For a few years in the ealry 2000s i used to wake up at the crack of dawn to meet with the DC ROAD RUNNERs at the IWA JIMA memorial every saturday for their long runs. they are well organized and the running leaders hand out sheets of paper with the route so that all are taken care of and nobody gets lost. on a typical sat in the summer or Fall they get 70 runners of all abilities. All I remember is that we would run and run and then there would be juice at the end.
Nobody wore water belts in those days.
Today I opened the store for a DC ROAD RUNNERS Army ten mile training run and there must have been 30 of them. All of them had water belts and little pouches for gu and other things.
Times have changed.
the fall is here and the air is cooler and the leaves will soon change.