It was good to run with folks again (did the 6-miler with some guy named Dominic, Phil K, and others). That’s the first hill that I’ve run in over 2 months given my hamstring. Coming up the steep part of Interlaken was very tough on my hamstring, and had to slow to a near walk. But, it doesn’t feel too bad today, so we’ll see.
But, the highlight was not necessarily the run. Nor was it running the new 860 New Balance shoes that Brian Morrison sold me (very responsive…nice). The highlight was just seeing the Seattle Running Club back up and kicking again. They’ve gone through some leadership transition/growth, but are undoubtedly alive and going well.
- If you want to learn more about what’s going on, I’d encourage you to check out their website here.
- If you really want the inside scoop, then check out the minutes from their last board meeting which can be found on new SRC president Greg Crowther’s blog.
- If you want to find a great SRC event to do soon, then you should participate in the Bridle Trails Winter Trail Running Festival. Eric Bone, who manages the Northwest Trail Runs is heading up this event…so, you can bet it will be well marked and well run. If you’ve not run this race before, it is a great event because there is something for everybody. There are 5.2, 10.4, and 50K options. It’s on trails, but they are not technical which makes it great for trail running newbies. There’s enough mud and darkness (much of the the 50K runs through the dark) to challenge the advanced trail runner.
Anyway, Seattle Running Club is a great, great gig…so, come check out Bridle Trails or meetup at the Fleet Feet running store at 6 PM for the Tuesday and Thursday runs.