4 stalwarts posted for a new years morning run. Weather was 40 and sunny to start.
Long run was northbank to buttermilk and back, using the new bridge crossing. Short run was northbankt to parking lot and back.
Despite all the prediction, TYA was not flying solo this morning. I pulled into the parking lot to one car (not and F3 PAX). Shortly thereafter, Offshore pulled into the parking lot, followed by Saab and Flipper. Great to see everyone out there this morning on the first day of the year. TYA and Saab opted for the long run and Offshore and Flipper headed back after the northbankt so they could make church (at least for Offshore). Great to hear Flipper tell the story of his first posting at the trail run, thinking it was going to be a 2-3 mile jaunt and finding out it was a 7+ mile run…ooops.
Since I got my new watch and have all kinds of advanced metrics, I have been getting more and more into the running metrics – as a lot of runners seem to be. So, in that spirit, when Saab and I finished our 7.25 mile run at 8:20 this am, I decided to see what kind of yearly pace we were on. So, if we continue the pace and put in 7.25 every 8 hours and 20 minutes of the year, we will cover over 7,500 miles (almost 2.5 times back and forth across the country). Should be a piece cake.
Great to run with Saab this AM and have some time to chat along the way.
See you guys out there later in the year