This was the view I experienced this morning thanks to making a friend through Strava. I have heard over and over that there are many trails in the mountains/high hills outside of Mexico City. Unfortunately, there are no maps to download and none of the trails have signs or markings. Someone needs to show you and/or you need to memorize it all yourself. It’s a shame because there is some spectacular terrain. Today’s run was two semi-different 3.7km loops at 2860m/9300 ft. We did around 14km of running. After running thousands upon thousands of kilometers on concrete and pavement, the trail felt like I was running on cushions–bliss if you ask me.
It was definitely good to meet a local runner and start to break out of the same loops I do on a daily basis. My rejuvenated attitude and positivity already seems to be paying off. If I can learn more of these trails at 10000 ft elevation, it will be incredibly helpful come 3 months from now when the 100 miler is upon me. The icing on the cake today was to share the trails with my lovely wife, too. Happy day indeed!