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Monday, April 23, 2007

Monday Night's Trail 101

Driving to Pine Lane I wondered if anyone would show up to run. The threat of rain and thunderstorms hovered over Rt. 8. As I drive into Pine Lane there were two car in the parking lot and the sight of rain was still hovered above. I didn't bring the dogs, in case it rained, we did get a few sprinkles and it was a little windy. I met Molly in the parking lot, she informed me that she was a slow runner and that I should go ahead and run without her. I told her we would run together and I would run with her at her pace.
Molly is a new runner who met Vince at Vertical Runner last December and is training for the Rite Aid Cleveland 10K. We waited for about 10 minutes before leaving to see if we had any other runners.
As we started running I had to blab to her about my first year in the world of running. She mentioned she didn't like "this running thing yet". "Molly you picked the perfect person to run with today." We talked about her running schedule, pace and running with the VR Group. She does like running the trails, which is great to hear.
I'm in my tapering week for the Michigan Trail Marathon, I need to run 5 miles. We ran (walked the hills) for 1:11:30 and covered 5 miles. We also stopped to look at the portion of the trail that's falling.
Great job Molly!! See you next Friday May 4, 2007 for the next Trail 101.


Kim said...

Sounds like a nice run! Hey, if Molly likes the trails, she's halfway there!!!

Chef Bill Bailey said...

Ya, we had a great run. We will see Molly finish the Cleveland 10K.