11 pax posted at Devil’s Turn this morning. Bratwurst, Dolphin, Purple Haze and YHC started at 0515 for the 6 mile course; while the remaining pax for the 4 mile course were still arriving. Since YHC typically runs the 4 miler and seeing that I would be starting a 6 mile run with an Ultra Marathoner and a Boston qualifier I immediately asked “what pace do you guys typically run…8 minutes??”
Dolphin’s answer…”there’s no way I can run an 8 minute pace today…”
Great.. then Purple Haze and YHC should be able to keep up. Purple Haze thought differently and disappear just before the 1 mile marker (nice effort brother!). Dolphin was right… 1st mile completed in 7.28 and we proceeded to average a 7.30 through 3.5 miles at which point Bratwurst says “I’m going to take a slightly longer route back through the trails and I will try beat you guys to the finish.”
YHC enjoyed watching Bratwurst arrive at the finish line 2nd with Dolphin right on his heels. According to YHC’s watch mile 6 was completed in 6.59. Impressive guys and thanks Bratwurst for the motivation!
-The 4 mile group seemed pleased with their effort as well and t-claps to Chum for hanging in there till the end.
-Take away from today…If you are going to get up at 0445 then you had better give it all you got out there or else you are just wasting valuable sleep time. If anyone at Devil’s Turn today did not push themselves to the limit then why did you post!!
Happy Easter and safe journeys to those traveling on spring break.