FKT: John Clarke - Keystone Trail (NE) - 2024-01-07

Route variation
out & back
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Total time
2h 37m 30s

I passed through Omaha on my Amtrak train journey from Chicago to Denver. Over-nighted at the Marriott Courtyard in Aksarben Village, just 0.3 miles from the route.

It was a cold Sunday morning with very few people on the trail, mostly dog walkers. I did pass hundreds of geese on and along the trail. I thought they would have migrated south for the winter. Conditions were much different from the last time I ran this route. Under and over a couple of bridges, there was ice where I needed to slow down my pace significantly. Otherwise, the conditions were excellent for fast running.

My hip flexor became very tight with about five miles to go, so I slowed my pace at that point. I know I can run several minutes faster another time. 

I did not carry any fluid or fuel this time.