Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

Staggered Start


12 runners eventually showed up for the run this morning….either the roads or the extreme cold made for an unusual start this morning.  The kicker was BIG Tennessee, who was going to do a drive-by, but unfortunately saw us on Grove and begrudgingly came to a sliding stop and joined in.


Serpentine route- Run down Grove to Hamilton, then serpentine your way thru the neighborhood streets. 4 miles go shorter, 6 milers go longer.


-The roads were for the most part snow covered, but there was enough ice out there to make you pay attention.  The cold was no joke, and turning in to the wind really sucked.  Personally, I liked running on the packed snow but I think it affected everybody’s times and nobody was able to finish their normal distance in 45 minutes….or it was close.

-I have no idea what Oyster did this morning, but I think there might have to be a new F3 term for what he did.  Let’s see, First in the parking lot, last out of the car, then first back in the car.  At least he gave us high 5’s on Commonwealth from his window as the 5 milers were finishing up!  (I realize that Swirly was actually first in the lot, it’s called poetic license, people.)

-I am convinced that this route needs to be in the regular rotation.  My goal is to be able to walk up, call out “serpentine route” and everybody knows what to do.  It’s not nearly as confusing as what it sounds, but giving the directions is a real pain.  Most folks caught the cut thru this time though, which is an improvement.

-Great job to everybody that posted this morning, no matter what form that took.  It was an easy morning to hit that snooze button.

“Second” Apology of the week goes to TYA.  I really don’t have anything to apologize about, but I’m sorry anyways.


Lab Rat apologizes…


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  1. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Glad we stayed on the side roads – running on the snow was a good call Labrat! Couple of icy spots but BT and Fudd helped keep ole Swirly from falling.. Enjoyed the run fella’s..
    Way to work this morning guys.
    See y’all in the gloom…

  2. Really like the route LR…but in this weather, not so much. Either way it’s a keeper. Thanks to Splinter and Sippy for keeping me going.

    It was interesting to “run” at a 7 min pace but actually log an 8 min pace…As Splinter pointed out…”It’s like running on the beach.”

  3. Big Tennessee on

    I was totally in for the run, just had to drive up Grove a bit to jump in line and get the route. Little tough to jump out cold and try to keep pace with Phonics! Loved running on the cold pack.