3 regulars posted on a sunny Sunday morning to attack the trails.
Cross the bridge and head up the hill, left onto Riverside Drive. Cross river at Manchester Bridge. Left onto Spring, amble through Oregon Hill and head west on Idlewood, Cumberland, Lakeview. Take Love Hill back to parking lot to finish out the run.
YHC checked the trails and the access road yesterday to see if running were possible (and wise). Although there were a few runners on the trails, the footing was still pretty bad and there was a lot of snow, water, mud, and ice. So…we decided to do a “near trail” run. We essentially did the same route as we usually do, a little off the trails and on the road. Total distance traveled 7.2 miles in a little over 65 minutes.
Southside of the river on Riverside drive was awesome. We saw zero cars and one walker on the entire 3+ miles down riverside drive. Great views and it was awesome being able to run in the middle of the road, avoiding the little bit of ice and snow on the side of the road Last time I ran Manchester bridge was with Offshore and Honeydo when the remnants of the hurricane were passing Richmond. The wind on the bridge that day was brutal. No wind today, but I always forget how long that bridge is. It seemed as though we were running that bridge for 1/2 the time today. On the way back we were very close to Sippy’s house. YHC suggested a quick pop in for coffee, but Saab and Offshore did not think Sippy would appreciate it (plus they could not remember exactly which house his was).
After the workout, Saab was taking his usual trip to the store for coldcuts. Offshore was heading to teach Sunday School.
See you in the Gloom