Monday, April 09, 2007

Runners find solace, safety on trails (San Antonio Express News)

Tom Osborn of the San Antonio Express News wrote a great article about trail running in the San Antonio area. I had heard about Big Bend National Park and the Prickly Pear Trail Run, but it sounds like there are many more parks and trails down there. Be sure to check out the slide shows of Friedrich Wilderness Park, Eisenhower Park, Guadalupe River State Park, O.P. Schnabel Park, McAllister Park, and more from the article.

(A trail in Friedrich Wilderness Park, photo courtesy of LeAnna Kosub/Express-News)

Some good quotes:
"When I'm on the trails, time goes faster than when I'm on the road," said Soler, 47. "It's just the distraction of nature and the footing. You have to think about where you are going. It takes a little more work, but it can be very rewarding."

"It's an invigorating, refreshing way to be out in nature," Jacob Rotich, 29, said after completing the Prickly Pear run. "Out in the woods, away from the cars, it's pure oxygen. It's quiet and nice. You can almost meditate."


- SD

1 comment:

  1. allright! a shout out to the central texas trails!

    i've some fine prickly pear memories as of late... bill gardner and the SARR put on a fine event year-in, year-out.

    see you in boston!
    rich yavorsky
    austin, texas


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