9 runners and 1 strong biker posted for a Friday morning workout. Weather continues to be stellar for the morning workouts. Early morning workouts certainly take advantage of good weather conditions.
5 milers, Commonwealth to Patterson, Patterson to St. Christophers, Left onto access road in front of Three Chopt, Left on Grove, back to school and one lap around school to finish. 6 milers, right on grove to Hamilton, left on Hamilton, Left on Patterson, then follow the 5 mile route back. Bikers, head to UR and play on the hills for 45 minutes.
Always interesting to do a new route. This is one of my favorites from the past, when I used to live at the intersection of Patterson and Malvern. Good memories of the route and it did not disappoint me. With a new route, comes directions. When YHC was explaining the turn onto access road in front on 3 Chopt, I was having a hard time conveying the concept to the PAX. Splinter quickly cleared things up “look, just dont run on three chopt”. That worked and it seemed like everyone got the idea. Only problem with the route was the stated mileages. I was off by about a half a mile on the 45 and 6. The PAX were very accommodating, just adding the trek around the school to get the stated distances.
YHC was in hot pursuit of Gumbo for the whole run today. Gumbo is much like Bleeder. You can catch up to him, but there is no way to pass him. I caught him on 3 occasions, did not change my pace, yet he pulled away again and again. Oh well, maybe next time.
We had three takers for the six mile route today. Sippy, as usual. He was joined by Splinter and Rosie. Not sure if Splinter is a regular six miler, but this was Rosie’s first round with the longer route. Great job fellas. I only hope one day to be able to do that.
YHC took us out.
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Marv and Saab were missed along with many other regulars. See you guys back out there in the gloom again soon.