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Training Log Archive: Swampfox

In the 7 days ending Oct 16, 2016:

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Sunday Oct 16, 2016 #


Quite windy out, so not so good for running but great for biking, so biking got the main effort and running soaked up what was left. Mild for most of the day, but it chilled somewhat while running, and a light jacket would have been nice--but all I had was a t-shirt, so that's what I wore.

Saturday Oct 15, 2016 #


Did some mapping, plus some biking before and running after. Brilliant fall day, more like summer, but better than summer.

Friday Oct 14, 2016 #


O' run at Remarkable Flats, 13 kms.

Thursday Oct 13, 2016 #


Took a rest day--just some easy biking and running. Really beautiful out, following on yesterday's beautiful day. Overall, it's been an unusually nice fall so far.

Wednesday Oct 12, 2016 #


Laramie is so far off the beaten track that we don't even get jets flying overhead. Well, not many, anyway.

But it does happen on occasion that someone's phone gives them the wrong directions to, say, San Francisco, and they somehow end up in Laramie.

And today was one of those days the rare visitor did stop by--Linus Bohman, an orienteer for Malung. A testament to how far and wide word of the legendary Laramie maps have spread? Well, perhaps not.

At any rate, Linus, who is traveling around parts of the country with friends was in Fort Collins for several days, and came up to run on a map. So I drew up courses for him at Pelican Bay and Remarkable Flats and let him make his choice.

I had warned him that the weather could be anything, including weather than could verge on being miserably cold and windy, and he said no problem, he lives in the mountains (Idre) and was used to such things. As it happened, Laramie was completely socked in with fog this morning and 27F, but up top we were above the fog and it was sunny with some breeze when we met up.

I showed Linus the maps and let him make his choice, and it seemed to me he made the calculation there would be less breeze in the trees. At any rate, he chose Pelican Bay, and, after running and meeting back up at our vehicles, we went across the street and ran another half hour or so at Remarkable Flats--by which time it was a good bit warmer.

It was fun meeting Linus and talking a little orienteering and such. And of course any day when you're out running in the woods and there is another runner out there somewhere in the same woods is a pretty good day.

Tuesday Oct 11, 2016 #


While biking, thought I might as well swing by the courthouse and see if voting had started. It had. It took all of about 3 minutes to walk in the door, vote, and be back out the door and on my bike again. So, for me, the election is over, and I'm looking forward to Disney World!

Ran some trail behind Veedauwoo at the end of the day, arriving just as some ice rain was also arriving. I didn't have clothes for ice rain, so, hopefully, I tried waiting it out. Luck was with me as if ended after about 20 minutes. Saw nothing but a solitary kingfisher by a beaver pond.

Monday Oct 10, 2016 #


O' course at Remarkable Flats, 7.6 kms, 24 controls. Running felt good, especially uphill. 69F in Laramie today, so quite pleasant conditions up top, too, with some breeze to ward off over-heating. Relaxed afterwards with some Columbus Day pizza and some fine Sam Cooke tunes.

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