FKT: Patrick Welsh - Trail Between the Lakes (TX) - 2020-06-18

Route variation
one way
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Total time
6h 20m 27s
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I completed this FKT as part of a larger out & back run/hike of the Trail Between the Lakes.  I hit the trail around 5:25am heading west from the Lakeview Campground on the Toledo Bend Reservoir. It was an extremely humid affair from the get-go, and I think I was soaked through with sweat by 6am.  I had caches where the trail crosses highway 87 and at the western terminus, as well as carrying tailwind nutrition in the soft flasks of my Ultimate Direction Mountain Vest.  Most of this first half of the run went pretty well.  The last 5 or so miles when the heat was really starting to pick up I found myself feeling slightly lightheaded.  I reached the end of the trail about a quarter till noon and took around a 20-30 minute break to give myself a chance to cool down before heading back to the start.