Trail Thursday Route: Le Moyne College Cross-Country Course
April 2, 2020
Tired of running the same route everyday?
FFSYR Trail Running Coach MJ highlights a new trail route each Thursday to help mix it up and discover new areas to run, train & play.
Workout Focus: Trail Running/Walking/Hiking
Est. Time: 30-60 minutes depending on pace (or if you stop to take pictures)
Coach MJ's Notes: This trail system may be small but it gives you a lot of options. There a couple different entry points. The route in the map started from the stone lot behind the gym. During my run I only saw one other couple with their dog and sometimes when school is in session you will see a student or two. The outside perimeter would only be about a mile but including the switchback adds more. I did two loops: one trip uphill towards Salt Springs Rd and once up to the old reservoir.
Two tips from MJ for running on trails:
1. Do not make trail wider. If there is a puddle or tree down, go thru or over... not around. Going around will widen the trail over time. If there is a branch you can move, set it to the side of trail. If there is large debris contact the group who manages the trail. The Finger Lakes Trail has locals that maintain small sections of their system.
2. Spray for ticks. No one wants Lyme disease.
Views from the route:
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