Mud, Rain, And Trailrunning

The snow is gone but the rain just will not stop. I went to Perkins Trail, a tough technical trail and a trail know for shoe sucking mud. The rain made the streams rolling deep and cold. I love the trail lots of hills, deep mud, stream crossings, and roots. What more can a trailrunner ask for. The trail starts at a covered bridge and a river that was rolling good, so I new the streams would be rolling. The rain had let up so I took the iPhone so I could snap some pictures. The first time around the loop was good, I got off some pictures. Just about the time to hammer another loop the rain started again, so I leave the phone in the truck. After that loop I cross the street and do some stair/hill more hard hill work.

It was a good weekend of running the trail just not as many miles that I wanted. Just under 20 miles for the weekend. The cold rain and streams might just get me sick and I don’t want that down time. The warmer spring weather is coming and I can’t wait!

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9 Responses to “Mud, Rain, And Trailrunning”

  1. Sweet run Brian – glad Spring is around the corner for you!

  2. Sweeeeet looking stair set there!

  3. That’s just a small part of the stairs! It’s hard too take pictures with the turns in them!

  4. Tammy Wuerth Says:

    Beautiful Shots…!! I bit it on the trail yesterday 😦 Hope to get back out again tomorrow though. The trails were wet and muddy here too, so we were avoiding them – yesterday, finally dried up – and if you read my blog you will hear what happened! Not letting it stop me though… tomorrow – back out again!!

    We have stairs here in the Springs — Actually Manitou Springs – just a few miles from my home — it’s called the Manitou Incline — one mile straight up!! You can continue the trail all the way to the top of Pikes Peak if you wish.. speaking of that,

    This Wednesday is the registration for the Pikes Peak Ascent….
    http://www.pikespeakmarathon.org/

  5. Beautiful trail and pictures! What I want to see is a picture of your shoes at the end of the run. It looks like it was sooo muddy!

  6. Tammy Wuerth Says:

    Question for you being the ultrarunner you are…. πŸ™‚ Since my accident last Sunday I haven’t been able to run, but I feel like I can now – tomorrow is to be a 20 mile day —- even though I wasn’t able to put in the miles this week — would you recommend I still do my 20? I don’t want to get behind in my training. I am thinking about going out today to do a slow warm up — even if it is only 3 – 4 miles (to see how I feel since my fall), but it is a blizzard here today! Should I run today before doing 20 tomorrow? Hope you don’t mind me asking for your advice… but you seem like a good resource πŸ™‚

  7. I hit you up on your blog!

  8. Great pic Brian. Makes me want to go do a trail run! I miss being out in the woods. Looks like you had a horribly muddy run though, what did your legs look like afterwards?!?? πŸ™‚

  9. Looks like a killer trail! ..oh, and great blog theme too btw! πŸ˜‰

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