15 middle aged wannabe rock stars fought off the grip of the fartsack to run (or bike) into the darkness at Mary Munford this morning. Upchuck took the Q for RAMM Gears and YHC was in charge of RAMM. Here’s what happened, more or less:
Everyone mosey west on Grove and take a left on Roslyn, then a right on Stratford Crescent, cross Cary St, and continue south on Ampthill. Take a right at the bottom of the hill (at the Manoli Loupassi sign) and continue on Paxton back up the hill, cross Cary St. heading north where Paxton turns into Tuckahoe Blvd, then take a left and head west on Grove. 4 milers turn right on Granite, then right on Patterson and right on Westmoreland to return to the SF. 5 milers take a right on Maple, and then right on Patterson to follow the 4 milers back to the flag. There were no six milers today, but if there had been, they would have continued running to Three Chopt, gone right up to St. Cristophers, take another right and go north to Patterson, take a right and follow the 4 and 5 miler routes back to the SF.
NM: As most F3 regulars know, YHC does not make it to many workouts during the week anymore, given my Baltimore work location. Having said that, this is the first time I have ever been to a RAMM workout where the riders outnumbered the runners. The official count was 6 runners and 9 riders. The route for the runners took us down towards the James and back up a pretty good hill, before heading down Grove and back on Patterson on more famiiar turf.
The runners seemed to be sweatier post workout than the riders, so not sure what route the riders took, but the rumor was that Upchuck took them on a tour of Westham before stopping at Starbucks for a latte.
Convergence tomorrow at Gridiron with workouts at 6 and 7. See Hardywood’s pre-blast if you want breakfast on site after the second workout. NO DOGPILE WORKOUT TOMORROW.
There will be some type of get together at Lab Rat’s hacienda following the convergence. Start time around 10am. Beer will be provided, in some fashion. There will also be cornhole boards there.
Prayers for EF Hutton’s family as his father in law passed this week following a stroke.
It’s always a pleasure to lead you men into the gloom. Well done out there today!