Apr 19, 2012

Distance today = 47.02 km; Total distance = 5260.86 km; Location = Monte Vista – 37 36.736′ N, 106 08.973′ W; Start time = 0829, Finish time = 1534

http://connect.garmin.com/activity/174235445 (retrospectively added)

I’m gradually making my way through the Rockies to Denver, but the geography of the mountains requires a more convoluted route than I might otherwise have taken. While the world running rules stipulate a predominantly easterly direction, it does allow for temporary westerly courses for geographic and logistical reasons, as is the case for me at the moment.

However, although it’s allowed, I find it very difficult, mentally, to run west – it seems like I’m going backwards. Anyhow, the westerly aspect is over now, and I head north tomorrow, then east towards Colorado Springs.

Today’s run was a little shorter than normal. I felt a little below par in the stomach during the middle of the day, but this improved in the afternoon. Just as I got into the town of Monte Vista, a strange combination of snow and hail began to fall. It was the icy equivalent of a sun shower, lasting just a few minutes, while the sun shone on.

Once again, the tracker is showing me not quite in the correct location. My position is actually a few kilometres north of the centre of Monte Vista.

Apologies, but today’s data will not upload to the Garmin site for some reason. It has downloaded to the computer, but it just freezes and “hangs” when I try to upload to the Garmin site. I assume the file has been corrupted in some way. No major issues, as I have the data, but I can’t provide a Garmin link for today. I hope it’s not an on-going issue. I’ll find out tomorrow.