I had seen on FB that Terri and others were going to run at Mohican on Sunday, but I was just planning on 20 miles on the roads here around town.
Then Mikey called and personally requested my presence. He's going to be moving soon, and might not be back on the beloved trails of Mohican any time soon. So of course, I am off to Mo for the run.
Mike, myself, Terri, Mark, Zach, Don, Nick, Rob, Mark all convened at the pavilion at the Class A Campgrounds. There was still quite a bit of snow at Mo-4 to 6 inches. We were already downgrading the proposed 50K down to something managable.
We asked Terri what we were running...it seemed the plan was to run the Mohican 100 course loop.
So off we went. The first mile of trail had been broken by a snowshoe trekker the day before. Then Nick took the lead and broke trail as we crossed across the river to the mountain bike trail.
Lots of talk talk talk on the trail. Lots of joke, smack talking. We were trying to ignore the fact that the snow was rather deep; there was much more slogging thru snow than alot of running.
We lost Don, Nick, and Zach after a few miles, as they peeled off on the road to complete their runs.
The rest of us trodded on. It was quite funny in places, as we tried to figure out where we were, exactly. (The group had more than one thousand Mohican miles between us.)
Mark had a brillant idea when we got to the mountain bike trailhead, nine miles in. He proposed we just turn around and retrace our steps..since we now had a broken in trail to run in, with the slight wind behind us. This was readily accessable.
Rob elected to bail with Mark L. here, to continue on with his training plan of the day, so it was down to Mike, Mark, Terri and I.
It was slower going back, but still a good time. Terri need to make her mileage an even 20, but I was fine to bail at 18 trail miles for the day.
GREAT to be back at Mohican and even better to spend some trail time with Mikey!!