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Sunday, March 18th, 2012

A brief alpine run

After two weeks off from any physical activity due to my rib injuries (intercostal nerve irritation) from the last 12-hour night race, this week I jumped in serious way into my running shoes and did my best to catch up with some horizontal and vertical mileage over my legs.

Yesterday I finished the week with a casual mountain run around Nevado de Toluca with my good Argentinean friend Marcos. We arrived to the volcano not so early in the morning but managed to complete one loop of my favorite 28 km mountain running course. It was cloudy for most of the day but we were lucky enough to escape the hail and rain that started to fall in the afternoon.

We had a great time scrambling up and down 4th/5th class alpine terrain around the ridges since many sections of the high course were covered with snow and there were many sketchy ice patches all over (Yaktrax didn’t work well). Took a little bit more than usual but it was definitely worth it, great chat, photos and technical terrain fun

Rest of the photos are here or in the slideshow below:

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