FKT: Preston Thomas - Wissahickon Green Ribbon Trail (PA) - 2020-10-17

Route variation
one way
Gender category
Start date
Finish date
Total time
1h 34m 56s

Starting at the northern trail start in North Wales and going to the southern terminus for a one-way unsupported effort. All food and water was carried with me for the entire run.

I'd been looking at this FKT for a few weeks now and actually planned on running it 2 weeks ago but life got in the way.

The conditions were a little sloppy and with big puddles here and there but otherwise it was a perfect day. Although the GRT has a bunch of small wooden foot bridges throughout the trail and I almost whipped out on one in the first 2 miles.

The game plan was to put in a marathon effort for the entire run and not focus on pace but rather effort. The start felt great and I was really able to push the paved sections towards the southern terminus. Hitting the southern terminus in 1:34:56

Felt really strong on this one-way North to South effort. 

Hydration - 15oz Skratch Labs, 45oz water (there was about 15oz left in the bladder.

Nutrition - english muffin and Lamar bar before the start
150cal Skratch Lab at 1 hour
100cal Gu 1:30