Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

In Search of the Negative Split in Tarrington…


4 grizzled veterans, including one who has been losing more sleep than others these days, posted to River Run to log some miles.  YHC called out the plan – each PAX member would set off on their individual journey through (generally the traditional Tarrington route) in search of this thing that the great SPlinter spoke of on Friday…the NEGATIVE SPLIT — out for at least 23 minutes and then turn around and retrace your steps and try to get back to the flag before time ran out.

From the beginning, Rosie was off to the races clearly with 6+ miles on his mind, and he crushed it.  YHC had 1 goal – make it to crest of the Ashwell hill.  It took 23 minutes and 45 seconds to get there, so I had to turn on the jets (relatively…so the speak) to get home before the bell rang, but I finished with seconds to spare and 5.34 miles logged.

LugNut and Singer took varying routes but both crushed it.

Great start to the week, gents.  Thanks for posting and pushing yourself this morning.


  • CSAUP – if you’re not tapering, you’re not trying… get out there.
  • The Masters’ Team can thank SOJ for releasing Jville from his SOJ commitment so that he can blaze the trail for the Masters’ Team just like 100 year old Orville Rogers blazes the new UST&F Masters’ Division 60-meter http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=22815850  No doubt these guys would have dominated some F3 in their time!

Have a great Monday men.  No More Gumbo For You!


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  1. Good route Gumbo, you are crushing the miles. The negative split is much easier to achieve coming down the Tarrington Hill but who knew the backside of the Ashwell loop was so steep.