Four consistent cyclists showed up this morning for RAMM Gears, but a record 19 runners pulled into the Mary Munford parking lot for RAMM. At our 5:30 departure time we were exactly two weeks, or 336 hours, away from the start of the Blue Ridge Relay. By the time you read this, several of those hours will have disappeared. This looming deadline appears to have motivated many of the pax to pack in additional miles this week.
The Route: Reverse Carillion. An old standard used at the AO several times this year. Always an energizing run as all participants end up racing west on Grove and the six milers attempt to catch those with shorter routes. YHC was therefore somewhat familiar with the path, although grateful to Lockjaw for providing a more detailed description. Apologies are due for some less than clear directions given. Saab took us out.
Mumblechatter: With TYA’s release of the BRR team assignments there was much sorting out between new rivals. Taunts and insults were heard as BRR participants realized former friends had become adversaries. Swirly, TYA, and Wedding Singer left early to add additional mileage. The five milers ran together for the first mile and then spread out as the six milers caught up. Lockjaw was missed during the debate on proper tapering technique (too late already?)
Gumbo could still use help with Breaking Bread on Sunday afternoon.
ReeseStrong 5k in three weeks.