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Woo in traction!
Sara in traction!
Sarge in traction!
Rambo in traction!
Gunny just happy she can walk the day after!
Detention Run, 6pm
Rivah Run, 6am
TGIF - Start of the holiday weekend.
Hmmmmm.....could we kick it back again this week?
Group Runs, 7am
Autism 5K, 8am
UFC Outing - stay tuned.....
Long Run, TBA
Bike Ride - Iffy, especially with a UFC outing starting at 9pm
Memorial Day - To those past and present, thank you for your service!
Could be a better choice for the bike ride
Thanks again to Edwin for sponsoring the Run Like a Girl 8k/5k yesterday. It was a fun event and awesome to see so many females taking it to the trails.
We ran the Double Xterra this morning, with RR in the lead at first, Buttermilk to Northbank, Erin, Brian, Sara, Wolfie, and me following. Then the Wolf led us astray, my first time crossing under the north end of the Boulevard Bridge. Isn't this where Chevy saw a big cat several years ago? Meow! We lost Double R, found the RR Crossing and took the tracks to a snake trail that led to the Pump House and a surprised great blue herron. Nine miles in all. Great fun! RR wasn't so lucky, fell behind, and crossed the railroad tracks after conversing the canal, eight miles in all, wearing five finger vibrams! On the bright side, no ticks, snake bites, or poison ivy... at least I haven't noticed any.
Autism 5k Report -
I RAN MY FIRST SUB 8 RACE!!!!!!
24:46, FOR AN AVERAGE PACE OF 7:59!
Gotta thank Sara for those fast detention runs and Ray for the pace he sets on our Tuesday and Friday morning run from work!
And thanks to everyone else in the group for your encouragement and camaraderie!
Official time 24.49. Thank goodness for that .1 mile, it makes that time still a sub 8. (Hey, I'll count nanoseconds if I have to.)
ARRRRRGGGGHHHHHH, I finished 4th in my age group and out of 3rd by 4 seconds and 2nd by 12 seconds. I sure don't recall seeing anyone that close to me that looked as old as I did or I would have tried to trip them. Man, I want a podium finish! Oh well, I did beat the little kid I was chasing!
Thanks Max and Double R for the props.
Katie, George and Max did between 5-8 miles on a day where it felt like the heat is getting up there.
Good run everyone and congrats to Ralph on the Autism 8K.
DeLacy, Where are you? How did the run go? Details...
'til next week...
Trail Run Report - today we had Bert, Michael, Sara, Erin, and Brian. We did the Buttermilk/Belle Isle hill/Northbank route. That was, until I got seperated and lost. From what I heard, the rest of the group got a little lost as well. I did 8, and I heard they did 9.
Congrats to Ralph. I told you yesterday you'd do 25, and you even beat that. Way to go.
Sounds like you all had fun though. Based on my results in the Conquer the Cove 25k next Saturday, I may sign up for the Xterra Half. It would be fun (is that the right word?) to link up North Bank, Belle Island, Buttermilk, Forest Hill Park and Buttermilk (again) Trails.
Thanks for the encouragement Ray, I am tickled with my results.
I know a bunch of you did them today, but is there any interest in doing the trails tomorrow morning? I'd like park in the gravel lot by Tredegar Iron Works (near the foot bridge to Belle Isle) and cross the foot bridge, around Belle, the wooden bridge, Buttermilk, cross Nickle Bridge, loop under, behind Maymont, North Bank and then back to Tredegar. All told, it is a little over 7.3 miles.
If anyone is interested, let me know or just show up. I plan to start at 6:45 to beat the heat and because I have church.