Long time Taconic Caroline Curvan has an awesome blog which you should read. But you should especially read this week because it’s about US; well, at least most of it:
If you’re a member of the Taconic Road Runners Club, here’s a pretty typical Saturday morning discussion enjoyed at the 1st water stop, over a plastic cup of tepid Gatorade:
“Let’s run across the Dam, then up to Danish and back to the Pumphouse. That should get us 11 miles and if anyone needs more, they can add on at the end.”
Yeah, that’s pretty inside baseball (to mix a metaphor), so let me explain. The Taconics have a Saturday long training run every week, rain or shine. We start at the Pumphouse bridge just off Route 129, someone volunteers to put out water and Gatorade, and folks just show up and run anywhere from 6 to 26 miles. (Check out the link here for more details.) The fact that I run with the TRRC pretty regularly is the reason I started this blog.
How freaking cool is that? Read more here! You’ll be glad you did.