Tuesday, August 7, 2007

The Death Trail

Hello fellow mountain runners! I look forward to seeing all of you and your supporters in Switzerland. I hope Everyone is training well. I just ran the La Luz Trail Run (My friends and I renamed it the death trail. It's a little dramatic but makes it sound more exciting.) here in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday the 5th of August. The race is 9.0 miles and starts near the base of the Sandia mountains and finishes at the top. I ran almost a minute faster then my fastest time this year. Simon Gutierrez also ran the race this year and was the first person to the top.

To the left are the only stairs in the race but they are pretty tough because once you reach them you have less then a half mile left to run. I will admit that I walked up the stairs. They are intense when you are tired. To the right is a view of the rock slide that you have to run across about two thirds of the way into the race.
Keep up the good work!

1 comment:

Teva US Mountain Running Team said...

The "Death Trail" is 9.0 miles, starts at 6100' elevation and finishes at 10,678' with an average 12% grade. The first 1.8 miles is the paved road leading to the trail head. The remaining 7.2 miles is a sigle track dirt trail. Needless to say the views are spectacular (if you dare take your eyes off the trail!).