What I See When I Run On Trails

While training for the Colfax Half Marathon this winter, I spent most of my training time on dirt trails splitting time between the Bluffs Regional Trail, High Line Canal Trail, and South Valley Park. There isn't anything technical about these trails, but they are close, fun, and in the case of the Bluffs and South Valley, there are just enough hills for working on strengthening the quads with hill repeats.

Below are a couple of pictures I took on December 22, 2012 at the Bluffs. I came around a corner in the trail, looked up and say this guy.

Hmmm...should I go after the deer or that wise guy
standing over there with an iPhone.

He was pretty close, but wasn't much interested in me. Here's why.

There's a coyote nearby?
Around the next corner, I saw these white tails just hangin' out. I am no animal expert, but I don't think a coyote has a chance against deer no matter how hungry he is, which is why the deer look so calm.

Hopefully, all that running up these hill climbs will help me make it strong through the race this Sunday.