14 eager runners posted on a fall like August morning.
Out of parking lot and left towards main entrance, right on Campus, right on 3 Chopt, left on Grove. 4 miler turn around at Oak and back, 5 milers take a loop around Lexington/Albermarle and back and 6 milers do Lex/Abermarle loop and take a right onto grove and turnaround in the Mary Mumford bus loop.
Bonus miles for all today… the 4 milers did 4.15, the five milers had 5.1 and the 6 milers did 6.11. That extra mileage comes free of charge from YHC to you. No need for thanks…thats just the type of guy I am.
Everyone was flying today…Saab and Dutch led the pack. The 52 year old did a good job of making the 30 year old work to catch him. Marv and Sippy were next and the last two of the 6 milers. Gomer Pyle and Swirly led the five mile charge. They were not too far behind the 6 milers and finished the loop in under 40 minutes for a 7:55 pace. Next were BT, EF Hutton and Jack Sparrow. YHC was making a late charge to catch up to them, but couldn’t quite make it. Singer, Handshake, Vinny and Bleeder all hit the four mile mark (I think).
Weather was perfect today…the first fall feeling morning for a run in a long time. Still got sweaty and wet by the end, but the coolness and relatively low humidity made for optimal conditions.
Two things I learned or relearned this morning: 1. Watch out for firetrucks. Hell, if I hadn’t jumped to the side of the road, the firetruck would have slammed right into me….same for Bleeder and Saab. Second, as I have learned before, it is possible to catch up to Bleeder, but impossible to pass him. Thanks for letting me chase you back to the flag thought. Good practice for a fast BRR downhill run.