As you can see in the above photos, we needed to cross that bridge, and that we did! We crossed the bridge, and where on their course for a few minutes! Luckily none of the cyclists where on course warming up!
Let me tell ya, Shoreturtle & I are fancy men, and we need to be informed of such events, when they take place in the middle of our 10 mile run! I mean these cyclists even posted signs to keep us out, but we ignored them!
We got past this roadblock, and where back on course.. nice smooth sailing for the Turtle & I !
After our turn around, at about the 6 mile mark, we were headed back to the cyclocross track.Do we turn to the right and head back to the cyclists, or do we stay to the left, and avoid the chaos? You guessed it, we turned right, and ran back! We were not to be denied by some nutty bikers, out for a Sunday stroll in the mud!
The goal of the run was 10 miles, but with the Cyclocross blocking part of our course, we settled for 9.62 miles. It was nice to run with Charlie. The man's a wealth of information about running, and what to expect on marathon race day. He gave me some great tips for my wife and her sister and husband, as for the best places to see me FLY by!
We had a great run, and with the vote of confidence I got from Charlie, I think I might just be ready. Just between us, I think he's a little nervous about yours truly, beating his time for Philly. His chip time was 3:53:01, while not impossible for me to hit, finishing is most important for me.
Well, that's it, the last of the Sunday long training runs! By this time next week (1:25pm EST), the marathon will be but a memory... hopefully a good one!
9.62 miles 1:22:25 (8:34 min/miles)
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