So this last weekend my friend and I decided to run the McKenzie River Trail. It’s a 26 mile trail that goes along the McKenzie River. You get to experience a couple lakes, reservoirs, water falls and tons of amazing bridges.
The McKenzie River Trail has been on my bucket list since I started running. My father and grandfather both grew up along this river. They were the original McKenzie River Rescue team.
The day started off pretty well. It was very cold, probably around 29 or 30F. My truck’s mirrors were covered in ice as was my radio antenna.
As you can see above out time was a bit over 5 and a half hours. I’m pretty happy with that. We could both do quite a bit better, I believe, but we were just out there for the miles and experience. The elevation gain is pretty far off I’m sure.
The entire run was pretty much what I expected. I had a little bit of knee pain that persisted for a day but nothing serious. Overall it was a very fun run and I’m excited to check off a couple more trails before winter really gets here.
Hopefully I’ll have a few exciting developments to announce soon. We’ll see!