Four PAX opened the trails this morning with a group trail run.
The Thang: Southside to Forest Hill loop and back. 7.75+ miles.
NMM: YHC was assuring Aisle 5 that he was happy to take a slower pace when Hardywood jumped out of his car ready to rock the trail in his Jesus Gladiators. Saab arrived soon after, announcing that he was nearly spent and was approaching 40 miles of running for the three day weekend. As it turned out, the PAX had little trouble staying together – nice work, gentlemen.
TYA skidded into the parking lot on his way to the RiverRock half marathon on the trail. Were it not for high-performance tread on the Civic, YHC’s legs would have been pinned between two cars. TYA broke out his nice shorts for running behind “pace cars” in the race. The PAX hoped TYA and LabRat had good races, and also hope that TSB heals soon from an ankle injury. Also, best of luck to LabRat’s dog in becoming the Ultimate Air Dog.
The PAX passed a water station for the race. The volunteers seemed confused, gave some disapproving looks, and were not about to practice their water distribution skills on the PAX. They couldn’t fathom that the PAX were leading the race?
Because of the rain, YHC had thoughts of trying to get into Maymont and Hollywood Cemetery somehow and staying on pavement. The PAX persuaded him that the trails would be fine and they were. During the Forest Hill loop, the PAX crossed a creek that was higher than usual. Hardywood had no problems in his sandals, so he busied himself rearranging the boulders in the creek while the rest carefully climbed from rock to rock across. It sounded like trucks were tipping over on Riverside Drive. If LabRat were there, he would have been half a mile down the trail in wet shoes.
YHC announced that his M will have an opportunity to meet Bret Michaels tonight after his show. The PAX cautioned that it would probably be best for her not to go alone. YHC remembered his show “Rock of Love,” or rather the Saturday Night Live parodies of it. Unfortunately, the web seems to have been (almost) scrubbed of clips.
Excitement is mounting for the BRR. Saab stated that it is part of his training regimen for the race-that-shall-not-be-named.
YHC is organizing a cycling team for the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure on September 24th. Here is our team page: http://main.diabetes.org/site/TR/TourdeCure/TourdeCureContentHybrid?pg=team&fr_id=11465&team_id=727926. If there is enough interest, perhaps we can form a separate F3 team. YHC pledges to satisfy any F3 registrant’s fundraising requirements.