Monday, April 27, 2015

Day 3,041: A Monday morning race where I didn't expect one to be (Silver Comet)

More double-strollin' on another beautiful stretch of the Silver Comet Trail
ROCKMART, Ga. -- We hadn't even gone a mile when the first runner came by on what I thought was going to be a pretty desolate area of the Silver Comet.

Yet it was less than a mile from the trailhead where we parked and near another trailhead and a residential area. "Local runners," I thought.

But as we got further into our run, we noticed more people. A pair of middle-aged women. Then a guy with a "7" race bib.

That was a little weird. Then when the next guy came by with a race bib, I had to ask.

"Is there a race going on today?" As in "Is there a Monday race that I didn't know anything about?"

It turned out it was the Race Across USA Marathon Series. The web site says, "Beginning January 16, 2015 an international team of athletes will cross the United States with the goal of inspiring a generation."

People can join in the stages, including running four back-to-back marathons along the 61-mile Silver Comet Trail or across Georgia.

We saw a dozen people at most on the trail. Unlike many sections of the Silver Comet, this one has some decent hills.

We continued on our way and then back to the Don Williams Trailhead, about 7.2 miles for our own workout.

Time: 10:11 a.m.
Temp: 59 degrees
Gear: Technical T-shirt, short (Publix Georgia Marathon promo), shorts, Nike Zoom Air Pegasus+ 31/A.

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