A Charlie Foxtrot group of 20?!? came to embrace the morning, including a pair of rifty’s that included one visitor from the Dirty South (Gator) and his twin from a different mother, FNG Steve (Ralphy). They were greeted with maps….uh oh.
All routes took a serpentine pattern thru the neighborhood on the north side of the school, in between Grove and Patterson. Basically follow this:
-East on Grove, turn left, then next left on Hanover. Follow to end.
-Go right, then right on to Stuart. East on Stuart to either Antrium (4 miler) or Hamilton.
-Left then left on to Kensington. West until end. Right, then right until Eastbound on Leonard. 5 Milers return to home base at Woodlawn.
–6 milers continue on to Hamilton, left up to Patterson, then come home on Commonwealth.
-The route: Leonard threw most a curve ball, including YHC. It seems that there is a cut-thru that would take you over to Leonard, but most of us ran down the alley. But, you can only get so lost back there…no matter how bad you screw up, you are still within a mile from Munford. YHC liked the route. Expect to see it again, pax.
-The gravel roads and weaving thru the neighborhood reminded YHC very much so of his first two failed attempts to post to RAMM, which he was a couple minutes late. He weaved his way thru a very similar route to this morning looking for the pax (which were probably just running up and down Grove). Lab Rat has been thinking about this route for quite a while and finally took the time to lay it out on map my run.
-The run: most of the 5 milers bunched up, with BT setting the pace early and Shakedown pushing the home stretch. The main pax was Lab Rat, Gator, Ralphie, BIG Tennessee, Shakedown, and Swirly for a minute. Speaking of Swirly, he fell out of the lead pack when he had to drop trousers in the alley. Hilarity ensued when we all found out….this rolled in to a discussion of how you could use a sprinkler as a bidet, and how far you should put it up there…..as always TYA was the expert in all things regarding putting things in your butt.
-Winklevoss posted for the third time this week! Much respect, brother! He was a little late getting back to the VSF, so while waiting for him, Swirly went on a Tourettes-esque rant about his name. It was quite impressive, even for Swirly!
-There was much discussion of SEC football on the group run this morning. We had to shut it down when BT got extremely jealous that USC and UGA had a bye week this week, but UT had to play. That could be the apology of the week……but………
Apology of the week goes to the guy that is going to have to clean off the back of his picket fence later on today. If Lab Rat would have known the “pressure” that Swirly was under, he could have planned a route past Starbucks. On the bright side, think about how big of a carrot he could grow there!
Lab Rat apologizes…