It was a great group this morning.. small but quality. Jeff, Jenni, GZ, and Phil... sort of a blogosphere meeting. Shayne Culpepper and Jason Hartmann were there too but didn't want any part of the smack down we were about to bring.. HA. Shayne is faster than all of us on our best day and Jason ran 2:15 at the Olympic trials marathon. They were doing hill repeats- 6-8 X 1:30 at the speed of sound. It would have been fun to join them (they were kind enough to ask us if we wanted to join) if anything, just to watch!
GZ educated me on the world of mountain running, I don't think Google has anything on him. If we get the mountain home (it's STILL not for sure and I'm losing sleep over it now), I'll need to educate myself a bit on the Grizzly Adam's school of thought. How to do a long run and eat only bark. How to hydrate with elk dung. Things like that... I've got a good start on the beard. I'm fairly certain that a few trails require a beard.
And just a heads up for next Saturday the 6th- We are going to be performing a MAF/ aerobic test on the track for the group run. If anyone is interested, we'll be talking about the benefits and the protocol for testing and answering any questions people may have. Bring a HR monitor. Here's and outline of what we'll be doing.