On the day of the FKT, I drove to the trail head with little thought of how my run would go. It was just a normal, solo, weekday, mid-distance run, and after the mile one descent of Miller Trail, I decided to go all out and see how fast I could run the loop. It was midday, summertime, and I had packed 24 ounces of Skratch fuel in a collapsible flask, all of which I drank, and a 1.5-liter bladder of plain water in my lighter running vest. The trails were dry, as southwest Pennsylvania was experiencing a long period of little rain. These trails can be rather muddy and sloppy, but on this day, they were in prime condition. The humidity seems to be higher in Quebec, and the foliage is thick, making even a 75-degree day seem hotter. The run went well, I ran it all with no walk breaks, and I felt strong. It felt good to push a bit harder than normal, and I was pleased with the pace. This is a local favorite of mine, one that I mountain bike and trail run often.
1h 54m 38s