Sunday, August 26, 2007

Gateway Trail One Week Later

Several flocks of wild turkeys waddled across the road in front of our car on the way to the Trail. We stopped, of course. This is a small portion of the parade of turkey families.
Gobble, gobble Why did the turkeys cross the road??On the other side
What a difference a week makes! When we did 20 miles on Gateway Trail last Sunday, the temp was in the low 60's with light mist, developing into heavier mist. It was our kind of day. Our speed was as good on miles 18-20 as any.

The 8 2/3 miles we did today was with a temp of 82 degrees, a dew point of 61, and a wind of 17 mph. The wind, the best part of that, provided some relief. However, I was pouring sweat and even staggered with a bit of dizziness.
I didn't plan well for the heat, starting out with 8 ounces of water, which we each had. Don, on a bicycle, brought our partially frozen bottles of Gatorade All Stars drink, from our car, saving the day... and us!!

PS: Oh sad to say, Bruce Brothers' running column.. and the Great Outdoors section of the St. Paul Pioneer Press is being discontinued. Certainly the only sports news I read in the paper.


Anonymous said...

Been reading your the pictures..linking to you on my blog

Margaret said...

Hey, I had never seen a photo of wild turkeys before. Good photo, Sunshine! Now, why WERE those turkeys crossing the road? ;-)Thanks, Margaret, Florence, Italy

Renee said...

Glad you got more fluids! I could have used a lot more Gatorade on my run today. Oh well. Next time.

I love the wild turkeys! I've seen them only once in real life but they were so gorgeous.