On both all nighters I chose to run on the Rio Grande levee road and connecting canals because I had seen a lot of rattlesnakes on the mountain trails in my area. The evening went by fairly quickly and on one occasion I met up with my local running club at 5:00am to enjoy their comaraderie for the last several hours of running.
|This is what the river levee looks like during the day.|
The canals in the upper valley of El Paso, TX are perfect for night running because you are never far from help lest there is a zombie apocalypse. Worse than walking dead are texting drivers so staying off roads and highways is a must. The canals criss cross the many neighborhoods in the area and, other than a few road crossings, you are free from traffic.
|Canal at night|
|Canal in the day|
|…or make a run to the Whataburger that is close to the canals.|
See you on the trail.