Amy put out a post yesterday wondering if anyone was up for a run at the Brad this morning. She usually can't get away, but was taking advantage of the fact that one of the other parents had offered to drive the kids into pre-school. She was free! And what to do with all that free time but run?! :-) I was free too, so, hey, we could meet up! And run together! Hurray. Running is always better with friends :-)
Amy had already been running for an hour or so before I pulled into the parking lot a little before 9:00 am. She took off a few layers and we quickly headed off. I was surprised to find that it was colder than I had anticipated. It was probably still in the high teens, or maybe low 20s. Which meant the trails were in decent shape, although we were certainly sinking in a bit. We headed out on the snowmobile trail, the first time I've been out that way in a while. The trail had been well traveled. There were a few open water patches, and some icy stretches, as well as some churned up dirt/debri/leaves, along the way, but otherwise, things were in a decent shape. We ran and we chatted and we ran and we chatted, and before I knew it, my Garmin was beeping 3 miles and it was time to turn around. Amy's hose on her Nathan pack had frozen up by then anyway. It was great to catch up, and I don't think there was a moment of silence as we chugged along :-) Got in 6 miles in 1:10 and had a grand old time! Saw Tom Whitaker in the parking lot as I was getting ready to head out, so stopped to chat for a bit. He had been out skiing and seen our prints. The morning was capped off with a stop at Edna & Lucy's for a treat and a cup of coffee, and you guessed it, more chatting. Lots of fun! Thanks, Amy!
Blue Ridge Marathon Training (week 17)
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