I ran the American Discovery Trail Marathon.

Poor Annie was as sick as a dog and couldn’t run. Her only words that morning were “I feel like I got hit by a bus”. She promptly rolled over and went back to sleep. Poor thing had to jump on a flight to Salt Lake City and then to Amsterdam later that day. What a trooper!

Race Report: American Discovery Trail Marathon

Palmer Lake to downtown Colorado Springs. I’ve made the drive a thousand times. It was so much more beautiful to run it.

This “trail” run is a mix of hardpack dirt and pavement. The course is mostly exposed but not too terribly hot. Just be sure to bring plenty of water.

It is a good run that gently rolls downhill, coasting you into old downtown Colorado Springs. Nothing too fancy but a good run for those of us in the front-range.

American Discovery Trail Marathon Course Profile

Race Website: http://adtmarathon.com

Lowest Point: 6,060 feet

Highest Point: 7,297 feet

Approximate Gain: 100 feet

Approximate Descent: 1,300 feet

Scott's Finishing Time: 4:16:18

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