Wednesday, September 23
F3RVA
Always 70 and Sunny
F3RVA
Always 70 and Sunny

Browsing: Currahee

6 hunters ran off into the gloom to find some trail magic on a perfect cool morning. Easy bro code run 5.4mi. Handshake took us out. Old Prescott, Glen Eagles, Shire, Old Pump, Sunrise, Clary Preston, Church, JRP, Ridgefield. For you future Qs: Cut out all the loops and this is a good base route for 3 mile challenges as well – easy extensions to 4, 5, 6, 7, etc. No traffic on Old Prescott and Glen Eagles. Also all routes are posted in the BB. Excuses. NMS – we created some new suburban dictionary entries today but found no…

At 5:30 I was solo and I wanted to recon the west side of the AO a bit more. Old Prescott, Glen Eagles, JRP, Ridgefield with some detours to see how it might work for shorter distance loops. Some decent short runs / hills on this route on a wide road with no traffic on Glen Eagles. Also plenty of ambient light in that neighborhood for winter runs. Still it is just dark enough and there is just enough traffic that a headlamp is a really good idea for this AO. NMS – 9/11 nineteen years ago. YHC was on…

We did the 6.5 route again. Great mix of hills. Like 1LT Sobel says: “3 miles up and 3 miles down”. Not quite a mountain, but its what we have. Get some! Prayers for patience with our macro situation: school reopen, virus response, and impacted attitudes, There are lessons to find here. Prayers for F3 hurricane response team – best of luck brothers! Currahee!

New route today. Old Prescott, Glen Eagles, JRP, Shire, old Pump, Pump, Dog Park trail, JRP, Pump. NMS. No mumblechatter, just focus. At dog park YHC saw a ton of cars but nobody actually in the dog park with their four-legged friends. Perplexing. Then on the trail, a stream of seal team pax appeared from the gloom and it all came together. John McGuire is looking good. Meeting a former fellow operator with a white headlamp in the dark is a little embarrassing. But this is from experience: it’s dark running at BMNT, and a broken foot will keep you…

After Mister Rogers appeared in the gloom at BMNT we agreed to run at least 6.2 in honor of our downtown brothers. NMS – The route was a new one with a little of this and a little of that. I knew it was going to be a smidgen long, but also know that Mister Rogers is up for anything. We were with you in spirit. Congrats Bone Thugs! Currahee!

2 warriors jumped out of the fart sack and into the gloom for a 5 mile run. Route- Pump, Carisbrook, Oakway, Weathervane, Turnbridge, Gayton, Ryandale, Timberly, JRP, Glen Eagles, Summerwood, Pump. Prayers for folks who need courage – to overcome challenges from all walks of life whether addiction or bad situations. NMS – Courage was the topic today and what it takes to face bosses, employees, yourself to overcome what is challenging you. Thanks for the discussion and setting the example, Mister Rogers.

4 horseman got together for a light run. 6 mile run – Bro Code. Pump, Burnside, Glen Eagles, Shire, Church, Waterford West, Rutgers, Park Terrace, Three Chopt, Pump. Roger Roger took us out. NMS – After meeting up with Gypsy we started on a run. For the first few minutes we talked about whether folks were up for 5.5 or so. 5.5 sounded good. Then Gypsy said, I am surprised that all these AOs are 45 minutes I know a place where they are all 60 minutes (Roger Roger didnt hear him). Looking at the crew, we were solid horsemen…

6 warriors in search of an organized run AO converged on the parking lot at Godwin to welcome the gloom. YHC provided no guidance, and off we went. The pax knew “this is a well-managed run AO”, so, without complaining, they followed right along. The Thang: Mosey up the trail through the vast wilderness separating the high school from Raintree. Stop at Willowick Ln for intro and to tell the pax we’ll be doing sprint drills today. (Surprise!) Warm up run North on Willowick to dead end, then South to end of road at Windbluff Dr. Turn left onto Windbluff…

6 milers – Pump, Church, Clary Preston, Sunrise, Waterford East, Rutgers, Park Terrace, around Wellesley lake, Three Chopt, Pump, JRP, Pump 4 milers – Raintree to the club and back. YHC punched at 530, apparently Greenbow arrived at 531 and didnt want to disturb a man at work and chose his own adventure. Probation and I talked about a Wellesley lake route so now the recon is complete. I see options for 5, 5.5 and 6 on that route. 4 may need to come back on Sunrise to pump. Today was humid, took a bit extra to keep momentum, but…

5 mile: Pump, Crowncrest, Brookmont, Cox, Turtle Run, DRP around the back and lake, Falconbridge, Raintree, Willowbrook. Today we did the reverse Brookmont run. Despite the hills at the end, it just does not seem as hilly in this direction. This terrain is fun because there is just the right mix of climb and descent. Currahee!

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