Last evening I got in some beautiful miles along the Little Gunpowder trail system. It seems as though spring lasted for a week in Maryland, and now the summer heat and humidity has taken over. The trails are in great shape, dry and fast, and the scenery has turned to shades of green at every turn.
I parked at the trail head on Bel Air Rd and headed north along the river, following the White Blazed Trail for about 4 miles. When I reached the Bottom Rd bridge, I turned right, making a long loop through the lush forrest terrain. I worked my way back to Bottom Rd and across the bridge to retrace my steps along the White Blaze going south.
All in all, I got in 9.5 sweaty miles. No complaints, it was a gorgeous day to get in some miles. As the temperature heats up, I am more and more aware of the nutrition, hydration, and supplements I am taking in over the course of a run. Last evening, I was taking salt tablets every 30 min and popping a chew every 20 min.