2021-06-19 - Run from Roses

~1.0 mi @ ~14.0 min/mi & ~2.4 mi @ ~11.6 min/mi

"Water ahead! Less than a mile to go! Mostly downhill!" Crew at the aid station shout encouragement to participants in the woman-only MCRRC "Run for Roses" 5k race on Saturday morning. After they've passed by 🤖 helps pick up empty cups, takes down signs, and walks-jogs back to the start-finish area. A few late cicadas flit, and another six-legged friend helps with data entry on a club computer.

"WARNING: Do Not Eat Infill Mix in Artificial Turf as It May Be Harmful to Your Health!" cautions the sign at Blair High School football field that evening. At the cushioned track 6 x 400m intervals flow, thanks to clouds and breezes and a few light raindrops, with robins and wrens watching from the grass. Miniature Eiffel Tower, Great Pyramid, Washington Monument, and Gateway Arch decorate an outdoor dining area. College amateur baseball is the post-run cooldown.

(trackfile & trackfile) - ^z - 2021-07-15