Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Trail Run

In my never ending quest to not become bored with running, I decided to try a trail run today. I have been reading quite a bit about ultra running and have become quite fascinated with it. However, I had no idea where to do any trail running around here. I was in EMS and the cashier told me about Chestnut Ridge Park. Though it is a bit of a drive, I had some time, so I headed out. In short, I loved it! I really enjoy how the trails weave in and out. There are quite a few hills, so I may take advantage of these hills for future hill workouts. The trails were a bit muddy, due to the rainy summer, no doubt. Overall, a great experience.

Mileage: 3.00
Time/Pace: 33:17/11:06
Avg Heart Rate: 147

Weather: Cloudy, Cool

I will be doing more trails. If anyone knows other trails in the area, please do share. Thanks!

1 comment:

  1. I've heard postive things about the following trails: Genesee County Park in Bethany, Sprague Brook Park in Glenwood (near Kissing Bridge), and Losson Park in Cheektowaga. I've never run the first two, but I'm fairly familiar with Losson. There are some nice trails, although it's not as cross-country as Chestnut Ridge can be. Still, it is shady, and not too far away. My favorite is still Chestnut Ridge, though. I ran a 10K there last October in freezing snow/rain. It was miserable, but it was also tons of fun. If they have the race again this year, you should give it a try!