Category Archives: altitude

Rocking the Bosque

Start time: 9/24/2014 & 9/27/2014, 7:30am
Location: Rio Grande Bosque, Bernalillo, NM
Distance: 5.27 & 5 miles
Average pace: 10:10 & 9:41 min/mile
Total Miles For September: 49 miles
Total Miles For 2014: 600 miles
Current Shoes: 157 miles

Went on vacation to New Mexico and got to run two times along the Rio Grande River’s bosque area w/ Charlie while we were there. The first time was a combination of loops on a flat trail and going up and down the ridge to the south; the second time we stuck just to the loops. Very pleasant run, although being even at just 5000 feet definitely made a real difference!

Bogota, Colombia

Start time: 8/21/12, 5:30am
Distance: 3 miles
Average pace: 9:58min/mile

Start time: 8/22/12, 5:30am
Distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 10:24min/mile

Start time: 8/25/12, 7:30am
Distance: 5 miles
Average pace: 10:13min/mile

Start time: 8/27/12, 5:30am
Distance: 5 miles
Average pace: 10:00min/mile

Start time: 8/31/12, 5:30am
Distance: 4 miles
Average pace: 9:48min/mile

Location: JW Marriott gym, Bogota, Colombia
Total Miles For August: 21 miles
Total Miles For 2012: 330 miles
Current Shoes: 125 miles

So, one broken toe and several weeks off later… the next five runs were all on a treadmill in Bogota, Colombia. A combination of the VERY high altitude (over 8000 feet!), bad air quality, and not knowing the neighborhood meant that discretion was the better part of valor for my exercising. Missed one or two planned runs due to the work schedule not quite cooperating, but I did the best I could and I’m pleased with that. (Plus some crosstraining on other days as well.)