In the last 7 days:
Intervals not run yesterday were run today, under beautiful conditions. Not a cloud in the sky from sunup to sundown, and all the wind could muster was a light breeze. If every day here was like today, then the population would be x10. But not much danger of that!
On one of my rests, a hunter drove up and we talked briefly. I asked him what he was after, and he said elk. I had seen two nice mule deer bucks in that area 20 minutes earlier, and told him so. He showed me a picture of an enormous bull elk he had shot nearby in 2012, and I showed him the two beer cans I had picked up while I was running. The elk was a lot more impressive.
Ran trails in snow late in the day. I had planned a different workout, but opted to change plans because of the conditions. It wasn't outright cold--a few degrees below freezing, but the skies were mostly gray, and the there was formidable wind putting the "c" in chilly. It certainly felt like the coldest day we've had so far this winter season--especially out in the open. In the trees, it was more comfortable.
Long run on trails, easy pace. Nothing but blue skies.
O' pass, 11.5 kms, 30 controls, at Twin Boulders, partly cloudy, breezy, pleasant running conditions, some snow on the ground, up to 4-5" deep on protected northern slopes. Saw one owl flying low and away through a small wooded area--probably it was wondering what a swampfox was doing out there.
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