We were all a little crabby and very annoyed by the 2 (i think) other groups that were training on the hill at the same time. Except they were running in ENOURMOUS packs. We would be trudging along down the hill during recovery and suddenly 50 or more people would swarm around us.
Kind of like those car tests where they rush smoke around cars to demonstrate their streamlined designs. Except it's not smoke, it's people with elbows and flailing feet pushing you into puddles. And let's not even talk about the trauma of trying to change direction as they kept heading south at 72nd St. If I had tried to signal a turn with my arm, I could have knocked a couple out. Hmmm - maybe next time.
We ran for nearly an hour. But then we had a great stretching session with Coach Steve. He's my favorite stretch leader because he's thorough. He doesn't let you rush through it. It's good.
On a side note - I'm only $1180 from my $10,000 goal with 8 1/2 weeks to go. That's pretty darn good. Thank you all.