Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Austin Trail Running
Come on out and run with me! We'll do the "Hill of Life" together.
I found the hill — located at the end of Scottish Woods Trail off of Loop 360, just north of Rudy's Bar-B-Q — to be everything everyone said it would be. It's a kind of post-apocalyptic, tortured trail road, with old asphalt peaking up. And lots of loose gravel, ranging from small pebbles to little boulders. It's fully half a mile long and takes six minutes to ascend. And if you're not focused, you will fall, simple as that.

"I run the greenbelt two or three days a week, and every run is different. . . . I even know how close I am to a taco shop, and I'll bring my cell phone and order a breakfast taco on my long runs," he said.

That's the amazing thing about the greenbelt runs. You're in the middle of one of the nation's larger cities, but it sure doesn't feel like it.
From a trail running article in the Austin American-Statesman.

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