Exploring new terrain at the Yankee Springs Trail Run
You plan for an ultra marathon, but there are always unknowns and unexpecteds that cause you to adjust plans.
At Yankee Springs State Park in southwestern Michigan this past weekend, unexpecteds were abundant, making for challenging race through the beautiful backwoods of southwestern Michigan. The Yankee Springs Trail Run is put on by Switchback Endurance and includes a 10K, marathon, night half marathon and the double marathon. I did the double, which is four half-marathon-distance loops along single-track trail switching back and forth between beach sand and rich black dirt. I wouldn’t have noticed the trail composition so much if it weren’t for the rain, but more on that later.