Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

On pace for 7,621 miles in 2017


4 stalwarts posted for a new years morning run.  Weather was 40 and sunny to start.

The Thang:

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


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  1. Really enjoyed the run TYA…particularly my inaugural traversal of the new foot bridge. Thanks as always for the fellowship. Regarding the 7,621 miles, I’ll be right behind you all the way…you are tearing up the miles dude…Aye!

  2. Limping this evening with Pride…one year ago I mistakenly posted to my very first F3 Sunday “Funday” Trail run. I expected maybe 2 or so miles of fun. What I got was about 7miles I had no business attempting. Never has more self loathing self talk been muttered than during those agonizing 7 miles. One year later I never stopped and put in a good 5.5. If you have seen me run you know what that means. Bum Flipper and all. F3 forever keep pushing fellas. Thanks Offshore for hanging with this anchor

  3. Way to work FlipDawg! That was a good pace, too. I hope to see you out on the trails more often.