Since the BRR is on the horizon and those BRR participants from the south side of the river have logistical challenges getting across the river on Wednesday afternoons, we are introducing yet another AO for RVA. Introducing #RiverRun on Monday mornings at 5:30 am. It will start this Monday, 5/16/16, at Bettie Weaver Elementary School. This AO will start primarily as a run with hills in preparation for the BRR. There may be some boot camp or speed work mixed in depending on the Q.
As TYA mentioned in the intro to the Wednesday afternoon run, the BRR is about preparation and what better way to prep for 24+ hours of relay than running some hills the morning after a long weekend run (trail or other). Expect this AO to continue at a minimum through the BRR and depending on who we can EH to show up consistently, beyond that. This is an excellent location with multiple options for hill repeats, loops, and flat trails, not to mention 2 schools with various tracks, courts and equipment to utilize.
As discussed at the AO study meeting, all running levels are welcome. This will be a great addition to the schedule and will definitely be beneficial as an option for additional miles and hills as the BRR gets closer. I have yet to experience it but I hear there are hills at the BRR.
Starting 5/16/16 0530 Bettie Weaver Elementary, 3600 James River Road, Midlothian. Keep climbing those hills.