Run to Salem

last updated 2021-06-18
Great start - weather perfect for a 3 hour run; 2021-06-18

A run from Medford to Salem up the East Cost Greenway.

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Trail running also introduced me to the world of ultra-marathoning, which has exploded in popularity over the last decade. I found filmmaker Jamil Coury chronicling immense runs and checking in dozens of miles in, the air thin at high elevation, {^with an ear-to-ear smile describing how it had just started hailing and that it was so awesome man}. This relentlessly positive attitude towards daunting physical challenges was infectious. It inspired me to turn runs into backyard adventures - runs {up the coastline to nearby towns}, {solo marathons through new neighborhoods}, and exploration of new trails in the forest. And while I've done a couple of organized races like the Fells Winter Ultra, I most enjoy solitary challenges.