It was a busy weekend of running. I did 2 group runs.
It started early Saturday morning, when I ran the iced over trails of Clayton Park, with the Hamilton Area Trail Runners. We only did 5 miles, but they were a handful.
On Sunday, Shoreturtle & I headed down to Long Branch, to meet up with Progman2000 & Joyrun , to run part of the NJ Marathon course. Prog had 14 miles to run, and nothing beats running at the shore. The 1st Sunday of every month, the Jersey Shore Road Runners Club meet and do a training run, in preparation for the NJ Marathon in May.
It was a nice balmy day, compared to yesterday's icy trail run. It felt like it was in the 30's, with a slight ocean breeze.
The JSRRC had set up a few water stops along the course, and we ran into LarrytheLighthouse at one of the stops.Larry had on what appeared to be a pair of gold 70's era disco shorts on.
It was a pretty scenic course, and always fun to run at the shore.
I can tell you that this course was similar to Philly's marathon course, as it was very flat. We ran a few slight hills, but nothing that bad.
It was nice to meet fellow blogger Joy, who hung in there with us, and looks to be well on her way to have a great NJ Marathon experience. It was good company and nice to settle in to a relaxed pace, and log some miles, after the past few weeks of helter skelter trail running.
My apologies to Joy, for not getting her in this picture. Progman looks to have his head in the clouds.
This was my longest run since the marathon in Nov, and I felt tired but good after it was done.
13.80 miles 2:14:03 (9:43 avg)
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