Jon and I ran the 5.3 mile trail race at Gainesville College this morning. Tim from Dirty Spokes always puts on a great race.
I was up with the alarm at 6 and started the coffee. I gave Jon a few minutes and went upstairs to knock on his door. True to form, Jon popped up and got ready quickly. He might forget to set his alarm but he always gets up with some help. We packed water bottles and snacks and headed to Gainesville.
After picking up numbers and changing shoes, we got in line for standard pre-race preps.
Plenty of time and a short line makes for happy portapotties.
I think Jon is already planning the post-race food stop.
Tim starts us at 8:30. Jon and I are in our usual rear guard position.
Plenty of room to space out as we run the field before the singletrack.
I was pretty sore from Thursday's boot camp and planned to pace off Jon to take it easy.
After a mile or so, I got hungry. I dug around in my pack but I forgot to stick anything in there. Jon heard me whining and offered a Clif bar.
Yum. Best Clif Bar Ever! I moved up a bit and got a shot of Jon following.
Then the bar kicked in and I took off. All warmed up and feeling the rush, I went ahead to enjoy the run. Passed a few folks and ran on around to the finish. I grabbed some orange and headed back to see Jon come in.
Jon's school schedule this semester made it tough to train but he did great!
The oranges were awesome!
Jon made the call for Waffle House.
Two All-Stars later and we're pretty happy.
I was still kinda hungry.
Another great shirt from Dirty Spokes!
Our times were relatively slow but no worries. It was a beautiful morning to run the trails.