FKT: Jimmy McCaffrey - East Bay Skyline National Recreation Trail (CA) - 2013-11-16
I set the initial self-supported FKT on the East Bay Skyline National Trail today with a time of 6 hours, 00 minutes and 9.52 seconds.
Garmin stats: connect.garmin.com/activity/405047984#
Strava stats: www.strava.com/activities/95484818
I had a really rough go of it; seeing as I didn't really taper I was woefully under-prepared. I more-or-less treated this as a long training run in lieu of running a 50k today in preparation for The North Face Endurance Challenge 50-miler in Marin on Dec. 7th, and having done a 24-miler and a 12-miler back-to-back last weekend I just didn't have the legs to really push the pace.
That being said, have at it! I'm probably going to attempt this again in January (hopefully after a rain fall; I would bring my Sawyer filtration device and go at it unsupported). I'm also thinking of eventually doing a south-to-north run on this trail and a yo-yo (63-ish miles).
I love this trail and hope to see the record lowered to around 4 hours; there's a lot of really great long trail runners in the Bay Area that could demolish my time.
I set the bar nice and low.