The Cruisers met at 7:30 AM on this gorgeous spring morning for our weekly group run. We had a pretty good turn-out, and I’m hoping more of our fair-weather Cruisers will join us now that the weather is getting nicer. 🙂 We ran eight pretty fast miles, and I was really happy with how I felt during and after the run!
There was a biking event going on this morning called Paul’s Ride for Life, so the trail was really crowded. There were bikers of all levels and distances (1/2-Century, 10-Milers, and 20-Milers) participating. The early leaders were just heading past us as we started out on our run, but I didn’t stop to take a picture of them. I didn’t even notice that this guy was wearing a VT bike jersey until I uploaded my pictures! Really, I didn’t!
All of the bikers were quite friendly and very good about sharing the trail. We talked to three older bikers that were resting at an overlook on the trail. They told us that they were part of the Montgomery County Road Runners (a very large and active Maryland group). One of the guys had both knees replaced a couple of years ago, and told us how he took up biking so he could continue his cardio workouts. He said he could run, but didn’t want to wear his new knees out with all of the pounding. One of the other bikers said that he liked biking, but it just wasn’t the same as running. 🙂
We finished our run near one of the event’s aid stations where the riders could grab a drink, refuel, and get medical attention. For more information about Paul’s Ride for Life, click here.
Bill and I just saw our favorite little Italian greyhound, Bella, a few minutes ago. We ran down to our back yard to say hi to her and her mom. Bella is a very sweet 10-year old little lady!
Congratulations to Julie, Kelly, and Becky on completing their first half-marathon today (actually Becky’s second)!!! In the process, they raised money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand, a foundation set up to fight childhood cancer. Way to go, ladies!
- Is it an absolutely gorgeous spring day today where you live?
- Do you cross-train by biking?
- Have you ever run in a race for a charity?
It’s a nice spring day, but not a gorgeous one. It’s cool (low 60’s), overcast, and lightly raining on and off. Pretty good in my book.
I do occasionally bike for cross training. I think I will be doing more biking this summer, since Barry got a bike for Christmas!
I actually ran my first half marathon with Team In Training. In the process I raised close to $3,500 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
That trail looks awesome! Luckily it was a pretty day for us too! And yay thanks for the congrats!! I can’t wait until the Hokie Half now!! 🙂
Needless to say, I’m very excited to run in the Hokie Half! 🙂
My mom use to push my brother and I in a stroller along the W&OD when we were really little but I haven’t been back to that trail since! I definitely need to. Thanks for all your encouragement and nice words on our race today!!!! 🙂
You should join the Cruisers on some Saturday runs this summer so you can run on the W&OD Trail. Julie and her mom join us sometimes!
Today was an absolutely gorgeous day here. Not a lot of wind and a ton of sunshine. I’m glad you had the same for your run 🙂
Ironically, biking bothers my knee. I do go occasionally, but not often. Glenn just rode 26 miles today, though!
It was a gorgeous spring day here, got up to 87. We spent a lot of time outside. I have never ran for a charity but have ran in races where a non-profit/charity was hosting the race.
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I’m trying to run all my races for charity! But we will see if I actually raise anything!
My hubs bikes but I just can’t get into it! It’s so uncomfortable for me! Not to mention he’s too fast to be my buddy!
It’s good to hear that the bikers on the trail with you were not out for “blood” and that you all made it back in one piece.
I thought of you many times as I was being passed!