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Lynn Woods Hike

Posted May 06 2013 4:30am
A few weeks ago I went for my first "jog" in 16 months.  It didn't go as well as I would have liked and resulted in more pain than I usually experience on a daily basis. With that failed experiment in mind, I thought I'd see if I could tolerate hiking a bit better.  Late Saturday afternoon, I went for a short "test" hike in Lynn Woods Reservation.  It was a cool, breezy day and by the time I arrived at the park the sun was casting long shadows across the landscape. 

I hiked a four mile loop at a fairly brisk pace keeping mainly on the rough fire roads with perhaps a mile or so on some rocky single-track trail.  Overall, I felt pretty good and only felt an increase in my discomfort level when climbing hills.  I think this was caused by trying to push the pace too quickly on the uphills.  When I slowed down, I didn't experience any additional pain.

Scenic four mile loop

Dirt fire road

Nice path along the water's edge
Breeds Pond
I'll probably try to do another test hike next weekend. If I have the same results I may attempt to complete my section run/hike of the Bay Circuit Trail that I put on hold nearly two years ago. I still have about 100 miles to cover of the 200 mile trail.
As always, I can never really plan ahead. I just need to take it one day at a time.  
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