Trail Report

January 7, 2013 at 2:45pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

I ran a literal couch-to-10k yesterday afternoon. I got up off the couch and ran 10 kilometers. With yesterday’s weather how could I not?

Lincoln’s trails seem to be in pretty good shape. I ran on portions of the Boosalis and Rock Island trails. There was the occasional slick spot as one would expect, but not once did I have to do the delicate tip-toe dance sometimes required in winter to avoid winding up on my backside. Residential sidewalks were generally pretty good as well, though crosswalks are still a pain thanks to piles of plowed snow.

I sincerely appreciate the work that Parks & Rec puts in to clearing Lincoln’s trails. Sure it’s easy to be sarcastic and mock how the trails get cleared of snow sooner and more completely than Lincoln’s streets, but that’s simply a function of the scale of each problem. Even better, the trails are actually used in the winter—and quite frequently, too! Those of us training for the Lincoln Marathon and Half-Marathon have to put in our miles somewhere.

How are the other trails around town doing? How about MoPac east of 84th Street—do they even bother plowing that?

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Tim January 7, 2013 at 5:07pm

We are fortunate.  Only paved trails are cleared (and not all, but most.)  So MoPac East is not.

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