Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Step up or Step Aside


20 pax showed up for a Q-less run/ride this morning.  Lab Rat knew about the empty slot and came prepared, calling the Carillon route.  Marv gave the flying assist calling for the Carillon route in reverse!  Splinter was maintaining the official clock, so when YHC turned to him regarding time, he said GO.

The reverse Carillon route is such a classic because it forces the 6 milers to commit the extra 3/4 of a mile right off the bat (5 mile route is actually 5.25).  This gives the route a bit of a fox v. hare scenario, where the 5 milers (hares) are wanting to stay out in front of the 6 milers (foxes).  Sometimes you win, sometimes you get eaten.  This morning, the 5 milers fared pretty well against the 6 milers, with a good majority finishing in front of MARV, who led the way on the long route this morning.  Splinter is recovering from losing 7 pounds somehow after getting his wisdom teeth pulled.  I didnt think you could shave 7 pounds of Splinter without removing a limb.

Awesome to see some old faces out again….Sippy Cup, Aisle 5, and Pucker.  Cake is visiting from Roanoke, and (smartly) brought his bike along to get in some miles with the GEARS folks.  BRR season is upon us, guys!  Great job to all this morning.


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  1. Announcements:

    -All workouts will CONVERGE to Dogwood Dell July 4th at 6 a.m. Plan on an hour workout and a 2 hour breakfast (optional, of course).

    -Thursday July 6th at 6 pm is ULTIMATE Thursday! Atlee High School (DaVille AO) we will be playing ultimate frisbee for a bit, then heading to COTU for beers after.

  2. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Way to step up Labrat !
    Splinter – glad you are recovering dude… Sippy great to see you back out at the run !
    BRR 70 days away boys – time to prepare…… Also Reese Strong 5k the hard way is the weekend after BRR – there will be a crab picking @ Circle K house after the Reese Strong event – workout @ Dogpile then go north for some running, support a great cause, Crabs – Cold Beer – Good Friends – Freaken Beautiful – stay tuned for details ..
    See y’all in the gloom..

  3. This. is. AWESOME!!!!!

    First I heard about a crab picking! Looks like I will need to get a beer ready for that.

  4. Honey Do RVA on

    Liked how Lab Rat bothered to wear a shirt, then took it off 100 yards into the run.