We've got 18.5 hours of daily sunshine right now. Sunrise at 4am and sunset around 10:30pm.
The trail by the river is one of my favorites.
It's incredible how quickly all the green stuff grows along the trails after a cold winter.
There are some open fields with tractor tracks. These are very runnable when dry.
Past storms have caused big trees to fall on the trail. The trails have been cleared now.
My route went through a nature reserve with some really old forests.
The traditional Finnish legal concept of Everyman's Right allows free access to the land.
We have some hills, but they don't seem to be high enough when training for Alpine trail runs. For 1,000 meters of cumulative ascent and descent, I have to run the big hill 33 times up and down.
I knew there was a local low-key marathon race going on in the nearby forest of Paloheinä.
|This is one of Kalevi's marathon friends finishing. He had dressed up for the occasion.|
|Kalevi (left) celebrates with some cake after finishing his 1600th marathon today. RD on the right.|
What an amazing summer day with great runners!