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…