Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Negative splits in the storm


13 Faithful showed up on a delightful Friday morning run/ride.

YHC gave the simple instructions. Out and back run Grove–>Henri–>Towana–>Richmond Way. The course is the most direct route down to the start of the Spider Run at the U of R lake. Instead of defined points, the PAX was instructed to turn around at 23 minutes, with the goal of getting back to the flag in 22 minutes.

COT–YHC took everyone out.


What seemed simple in concept (to everyone except Wilson) was quite hard in practice, as YHC had specifically designed the course to be predominantly downhill on the out (, and uphill on the way back to add to the challenge. I think that Lab Rat was the only one who made it back in 22, several others were close. Rosie left YHC in the dust in the last mile and was only 15 seconds shy of the goal.

Also challenging was the driving thunderstorm that came through about 30 minutes in and soaked the Pax on the return trip, also slowing things down a bit, but cooling everything off too.

It was a good way to start the holiday weekend, and I can sense that we are getting stronger in preparation for the BRR.

As we spend more time with our families the next few days consider the following:

“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” Ephesians 6:4

(Yep, that’s where I got the idea for the COT prayer)


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  1. THE Yankee Aggressor on

    I’m always amazed at how even the simplest of routes becomes complicated to the PAX. Friday run instructions from the Q are a much awaited part of my week.

    I loved the rain. Wished it had come earlier, but better late than never.

    Great Q soppy and thanks for the run everyone. Meant to mention this am, that we were exactly 10 weeks from BRR start when we started the run

  2. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Good run this morning fella’s – man that rain jumped up on us fast.. Well said prayer Sippy Cup!
    See y’all in the gloom..

  3. Actually enjoyed the run. The course was while challenging (never been down that road) was really nice. Will not be looking at houses around there! Nice job Sippy!

  4. Sorry to miss most of you guys this morning. That’s what happens when you LIFO!