Mid 30s and sunny for the start of a friday morning jog from MM.
St. Christopher’s loop: 6 miles down grove to Roseneath to Patterson to St. Chris Lane to 3 Chopt to Grove and back to the flag. 5 miles down grove to malvern to Patterson and back. 4.5 miles down commonwealth to Patterson and back.
The fast boys are fast. They let the horses out of the barn today and easily made the 6+ miles in the 45 miles that were allocated. Group included Sippy and Marv (the bronchitis crew), Saab and L O L A – Lola. Fudd started out with them and hung with the group for a bit, then decided to slow things down a little bit and run with the rest of the crew. He hit the jets to catch up with us and then backed things off for the rest of the run.
The rest of the crew opted for the 4.5 mile relaxed run today. A few of the PAX are running the Bear Creek race this weekend and wanted and easy jaunt for this Friday morning. Since we were all going 4.5, I convinced (or maybe just told) Aisle 5 to do the 4.5 miles with us. He has been running a little bit on his own, but had not been out to a group run in a bit. He kept himself moving and had a great run with the rest of us. Swirly was like a caged animal doing the relaxed run, He survived, but you could see that there was excess energy that needed to be released. Fortunately Lab Rat had some of the PAX doing mini sprints (fartleks) during the run which kept Swirly, Back Bay, Lab Rat, Fudd and Taxi Cab ok with the pace. For YHC it was awesome to just have an easy relaxed run (as an aside, the pace I did today used to be my top end speed before running and training with the group).
Aisle 5 took us out with an emotional account of the run and the value of F3 in his life. Great to have you back out there today Mr. 5. Keep taking your DRP (daily red pill)….it is much better than the medication the doctors try to give you….
Good luck to the Bear Creek runners on Sunday. Aisle 5 will be on the trail run and could use some company for those that are not running Bear Creek.