A Little Run in Lethbridge
Lethbridge (Lost Soul) 5 miles 160 metres elevation gain 2:15 hrs
We were in Lethbridge at the weekend and took the opportunity to run a teeny tiny portion of the Lost Soul course. The return leg should have been closer to the river but flooding caused a detour inland. There is also a detour on the way up the last hill to a park bench (I like to sit).
I am not ready to run this 50k trail ultra, one for another year perhaps. I was surprised at how hard I found this small part of trail, I struggled to run the slippy downhills and uneven flats never mind the uphills. In fact, my lack of ability to enjoy any of it just pissed me right off. I kept trying to figure out how I would manage this uphill/downhill for 50k and anywhere between 8 to 12 hours.
The flowers are out everywhere on the coulees. How can I be pissy when surrounded by such ridiculous beauty?! Apparently pretty easily. Let's move on.
This is one of the hardest trails around....maybe look at blackfoot? i was thinking of the 25k there next year! Not sure...i need to snoop and dsee if there is a less mountainy 50k (might mean travel)!! our terrain here is a bit harsh...or am i just a wussy?ReplyDelete
Honestly, I'm a bit lost on how you would 'know' you were ready for 50k (53k actually) on this one. Things to think about for sure, maybe over some drinks ;)Delete