Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

I love the smell of bacon in the morning. Smells like victory….


A cool ten rose to claim victory over the Devil’s Pitchfork.  4,5, and 6 mile options were taken with modification.

Dutch took us out.


YHC wasn’t as prepared today as hoped.  New prototype route still on the drawing board, woke before 4am thinking I had slept through the run, and left my watch at home.  All small challenges considering the big picture.  Today we did modified routes of the Devil’s Pitchfork which is a great set of hill workouts.  It was extremely dark out there even with the headlights.  TYA even began running up someone’s driveway taking it for his turn.

Pax continue to impress.  Saab had his speed today and Lugnut finished strong.

The cafeteria team at the Commons was cranking out the early morning bacon.  A fragrance so strong and powerful, it represented goodness and all the possibilities of the coming day.

Also of note, Saab’s watch is accurate but a day ahead.  Is this some training strategy of the elite runners?  Perhaps a means to never show up a day late?  Wishful thinking for the upcoming weekend?  Or perhaps just neglect of one’s timepiece?

Sippy Cup demonstrates another elite runner secret by jogging backwards after his run.  It reminds me of Cameron from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  Sippy, I don’t think it will take those miles off your legs like they attempted on the Ferarri in the movie.


  • Wednesday hill run is not in its usual place or time this week.  5pm departure from Pump House Park for trail runs.
  • Hampton Roads Convergence 11/11
  • C-ville 4-miler on 11/12
  • Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving at UR
  • Bear Creek the first Sunday of December.  Sign up now as it is a small race.

Time to Taper,



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  1. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Enjoyed the route Lockjaw..
    Sabbski was rolling today !
    TYA – glad you did’t get hurt running down that dudes driveway – ugh that ain’t the road buddy !
    See y’all in the gloom..

  2. Excellent BB Lockjaw…(need to ask about the Ross Road reference which we never did.)

    Great running with Sippy (forwards only)… I had almost forgotten what it was like.

    Apologies for my excessively bright reflective light…it took me two years but I finally splurged on new batteries.

    Today I learned from TYA a great method for removing blemishes from one’s car. Although it may not work, the process is worthwhile.

    Saab is slowly abiding

  3. Looks like a good route LJ. TYA was just trying out a new form of EHing, door to door.

    Breaking Bread this Sunday. Circle K has the Q. See him for details.

  4. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Damn I still can’t get that bacon smell to go away….. Bacon Bacon Bacon Bacon ………. Should have gone by ET’s on the way in for the best deal in RVA 🙂
    For a minute there I thought Bleeder was gonna yell charge and we all would have stormed the gates for some breakfast @ UR!

  5. From someone who has not electively had bacon about 20 years, I don’t know what all the commotion is about. (How about a nice bowl of oatmeal with banana mixed-in….)

  6. Miss running with you all. Unfortunately I am out until December with a stress fracture. My 2.0 Southpaw has been after me to take him back to 45 Minutes of Mary, so see you all on Thursday.

  7. THE Yankee Aggressor on

    Where did the stress fracture come from???

    We miss you out there….get well soon.

  8. Apparently going from not running at all to BRR in four months was too much too fast. I thought it was a bruise, but it never got better. BRR was still worth it! I’ll be better prepared next year.

  9. No fun! Stress fractures are a major buzz kill. Take it easy and get better. You will be back at it soon.