Jason Dwyer, seen here winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, ran a 15:27 at the Haverford Indoor Meet on Saturday. Unfortunately the race wasn't as competitive as last year and he ended up leading the race for 2 miles. Nonetheless a solid effort!
Anyone else race?
Max, Reaves, Bain and I met rival PACERS Bert and Steve Crane at a nice blue stone path on Saturday morning. The trail was as wide as the Canal towpath and meandered around Buddy Attick Pond near College Park. The loop was 2,040m...or just over 1.25 miles. Bert, Crane and I ran 5:20 pace for 4 laps ...actually Crane kept the pace up for a 5th lap (6.4miles). Reaves, Bain and Max followed. Max busted up his ankle somehow on this flat path. We ran a total of 11.5.
On Sunday, Reaves & Bain met again and headed down the Greenway Trail towards Derwood. Melissa and Nate Timm ran together just a bit behind. The Greenway Trail rolls up and down along the Seneca Creek all the way from the Potomac to the Patuxent. We went up and down muddy paths, over brooks, through giant fields until we reached Black Rock Mill in Darnestown...wherever that is. We turned around and cruised at a solid, yet comfortable, clip back to Riley's Lock and then turned left on River Road and hammered up a long hill a la Boston's "Heartbreak" and in doing so passed some a few guys on bikes. We whisked (running out of words here) down to Violettes Lock Road and pushed the last steep hill on our route then eased home along the Canal Towpath. A solid run that brought us through trails, roads and towpaths. 18 miles in total.
UPDATE: Next SUNDAY is the planned Sycamore Landing Rd to Old Anglers Inn run. We'll be running 2 miles on, 1 mile off for 12 miles at a little faster than marathon pace.