FKT: Leigh Weil - Seneca Creek Greenway Trail (MD) - 2020-09-27

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one way
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8h 12m 7s
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While I am not a runner with fire in her belly, I thoroughly enjoy excuses to be outside for big chunk of the day. So for the 50k piece of the MCM trifecta, I decided to give the unclaimed female unsupported Seneca Creek Greenway Trail FKT a go. The day started easy on well defined trails and with deer significantly outnumbering humans. Around mile 5.5 my investment in carrying a second pair of shoes paid off at the first feet-wet creek crossing. It’s been wet all week so I was anticipating mud/creeks. From there the trail was a nice mix of rolling terrain, fields, corn, and more creeks. Some of the field crossings caught me off guard - grass was high and I managed to tear up my legs a bit. Doing this run in spring would probably make it more passable. Also in the lessons learned category, I could’ve used at least another 0.5L of water (carried 2.5L). The various bridges to go under definitely fed my love of urban graffiti art. And after many, many episodes of the Ginger Runner Live podcast, I found myself at Riley’s Lock. Walked/jogged around for about another 0.75 mi in order to get to 31 for the MCM 50k. Ending at Riley’s lock seemed fitting. With this serving as an MCM virtual run, I wore dog tags in remembrance of Ryley Gallinger-Long.