16 strong posted and ran the Halloween Eve Morning Edition of Spider Run. YHC grabbed and revived an old Splinter route which went (or was supposed to go) something like this:
4’s – Around the lake and up University to Ralston. Right on Ralston and then an immediate left back onto University. Go to end and venture up the driveway of death. Continue past the old house and down the trail through the playground. Right on Roslyn Hills up to top of the hill and reverse route back to the VSF.
5’s – 4 mile course but continue left onto September at the top of Roslyn Hills. September becomes Countryside and follow down to a left on Ruggles. Ruggles to a left on Roslyn Hills. Right into playground and back to the VSF.
6’s – 5 mile course and add the mile loop around the UR School of Business.
Numberama, Namearama and YHC took us out.
YHC thinks he gave Saab-like directions this morning. YHC thought everyone would remember this route from Splinter back in the Spring, but YHC didn’t realize that there would be a mix up from another route that he did this Summer involving the same trail. Also, many PAX members wanted to take the “Gumbo trail Route” from last week’s Spider Run that offshoots the lake trail, but YHC corrected them. After his first half of the 4 mile route, YHC decided to wait back at the playground entrance so everyone would know where to turn on the way back. He forgot about Vinny and TYA, but they made it back. YHC had a last mile PR back to the VSF due the fact that he likes to catch up to and get beside Bleeder with about 150 yards to go and have a sprint-off with him. This can be deadly! YHC challenges anyone to sprint against Bleeder at the end of a run. YHC’s Garmin had his heart rate at 195 at the end of that sprint. Well done, Bleeder! A couple PAX moved up in the distance ranks. Vinny got in 5 miles while running with TYA. Great job! Gomer Pyle joined the 6 milers (YHC thinks he used to be a 5 miler, he may be wrong???) Rib Cage (the skeleton) didn’t make it far and sat down by a shrub on the trail near the playground. Lug Nut did “Lug Nut” things and had us worried about him being lost again, but he eventually showed up.
Overall, it was a great morning for a run! Gumbo and Gomer Pyle are really putting in the miles and are getting themselves ready for the half-marathon along with YHC. Paces are picking up, but soon it will be time to taper.
Have a great day all and Happy Halloween tomorrow to all!