The Cayuga Trail races are just as beautiful as they are brutal. Miles of single track leads runners through luscious northern New York forests on a tour of waterfalls. Beauty always comes at a cost and this fifty mile was no exception. Hundreds of stone steps and winding pathways conspired to add just over 9,000 ft of vertical climb on the loop course. Switchbacks with roots and rocks were like land mines taunting runner’s ankles to roll beyond their comfort zone. Well run aid stations serving up pirogis and a bagpiper to bid you good morning made this ultra stand apart from the rest. If Cayuga is not on your bucket list you had better check your calendar and get yourself to Ithica. Cayuga 50 is truly a gem.
In the Sugarstride podcast episode 47 I talk running and Cayuga with special guests Michael Owen, Martini Mike, and Alescia Smalls Roberto. We are all very different runners that each set out to conquer those steps in the Finger Lakes and each came back with a completely different outcome.
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Check out more info about the Cayuga 50 Mile and Marathon Trail Races visit http://rednewtracing.com/CayugaTrails
Learn more about Michael Owen’s running group, Southeastern Ohio Trail Runners at their web site https://www.seotrevents.com/
Visit Michael Owen at Athen’s specialty run shop Ohio Valley Running Company. For directions and hours click http://www.ohiovalleyrunning.com/
Michael Owen with his family.
The song featured at the end of this episode is Feel It Still by Portugal, The Man. Download it HERE.
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Taken moments before the start of the Cayuga 50 Mile race, 2017.
From left to right, Sean Lemke, Martini Mike, Alescia Smalls-Roberto, Scott Robinette, Jessica Croisant
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