FKT: Brittany Haver - Deschutes River Railbed Trail (OR) - 2024-05-03

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one way
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Total time
3h 13m 45s

Fun challenge chasing this FKT.  Anna had put down a strong time to beat!!  I had never been on this trail before, but it was lovely. Left at 5:26am, which was perfect for temperature. 

The first 4 miles are the prettiest, but they also have a few obstacles that are annoying when trying to go fast.  I thought I might have fallen back too much during that to catch up. But I had also packed for 46 miles (because I had to go both ways), and I realized by pack was going to be too heavy for me to catch Anna's time.. so I stopped and ditched my sandwich at mile 2 and squeezed out some of my water-- that was future Brittany's problem!  After mile 4, it's relatively cruisy (though def some rocky stretches).   Kept it steady and was thrilled to shave off a few minutes from the record.

(Then I had to turn around and make the long slog all the way back to my car...)