But things went fairly smooth as 300+ runners filed into Veteran's Park.
I always like to get all the new group signs pictured for a matter of record, and hey, some are funny. This session, there were definite categories. We had animals: The ever-present Blazing Turtles,
the HILL'S ANGELS,
The usual group pic was taken into the sun, so good luck finding yourself here. But hey, can you find the kitten in this picture?
We took off in waves. Those Kenyon Kicking runners took off first, and the other groups took off in order of their intended paces.
Coach Kathy gave the GO to the groups about every 30 seconds, in order to keep us from not getting too bunched up on the trails.
A jaunt around Zink Lake, and a spur down the Midland Valley trail (for some), and our first Saturday long run was in the books.
And the best thing about early Saturday morning runs....is breakfast with friends after the run. Gimme me my bacon, pancakes, and coffee!!!