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 Trail Running 
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 Trail Running
Anyone here dabble in trail running? I recently started this activity to get me out when I only have a few free hours.

Any suggestions for ultra-marathon trail runs in the area?

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Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:50 pm
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Occasionally I'll trail jog a mile or so if I'm on a boring flat section of trail or if it starts to rain but otherwise no and I'v never set out to do it. The biggest reason is it would totally defeat the reasons I personally go out to hike but also my left knee isn't even a fan of running more than a mile or so on flat ground.

Ideas for you if that's your thing might be a Pemi Loop, Double Presi Traverse or Hut to Hut traverse. You can probably get some other ideas as well as full reports here too...

http://dailey7779.blogspot.com/p/endurance-hikes.html

Closer to your home I just did a double Blue Hills traverse which was 15+ miles with 3500 feet of elevation gain so a double-double traverse would work and a loop around the ring dike in Pawtuckaway is about 7 miles with 1800 feet of gain so you'd need 4 loops but as its a loop you could go all day if you liked. Reports on those routes here if interested.

http://forum.hike-nh.com/viewtopic.php?t=6868

http://forum.hike-nh.com/viewtopic.php?t=5505


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I only run if I'm being chased. :lol:

Personally, I would rather ride my bike than run.

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I trail run all the time, but for any real ultra distances you'll be running smaller loops like GG pointed out in his example of Pawtuckaway. Sunapee-Monadnock Greenway might be close enough for you if you could get a car spot.

I'm planning on that Skyline back and forth sometime soon. Looks cool thanks for the info on that.


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I get the urge to run, sometimes. But I lay down until it goes away...


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