Thursday, October 29
F3RVA
Always 70 and Sunny
F3RVA
Always 70 and Sunny

She’s done stretching, let’s go.

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3 regulars posted on a sunny Sunday morning to attack the trails.

The Thang:

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.

Naked Moleskin:

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.

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  1. Thanks for scouting things out yesterday TYA. Missed the trails but this was a nice change-up…good route to post once in a blue moon. We’ll nail down Sippy’s address for next time. Offshore’s words prior to our departure will be my subtext for all future trail runs.

  2. Feel free to knock at my house! It would be a fun surprise, but I can’t promise coffee will be brewing. I’ll have to join you for the run sometime–it’s kind of a stretch with our Sunday morning getting ready for church routine, though. By the way, the Northbank trails typically clear of snow several days before the Buttermilk since the hills face South. You could potentially do a Northbank out and back with Belle Isle loop(s) and get a similar distance.

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