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Sunday, January 20, 2008

SUNDAY AM COLD ASS RUN

BRRRRR.......
Brett, Melissa & I had an original plan to run Happy Days at 7:30am, 14 miles. VR message board had a group running the Gorge Trail. We changed our plans and met the group at the Gorge. Since I live near by I ran from home....BRRRR!!!! The temperature was 4 degrees with a -12 windchill. I made it to the parking lot in 18 minutes (including running Glen's Trail). Lindsay & Bob Clark were there waiting on the group. I warmed up in Lindsay's car while we waited. Stephen, Brett & Ryan braved the bone chilling cold.

A LIST OF NO SHOWS:
VINCE RUCCI
JAMIE CARR
COACH GREG
MELISSA

Ryan drove from City of Willoughby to run with us WHAT DEDICATION!!!
Lindsay, Stephen & Bob lead the pack through the Gorge Trail, and once we got to the Highbridge Trail, Brett, Ryan & I slowed down to a 9.5 to 10.5 min./mile. Bob Clark is one runner to learn from. He has a consistent pace the doesn't change. I can keep up with him for about an hour or so. I just met Ryan today for the first time. He jumped back into running in November, he's thinking about running Bull Run this year.
We ran the gorge trail, Highbridge/Signal Tree Trail and the Glen's.
I head home from there, Brett & Ryan headed back to run 6 miles on Highbridge Trail.
Mileage today 14 miles.

3 comments:

Brett S. said...

We never made the highbridge trail. When I ran by my car the second time it was just to appealing. Jumped in and went home after 9 miles. I took a picture of the icicle hanging from my ear though... that was funny.

melis said...

You notice that two of the "no shows" were coaches. There is a point where you cross dedication and enter dangerous. You guys are fucking crazy and I love you all!!

Greg said...

She raises a good point. I may be dumb, but I ain't stupid! :-)