12 eager runners posted at RAMM this morning. Almost perfect weather for a run, 60 degrees, no clouds, no humidity, a little bit of wind. Here is how it went down.
Run east on Grove, 4 mile turnaround at Malvern, 5 mile turnaround at Roseneath, 6 mile turnaround at THE Boulevard. All run to Three Chopt, turn around and run back to the shovel flag.
Crescent moon out there today nice and bright (i have no idea if it was waxing). Right above the moon was a planet shining brightly in the morning sky, I am assuming it was Venus. It was there yesterday just below the moon, today it had moved just above. It was the brightest I had ever seen a planet shining. One of the things I love about the early morning workouts is seeing the morning sky with the moon, stars and the planets all around. Without the workouts I go months without noticing the planet I am living on…
Quickdraw opted for the full six mile loop today, a majority, if not all, of the remaining runners chose the 5 or 5+ options. Sippy is on the mend and tried a long run for the first time in a bit. Hopefully his calve still feels good tomorrow.
First things first, Saab was not injured. I knew that there would be speculation that he was having some sort of problem since YHC was keeping up with him this morning. Truth be told, Saab was gearing down to stay with me. Great to have someone to chat with on the run. YHC never got into a groove today and the distraction of conversation made the run bearable.
Bleeder and Lug Nut are embroiled in an epic battle over total mileage done year to date. They are within a mile or two of each other. On any given day one or the other takes the lead, forcing the other to get out and run to catch up. Let’s see how long they stay close. Good work gentlemen, if I told you a year ago that you would log 100’s of miles in a year, you would not have believed it.
One of the PAX today noticed that Saab was in a different vehicle today. Two funny things came from this conversation. First, Saab pointed out that his gas gauge is constantly moving downwards because of the gas ineffeciency of his vehicle. Second, Saab mentioned that he had run out of gas twice in the past couple months in his vehicle. I don’t know why I find that so funny, but I do. Back in the day I used to run out of gas, but it has been a while. What is the cause? Distraction, lack of attention, stubborness, we may never know. Saab???
BT announced that a speaker is coming to St. Christophers to talk about raising boys into men in modern times. Sounded like an excellent program. BT chime in with details.
Rugged Maniac this week. Good luck to all those participating
Bottom to Tap next weekend
October 31st F3 Great Pumpkin Run at Lewis Ginter. Bring the family and represent for F3.