Logging miles on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail

12 Feb
The Wabash Trace Nature Trail crosses the East Nishnabotna River just outside of Shenandoah, Iowa.

The Wabash Trace Nature Trail crosses the East Nishnabotna River just outside of Shenandoah, Iowa. I just missed capturing a bald eagle in this picture.

Ran a 20-miler on Saturday and an 8-miler on Sunday. It’s 8 weeks until my ultramarathon. Twenty miles seemed long on Saturday, so I’m not sure what to think about 50 miles in April.

Here’s a link to Saturday’s run, which was run on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail in my hometown of Shenandoah, Iowa. Shenandoah is in extreme southwest Iowa, about 60 miles southeast of Omaha, Neb.

The Wabash Trace is Iowa’s longest trail, running from Council Bluffs to Blanchard. It’s great for hiking, biking or running. 

The trail is mostly crushed limestone. It was a bit spongy on Saturday, but it firmed up for Sunday’s 8-mile run.

The trail is maintained by a group of dedicated volunteers. In September 2012, the group held its first half-marathon and marathon on the Trace — as it’s called locally — and they did a great job. I would recommend the race for anyone looking for a small, fun trail race in the area.  

More information on the 2012 race can be found here; I would suggest checking back for updates on future races.

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2 Responses to “Logging miles on the Wabash Trace Nature Trail”

  1. marylouharris February 12, 2013 at 11:41 pm #

    Inspiring photo, even without the eagle.

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    • msmidt February 13, 2013 at 5:13 am #

      Thanks, Marylou. It’s a very pretty trail.

      Like

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