I’m starting to think about MdS as a restful vacation with a bit running thrown in. I’m not underestimating the desert...
I ran around Turquoise Lake yesterday with J. and some of his friends from the Leadville training camp. The trail around Turquoise Lake is lovely and flat. My weak little quads rejoiced. Don’t get me wrong, there are enough small ups that it won’t be lovely after 87 miles, but, then, little is lovely after 87 miles. That’s [...]Liza
J. and I got separated running down Hope Pass yesterday and we both missed the turn at the bottom back to J’s car. Good fortune was smiling down upon me and two runners I’d met earlier showed me the way back once I realized my mistake. Adventure was smiling down upon J. He ended up wading through chest-deep water (!!!) and hiking [...]Liza
I ran up and down Hope Pass today, and on the way down I ran past a guy who was running effortlessly up a hill I had dragged myself up hours earlier. Honestly, he looked like he was floating. It’s wonderful to see someone running like that. He was having one of those runs where you feel light and full of energy. It was uplifting to see [...]Liza
If one more person tells me to drink water, I’m going to throw my water bottle at them. I am aware that being at altitude sets you up for being dehydrated. (Breathe more, pee more while acclimatizing.) I am also aware that drinking water, um, rehydrates you. Got it. Most of this DRINK WATER counsel comes as soon as someone finds out [...]Liza
For those of you haven’t stayed at the hostel in Leadville, you need to fix that as soon as you can. This place is great. My bunk bed has pink sheets, pink blankets and pink privacy curtains. I also have a pink locker. I feel like I’m back in my second grade bedroom. I love it. I arrived in town yesterday afternoon and immediately [...]Liza