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Sunday, March 15, 2009


For the second week in a row we had one of the lowest turnouts of the winter. Still, compared to last year's numbers 6 people is a lot. I can't help but wonder where the rest of the gang is though? We'll give it a few more weeks before we start calling people out by name (you know who you are!) but barring injury why would you train all winter only to give up just before Spring???

Anyway, the six of us hit the trails at Clayton Saturday and at one point in the middle of the Doctor's Trail Nate noticed a path off the one we were on and said: "I wonder where this one goes...I don't think we've ever taken it..." He was right, we had never taken it but we were lucky to have found it. It took us on a nice loop and, of course, since this was Clayton it included some great hillwork. The best part was when it was over because it dumped us right back out to the original spot where we had picked it up at. The meant that while we had just added a newly found, extra, mostly uphill mile loop to the course, we had come out no closer to the finish than we had been when we started in. Good stuff!!!

I'm always amazed at how lost most of us, including me, still get in the trails at Clayton but we always come out feeling better for having put in the hill work. Be sure to check out Charlie's post to see the map of the course we ran along with the elevations, all courtesy of his new Garmin Forerunner 205.

Roll call: Bill S., Bill Y., Cassi, Charlie, Diana, Nate, Terri


  1. It was a good run. I am starting to somewhat like the hills.
    Good luck the next 2 weeks.

  2. Hey Hurley! I decided to do a training run with the NJ road runners club yesterday (16 miles - very hilly), so Saturday was a rest day for me. I think of you guys every Saturday morning though when it's still dark out: "They must just be getting ready to run now..." I hope to make it back out with you again soon, but now that spring is here a lot of the weekend road races are starting up - including next Sunday's St. Paddy's 10 mile Run in Freehold and the Rat Race on 3/28 (!
    Great job to those of you who made it on Saturday though! Glad to hear you had a nice run. :-)