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2010-04-01 - Northwest Branch Trail

5.5 miles @ 9.5 min/mi

http://zhurnaly.com/images/running/Northwest_Branch_Trail_2010-04-01.jpgBuzz of iridescent green flies, bumblebees, junebugs ... damp toes at shallow water crossings ... warm afternoon sun ...

After 12 days the bronchitis is beginning to recede. Temps are in the 70s as I head upstream from the Adelphi Manor Park cricket pitch. Sucking on a root beer barrel keeps the cough under control. The gravel road climbing to Oakview Dr is as steep as remembered. Milepost markers match GPS readings to within 0.01 mile.

(other runs on the same route: 2007-09-12 - Oakview Hill Work, 2007-11-28 - Northwest Branch Tempo Run and Hill Work, 2008-09-11 - NWB Hill Work, ...) - ^z - 2010-04-02