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.


  1. 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?

    1. 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 ;)


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