FKT: Ryan Zinkhan, Austin McPhillips - Crater Lake Rim Drive (OR) - 2020-09-06

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not winter
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Total time
3h 56m 13s

Unbelievable run! My friend and I started at 6:00am near the West Rim Drive sign right outside of Rim Village. We ran the whole thing together clockwise. We saw more cars on the road than I thought  so would encourage folks to start earlier if you don't want to see anyone. 

Felt relatively strong throughout. Some fast downhills mixed in with some slogging climbs. 

For fuel I carried a waist pack that carried 2 gels and a pack of Blok gummies. We stashed 6 12oz water bottles around the drive at miles 10, 16, 21, 24, 28, and 30 and drove around to pick them up after the run. 

Best part was jumping in the lake afterwards at Cleetwood Cove for an ice bath! 

Amazing run with some beautiful views and couldn't recommend it enough!