Trail Mix

April 30, Michigan Road

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On Sunday, April 30, at 8:00 a.m., meet at the Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Michigan Road lot when we follow the Michigan to Kimberly Bridge course. Michigan Road is our traditional starting point for runs in the southern portion of the reservation but this time we’ll run North from the lot to the Meadow, follow some of the Leatherman’s Loop course trail to Kimberly Bridge, then “up” the blue trail and return by way of yellow. There are some hills on this course particularly around mile 4. You have been warned. Anyone interested in getting a few more miles in can arrive at 5:00 a.m., 6:00 a.m. or 7:00 a.m. for an early start. Trail Map here ››

On Saturday, April 29, join us for one last training run at Bear Mountain before the North Face Endurance Challenge in two weeks. Options include distances of 50k, 26 miles, 22 miles, and the 13 mile half marathon course. There are PDF, GPX, and KML files of the courses available here and you should bring a map just in case. Three options to meet that day: 6:00 a.m. Woodsbridge Lot, Katonah; 6:40 a.m., Anthony Wayne; 7:00 a.m. Ice Rink Lot. Complete details in the calendar.

Also on Saturday, April 29, at 6:00 a.m., join Peeter Muursepp at the Lewisboro Town Park for around 12 miles. I’ll leave the details of the course to him though.

On Friday, May 5, at 7:30 p.m., join us at lean-to 5 (Michigan Road) for a night run. Course to be determined but will be around 6 miles. Bring a headlamp and some of your favorite “recovery” food and drink and we’ll hang out by the fire afterwards.

Great job last week at the Leatherman’s Loop. Nice to see so many of you take the podium and win a pie and even nicer still to just hang out after the race. Next race in the Trail Mix Series is A Mild Sprain on Sunday, May 21. Hope to see you there.

Lee Willett

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April 23, Leatherman’s Loop

On Sunday, April 23, we’ll be meeting at the Meadow lot for the 31st annual Leatherman’s Loop. For complete instructions, visit LeathermansLoop.org. Good luck all, I hope to see you all there.

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On Saturday, April 22, at 7:00 a.m., meet at the Lewisboro Town Park when we run the 12 or 15 mile Reservation Perimeter Loop. The course takes us on all perimeter trails and the 15 mile version adds a climb over the Fire Tower. If you’re training for the North Face Endurance Challenge, this is a great opportunity to get a run in while saving a little for the Loop.

On Saturday, April 22, at 6:00 a.m., meet at the north end of the Anthony Wayne lot at Bear Mountain for a 13 to 15 mile loop. Kevin Rader will lead the group, which is good since he knows those trails better than I do. If you want to car pool from the Woodsbridge Lot in Katonah, plan to leave there at 5:15 a.m.

Do you like saving money? If you reach out to Warren Young, account rep at Backcountry.com, at (810) 204-4663 or wyoung@backcountry, and tell him you’re with the Leatherman Harriers Sunday Runs group, he’ll set you up with a 15% discount when you buy from the store. I don’t typically make endorsements but I’ve had good experience buying from them and you guys might want to give them a try.

And one last note, you’ve probably heard that this year’s tick population is going to be high. I know several runners have pulled ticks off themselves recently so want to remind everyone to check yourselves over carefully after a run even if you’ve stayed in the middle of the trail. Use a repellent—ones with deet are more effective—and if you see something suspicious on another runner, let them know. Lyme disease and other tickborne illnesses can be serious.

Now, enjoy the photo from this past Sunday I hope to see you this weekend.

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January 29, Mountain Lakes Park

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This Sunday, January 29, at 8:00 a.m., meet at the trail head to Lookout Point in Mountain Lakes Park (201 Hawley Road, North, Salem, NY) when we run the Yellow-OS-IS loop. This course winds through the park and includes the new IS trail which connects the OS trail to Spruce Lake. If you want to get an early start, arrive at 7:00 a.m. and for those insomniacs out there, bring a headlamp and start at 6:00 a.m. If you are looking to get some distance in, take Hunt Lane to the Realander loop and back for an added 7 miles of (mostly) dirt roads. See the map here ››

Next week we’ll be back in the Rez for the sixth annual Looper Bowl.

Hope to see you out there this weekend.

Lee Willett

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Last Sunday’s big group at the Trailside Museum.

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