While most of my usual running mates were still recovering/resting from the Laurel Valley White Water Run 35 Miler last weekend, I decided to take this opportunity to do a road run rather than the usual trail runs this Saturday morning and what better way to do that than to meet up with a bunch of WRH folks (incl. Cary, Kathy, Rob, Dana and many others I had the opportunity to meet). Some of us met at 6AM at Little Rosie's on Whitesburg Rd in order to run to the Bruegger's Bakery/Coffee place in Jones Valley were a large number of runners would meet up with us to continue on up and over Cecil Ashburn Drive to Hampton Cove before turning back. This allowed for a 13 mile and an 8 mile option for all runners. All levels of pace were present and I think that's what made it enjoyable for all. There were clusters of runners stretching along Cecil Ashburn. I was pretty comfortable throughout my run and only the final quarter mile to the top of Cecil Ashburn really got my lungs burning. Very strange as my legs were fine and I couldn't remember the last time I felt that sensation. Getting back and over the Airport Rd hill seemed like a piece of cake after the continuous climbing on Cecil Ashburn. Next weekend I will be back on trails, but I look forward to another opportunity to run this route.