Friday, January 20, 2006

Hyperspeed Trail Run, No Tickets, & Minimal Damage

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!


angie's pink fuzzy said...

mmm beer and pizza mmm

robtherunner said...

I'm with Angie! Hey! I wanted to let you know that it sounds like CCC is going to be directed by a fellow Ultra runner from my local Fleet Feet store and I will have some input on helping out with things. If you have any suggestions, or comments let me know. The one thing that is probably going to change is the starting time of the race and the crappy website.

olga said...

Seems like a great run, and you are in a terrific shape for RR.
Rob, if you can - yeah, time and website for CCC should change!

Dawn - Pink Chick said...

Any run followed by beer and pizza is a good run. :-)