It was a beautiful day to run at Shawnee! I was excited to go for the FKT, but I knew the current record would be really tough for me to break. I know both of the ladies that have run the FKTs there and they are both super strong runners. But I decided to go for it anyway. Started by the lake and ran the North loop first. Unfortunately around 4.5 miles in I missed a turn but realized it when I got to the fire tower and turned around and found the turn I missed. This added a little over 1.0 mile to the route. Then around mile 13 I missed a turn again! But this time I realized it sooner and only added probably less than .5 miles. I was bummed because I knew it would be so close and now I might not make it. But I pushed the pace and stayed on track for the rest of the run and managed to come in under the current FKT time. Fun day on the trails.
8h 45m 49s