Not too hard to write up the thang for Devil’s Turn, especially since with all the training going on no one was willing to show up at 5:30, only 5:15 crowd for 6 miles. The 6 strongest, bravest men of Area 51 showed up to start their day off with a solid run through the greenway (and a 4.0). Haggis, Turkey Leg, Red Sea, Dropbox and Crabcake (with Musket 4.0 leading the way) set off for 6 miles, YHC had left a few minutes earlier to try for a full 6 miles (obviously not at the same pace). As the crowd caught up with YHC (didn’t take long) Crabcake and Musket decided to stay behind to push YHC through the long (relatively) distance. YHC realized that it was mostly for the benefit of Musket, Crabcake really being able to keep up with the speedsters but had to take Musket’s well being into account.
The PAX were fairly relaxed right up until it was time to step off but then Haggis showed up and the groans started before he even got out of his Jeep with cries of, “great, there goes the pace, it is going to be another crazy run!”, way to go Haggis, good job pushing the PAX!
Haggis and Turkey Leg obviously setting what appeared to be (YHC doesn’t really see them for long) a healthy pace with Red Sea and Dropbox not too far behind (Red Sea posting as an FNG at last week’s Devil’s Turn and already keeping up with the 6 mile crew, looking really good).
YHC was working on setting a PR for distance and was looking for a full 6 miles, unfortunately given that YHC had never gone that far he took a turn that ended up in a parking lot by Pike’s off of Johnson road, no worries, the GPS watch told us how far we had gone. YHC, Crabcake and Musket turned around and headed back. As we were going back the enormous Run For Your Life crew was on the trail and it was noticeable for some reason that every time one of the lovely ladies of that crew passed by Crabcake sped up a bit, but he inevitably stayed behind for YHC’s benefit, that is real sacrifice! Thanks brother, YHC, Crabcake and Musket put in about 5.75 miles, certainly a PR for YHC and evidence that if YHC can do it, anyone can.
Can’t thank the pax enough for today and every week putting out a great effort at the Devil’s Turn, Shore we continue to wish you a thorough and speedy (relatively) recovery.