Always 70 and Sunny
Always 70 and Sunny

The Thundering Herd


Eight men gathered for the last pre-Thanksgiving Spider Run.  Temps were sunny and 70, or 50 and calm winds, both perfect for a morning saunter.

The Thang:
Exit UofR to take a right on Campus, left on Three Chopt, quick right onto Pepper.  Right on Patterson.

4 milers…right on Libbie and right on Grove.
5 milers…right on Harlan, slight left onto Oak, and right on Grove
6 milers…right on Westhampton and right on Grove.

All runners, right just prior to Three Chopt, left on Iris. Follow Robin, Fairway, and Ridgeway back to UofR, then right and left back to the Student Center.

Number-am-a, Name-a-ram-a, announcements, YHC took us out.

TYA will host a Thanksgiving morning beat down at 45MOM.  Start time is 06:00.
Breaking Bread this Sunday:  YHC will take the lead, but what was The Lone Ranger without Tonto?  Or, Batman without Robin.  Or, Starsky without Hutch?  YHC could use a second.  Who’s in town and able to contribute a little time?  Respond in the BB.

Today’s BB title comes not from any reference to Va. Tech. (that’s coming), but rather from YHC passing TYA on Grove…apparently, YHC’s breathing was heavy enough that TYA may have believed YHC was multiple men.  “A Thundering Herd of One”

Speaking of TYA, he and Saab have built a strong friendship through F3.  Today, they looked like a Doublemint commercial. Way to coordinate clothes, fellas.

As for Tech…if YHC had been asked in at the beginning of this year, “Which is more likely, UVA will lose as a #1 seed to UMBC or VT will need to beat UVA in football in order to play any football in December?” YHC would surely have selected UVA choking.  The Commonwealth’s teams are having a tough year.  Here’s hoping Friday’s game is a good one – perhaps the first competitive game in some time.

Take the time to give thanks this week, fellas.


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  1. Swirly (F3 Corporate) on

    Good route Upchuck.
    I really have no idea what to say about my team this year other than – it is what it is – own it – regroup -focus on the game ahead and finish ….
    Thanks for running with me Splinter – enjoyed it man.
    See y’all in the gloom..

  2. Simply stated instructions Mr. Chuck. Even if Saab tried to throw you a wrench. I enjoyed it.

    Have a great Thanksgiving if I don’t see you before Thursday.

  3. Good route Chuckles. Regarding my proverbial ‘Wrench’, I was merely demonstrating active-listening to show my keen interest in your engaging instructions.

    Right back at you Splinter. Have a great holiday fellas.