3 + 1 posted for an early morning trail run. Although we are starting at 7 am, it is still dark outside for the first half hour or so. Cannot wait for the time change.
Cross river, take buttermilk trail to Belle Isle. Run the middle of Belle Isle, Rock hop back to the buttermilk at the set of stairs and head back to the shovel flag.
Oyster posted early this morning to get a headstart. When he arrived at the AO, he read the previous nights Twitter activity and noticed that TYA had announced that a new route was in store for the PAX. Oyster headed out on the usual route about 20 minutes early starting out on the northbank. We ran into Oyster at the crossover to Belle Isle. He kept going on the Buttermilk, determined not to be caught. After we finished the Belle Isle loop, we were in hot pursuit. Oyster did beat us back to the parking lot, but Saab spied him taking a short cut up the set of steps towards the end of the trail.
YHC took a good spill today. I have been running the trails for over six months now and have yet to fall. After surviving the first 1/2 hour in the dark, I was fine on the run until 3/4 of the way back. Shortly after the Reedy Creek parking area, I tripped going up the hill. Went down on my left side, getting a good case of road rash on my knee and thighs. No other damage, so brushed myself off and finished the run. No worse for the wear.
Saab posted after a long day and a late night. He was trying to recruit pucker for the run, but Pucker was burning the midnight oil (with a few cocktails to help him along his way)
Four seems to the be the magic number for the run these days. More company is always appreciated.