Apr 17, 2012

Distance today = 55.03 km; Total distance = 5162.56 km; Location = San Luis – 37 11.864′ N, 105 25.567′ W; Start time = 0843, Finish time = 1653



The weather was perfect today – it made me remember why I’m doing this run.

Early on I passed 2000 miles run in the US. At the 26 km mark I crossed the border into Colorado. The girls dropped some lunch off for me on the side of the road at the 43 km mark – Beanie Weenies, a chocolate bar, and a coke. It might not score too highly on the nutritionists’ scale, but you have to take what you can get in the more remote parts.

This whole region that I’m running in at the moment is on a vast plateau known as the American Tibet. It’s essentially a huge flat plain situated about 8,000 feet above sea level, punctuated by peaks that reach into the sky as high as 14,000 feet or more. There are snow-capped mountains on the horizon in just about every direction.

Tonight I’m in the town of San Luis. It claims to be the oldest town in Colorado. There is no internet at the hotel, so I have had to go down the road and sit outside a café where there is a wireless signal. Once again, there are two Garmin files for the day.