Then we were off! We were to start in the arroyos which can make for challenging running because the sand is quite thick, and there are lots of little rocks. The group likes to stay together, and as I started to drift towards the back of the pack, Kevin doubled back and stayed with me. I only made it around 20 minutes in the arroyos before I turned back to achieve my 30-40 minutes of running, but the rest of the group continued out of the sand and onto trails, and headed up towards Sun Mountain for their two hour adventure.
The group was so friendly and they made what would have just been a difficult, cold run at altitude, really fun, and interesting. Thank you Santa Fe Striders for the great run. I look forward to running with you again whenever I am in New Mexico.