FKT: Jessica Gronke - North Branch Trail (IL) - 2020-11-07

Route variation
out & back
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Total time
6h 24m 1s
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I parked my car in the New Trier High School Parking lot and then got a ride to the start line in Gompers park. I started around 9am, it was a gorgeous day for November, around 64 degrees at the start! I fueled every 5 miles switching between gels, salt tabs, protein balls and Gatorade chews. I was able to refill my water from my car which was around mile 13(ish). Then I continued on up to the Skokie lagoons and did the loop counter-clockwise. I refilled my water pack again when I passed my car for the second time and resupplied my nutrition. I ran the entire FKT by myself and was surprised at the end with a mini-cheer zone of friends! I also then continued on to actually complete 50 miles.