Two F3RVA men shook off two days of traveling to and through Guatemala by waking early for a run. Temps were 70 and Sunny (actually about 45 degrees F) and this is what happened:
Simple enough route-Begin running and proceed 2.1 miles in one direction along main road (if that is what you want to call it). Turn around and bring it back to home base.
NMS : Because of the fact we were located at about 9500 feet elevation above sea level, the challenge of this run started with the first step. The route was straight up for 1 mile, followed by a short down hill, another long uphill, closing out with a well earned down hill. It was great going for a run in 45 degree weather in mid-July. Working out in high altitude is no joke. It did not take long before TYA and YHC were completely gassed. Approximately 1/2 mile. The mountains in this area of the Southern Highlands of Guatemala are perfect BRR training and provide some of the most beautiful views supplied by Mother Nature.