Run: Leadville: Belle of Colorado (7.08 mi)

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Its still melting. But the lake is really low. The dark line above the snow is the waterline from last summer. That basin should be partially underwater.

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Lake is still frozen but its got pockets of waters. Fishers are along the shore doing their thing.

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The Turquoise Lake Trail is spotty. Big snow drifts that you have to posthole through yet nice small sections of dry stuff.

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Here is Kayla demonstrating how you run on some dry trail.

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Powerline looks pretty dry now but there is still a swamp at the base so its hard to get a good dry approach.

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I did a short run out to the lake and finally into the Belle of Colorado campground. Went to the shore and ran through the lake! The water level is down so low that I was able to run on what normally is submerged by a lot. Kind of weird terrain. Felt like running on the moon at times. Mostly talus. Saw lots of fishing poles. Came home via Mini-Powerline. Nice and dry through there now. Felt pretty decent today there and saw some good paces when I was on something runnable.

If you view the GPS map and zoom in, you can see I am running on the water. Sweet.

I went 7.08 miles with an elevation gain of 394 feet in 01:05:56, which is an average pace of 09:18. Heart rate average was 144. View my GPS data on Garmin Connect.