I am calling my new blog, El Paso Trail runner as I want to share my newly discovered enjoyment of this sport. I recently completed the book "Born to Run" by Christopher Mc Dougall and was inspired by the characters and intrigued by the races described in the book. Tragically, just a few days ago (March 30)Caballo Blanco or Micah True was found dead in the Gila National Forest after going out for a 11 mile trail run. He had lived for years among the Raramuri in the Copper Canyon region of Chihuahua and was the Race director of the Copper Canyon Ultramarathon.
I considered the Bataan Memorial Death March my first trail run and signed up to try it out. My training consisted in running on the Rio Grande river bed and the levees of the upper valley of El Paso. Having completed this event and greatly enjoyed the experience of running in the trails, I have set my sights on other trail runs. My next event will be the Leadville (CO) Silver Rush 50 mile trail run in July 15, 2012. I will post from time to time about my training and hopefully have a blog about the race.