Eight of us Trail Nerds showed up to run last night. Despite warnings from me both verbally and in e-mails about speeding in the parks, a couple of regulars zoomed into the park entrance at 2-1/2 times the posted speed limit. One of them was pulled over, but being the good criminal attorney that he is, he talked his way out of a huge ticket!
We had a great little run. We did a loop from WyCo Park shelter #2, and ran on the new singletrack that we built on MLK Day. I'm tapering, so I only did one fast 6.8 mile loop. Five of the others did 2 loops.
I had a LOT of pent-up energy from leading the slow group on Tuesday, so I hit the loop with gusto. It was 2.9 miles of "normal" trail until we hit the new singletrack loop section. The new trail section has a lot of quick turns and tight spots between trees. I was cruising along on this section (leading the group), and I snagged the sleeve of my nice Golite top, and almost ripped it off. Luckily, there was no damage to my skin underneath. After getting through the new singletrack, the normal, rocky and hilly trails on the way back felt like a virtual freeway. We hit a hard pace, and cruised back to the parking lot at hyper-speed. There were no whiners on this run; they all hit it hard.
I changed into some street clothes and then drove to meet my son for a beer and some pizza. Quite the nice night!
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