8 strong and fast posted on a perfect running day in RVA. Weather was 50 degrees and clear with the sun beginning to rise when the run started.
All PAX proceed to Grove Avenue. Right on Grove and run to Grove and The Boulevard. Turn around at The Boulevard and run back towards Three Chopt. 4 mile loop, run to Grove and Wisteria and turn around, 5 mile loop run to Tuckahoe and Grove and turnaround, 6 mile loop run to Grove and Maple and turnaround, 10k+ loop run to Three Chopt and Grove and turnaround. All run back to Grove and Commonwealth and back to the shovel flag.
Bleeder changed up the attire and did not post in his Khaki shorts with brown belt and collared shirt today. Bleeder was in more traditional F3 attire, ready for speed and the run. He is quickly looking to jump under the 10 minute per mile mark. Today’s run came in at just above at 10:01 per mile. Next week he will certainly reach his goal. It is just a matter of time before Bleeder is challenging the PAX in the 9 minute range.
Progress on a week to week basis seems slow, but when looked at over a long period of time, it is truly remarkable. On his first run, Bleeder could barely lift his legs off the ground and now is ready to eclipse the 10 minute per mile barrier. Swirly has moved up groups (from doing 4 miles to 5) and was leading the pack of folks in the 8-9 minute per mile range for a few miles. Saab and Marv both knocked out a 10K+ in under 45 minutes. Great job out there today.
For the first time in a long while, the PAX did not see the usual headlight coming around the corner at 5:25. The entire group was looking towards the corner of Commonwealth and Cary waiting for the familiar site. Sippy missed the run for the first time I can remembers since he has started. Because of the long holiday weekend, many of the usual running PAX were missing today. All present missed the others today and look forward to seeing them back out there again next week