2012 Training Log – Week 52

Got 42 in a little under 7 hours, and I’m starting to feel a hint of mojo returning.  I had two unexpectedly good runs this week, and a long run that was sweet – even if I did make it home totally running on fumes.

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For the 3rd Saturday in a row I got up before sunrise and ran from my house up Waterton Canyon.  This time I went up the Colorado Trail a bit before turning around.

The sunrise was epic!

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Pretty cool to get into some views like this after an hour of running.

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The wind was blowing hard on my trip down the canyon and making some cool effects on the ice.

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I packed the DSLR the whole 17 miles in hopes of getting some more bighorn shots, but came home empty handed.

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I scratched the camera itch by spending Sunday afternoon hanging out in Chatfield State Park.

I haven’t identified this guy yet, but he was a photogenic little subject for a while.

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Geese. Lots and lots of geese.

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Then I finally got what I was after. A bald eagle came swooping by flying in a tight circular pattern as it made its way down the shoreline. It was a little far for my lens, but I did the best I could and waited for it to bank into the late afternoon light.

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Posted on December 26, 2012, in photography, run, training. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Dude, the mystery bird is a western meadowlark. :-)

    Awesome photos, man!

  2. No. No! Wasn’t making fun of you…

    My faves are the male western tanager (I’ve briefly seen one at our place, and then one while on a run – usually they’re just passing through the state around May) and the male evening grosbeak (which we have at least 3 generations stop by our place to feed every summer). I would love to see a male kestrel someday. Any bald eagles out by you (besides Waterton Cyn.)?

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