I’ve done 3 of the 10. That’s pretty good. Adventurous, no?
1.) Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim Trail DONE
Training log: If you’re training for a marathon or just enjoy a challenge, this one’s for you. The 24-mile trip takes you from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to the floor and up to the South Rim or vice-versa.
2.) South Mesa Trailhead to Chautauqua Park DONE
Training log: Start this 13.4-mile out-and-back on the Mesa Trail at the South Mesa trailhead. This trailhead provides access to any type of run depending on your mood: long or short loops, steep or gradual terrain, open grasslands or shaded woods, rugged single-track or groomed gravel, and as many hills as your legs desire!
3.) Lansing River Trail
Training log: Get ready for Lansing’s second annual marathon by running this 13-mile trail along that Grand River that connects to miles of trails at Michigan State University.
4.) Ann & Roy Butler Hike DONE
Lady Bird Lake, Austin, Texas
Training log: The perfect place to train for a triathlon – or just to do a lot of different activities. From running around the town lake to biking around Zilker Park to even going for a swim in the waters of Barton Springs, this is the place to train. You’ll get 10 miles of working out!
5.) Marin Headlands, Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Marin County, California
Training log: From Rodeo Beach to Muir Beach, the Coastal Trail is 5.9 fairly challenging miles along California’s dramatic coastline.
6.) Key Deer Refuge
Big Pine Key, Florida
Training log: Run along a bike path with numerous side trails through the pine rocklands; venture out to No Name Key to add mileage to this quick 2-3 mile run.
7.) Loop Trail at Discovery Park
Training log: Go for an easy run on this 2.8-mile loop trail that takes you through the forest, meadows. Add a beach loop for a 5-mile run.
8.) Santa Fe Canyon Preserve
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Training log: Take a jaunt around the Preserve’s rolling 1.5-mile loop trail or connect to the Dale Ball Trail system and explore up to 22 miles of the Southwest’s premiere scenery.
9.) Rabbit Hash Trail
Training log: Run along the trail out and back for a 4-mile round trip run and tack on the 0.5 mile Ewbank Forestry Trail loop for added distance. This is a hilly run with some uneven footing.
10.) Curt Gowdy State Park
Halfway between Laramie and Cheyenne, Wyoming
Training log: Whether you’re looking for an easy run or challenging grunt, Curt Gowdy State Park has something for every type of runner. More than 30 miles of trails reach altitudes between 6,700 and 8,000 feet. Every August, it’s also the site of The Nature Conservancy’s Antelope Dash trail run. 4 months ago