Thursday, October 16, 2008

Men about campus

With the sun deciding that it wants to set earlier and lots of folks on the team still having to work until reasonable hours in the evening we've been finding that mother nature has been robbing the Thursday night practices of sunlight earlier and earlier.

Tonight we were about 20 minutes into the practice before we were almost completely without sunlight. Fortunately, we were able to get two laps of the normal course in before nightfall. Being that we weren't quite tired yet and still needed a workout, we headed out exploring the rest of the UMD campus. Turns out it looks like there are some fairly well lighted portions of the campus that should keep our training options open even as the sunlight trickles off earlier and earlier.

As we went exploring campus we discovered some steep hills, a good bit of slogging in thick grass, some off-camber runs and nice areas for sprints. I think we're going to be able to cobble together a good circuit over the next couple weeks.

Even better after a couple loops we'll have scoped out the potholes and be able to hammer without fear of losing a front wheel. Below is the map of our explorations of campus. (Check it out in Earth 3D - take a min to load, but worth the wait)

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