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One Snake. Two Snakes.

Hello Everyone! Today I ran about 11 miles in the foothills of Albuquerque. I ran around the southeast end of the mountains. I have noticed that when I run here I usually see a snake. I don’t know why I usually see one here and not any where else in the foothills. Today however, I saw two snakes. That was a first for me. The first one was a rattle snake which a couple had chased off the path. They were excited about their accomplishment so I stopped and looked at the snake for a couple of seconds before thanking More >

Switzerland Travel Tips

Just in case all you “bloggers” don’t check your email, here are some handy travel tips from Dave Dunham. – Richard Bolt

Drink plenty of fluids, and remember that alcoholic beverages and caffeinated beverages have a dehydrating effect. The tap water in Northern Europe is generally safe to drink, although its high mineral content can cause minor upsets if you’re not used to it.

To avoid Jet-lag it is best to try and get an overnight flight to Europe and sleep as much as possible on the flight. You should then try and get on European time as soon as possible (don’t More >


Every other friday I am suppose to do an Anerobic Threshold run. I was supposed to a 4 miler at 5:50s. The weather has been very miserable near me for the past 2-3 days. It was raining a little this morning but I always run well in the rain. My run today was awesome. I ran 5:49 for the first mile, 5:36, 5:52, 5:34. The 4 miles was on a dirt road in State Land about 10 minutes from my house (depending on how many cows are out). I am competing in the Great Race this sunday with Zach. It More >

Geez, it’s hot!

Hey Everyone,

This morning I took my Chemistry final exam so summer school is officially over! This is a big relief because now I don’t have to worry about it in the fall and can concentrate on training for the WMRT and cross country season.

My training has been going well; this will be my fourth week back running after taking almost four months off with a stress fracture in the third metatarsal of my foot. I cross-trained like crazy maxing 162 miles a week on my bike, but I could only handle 50 minutes on the arm-bike each day. Even More >

Time to fly….

Howdy, This is my first of many blogs on here. My name is Zach RIvers, this is my second WMRT, my first was last year in Bursa, Turkey. I am hoping for a much better performance than last year were I finished 43rd. As for now my training is going much better than last year at this time. I am running much faster up Bristol Mountain were I enjoy to train. Bristol is a small ski mountain, more hill than mountain, but it is 1,200 ft high over 1.5 miles. So too mimic the world course I run up the More >


I participated last Sunday in the Thyon-Dixence race in the Valais area of Switzerland. I came in 2nd amongst the Juniors. It was a nice run. The race started at 6562 feet and ended at 7546 feet, and the highest point of the race was at 8038 feet. Then I stayed at 9500 feet in a mountain refuge for three days, and trained a bit. I woke up this morning and it was snowing!!! 20 inches of snow at 9500 feet. I came back home quickly, but it was quite dangerous to go down.

On Sunday , i will run the More >

Saillon or Bust!!!

This is Jonny Stevens and this is my first post on this blog. I haven’t been online as much because I’m done with my summer job (finally!) and I’m trying to stay outdoors as much as I can before I go back to school. I’m super excited to go to Switzerland next month and run in the World Trophy Race! I’ve been training on the mountain and trails up here in Vail,CO almost every day and I feel like I’m in as good of shape as I ever have been. I typically get two or three really steep runs in More >

The Death Trail

Hello fellow mountain runners! I look forward to seeing all of you and your supporters in Switzerland. I hope Everyone is training well. I just ran the La Luz Trail Run (My friends and I renamed it the death trail. It’s a little dramatic but makes it sound more exciting.) here in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday the 5th of August. The race is 9.0 miles and starts near the base of the Sandia mountains and finishes at the top. I ran almost a minute faster then my fastest time this year. Simon Gutierrez also ran the race this year and was More >

Finally figured it out


It’s Louis, Rachael’s dad. I work with computers, servers, and networks all day long but it took me a while to figure out how to post on this blog. I guess I’m not as smart as I look!

You have to sign in with the username and password that was on the email from Saturday, August 4th. Obviously I can’t show it on this post because then it would be open to everyone in the world including malicious malcontents. However, if you already deleted the email or can’t find it just email me and I’ll send it to you. You’ll find More >