September 8, 2016

The weather was very warm and very humid. Very much like a sauna: we were inside and there were a lot of half-naked people. But unlike in Finland, there was not way to transition to cold, then hot, then cold….Just a non-stop steam bath. And unlike in Finland, we weren’t sitting on wood slats but running around like idiots. Judd Michael, Costas Maranas, Michael Goldfine, Rich Harter, Joel Niemann, David Lloyd, and Marty Mazur did their workout in the steam and were quite happy when they were Finnish.

Just like Dean last week, Costas was doing his own workout: repeat 800s. Dean’s were at an impressive and consistent sub-3:10 pace. Costas was even more impressive, keeping sub-2:50s coming. The rest of the Crew did sets of 3X300 at mile race pace (or better) with short rests between 300s. Most of the Crew did 3 sets, for 9 X 300.

The other “track crew”, the one working on refurbing the outdoor track, was out there today doing something. Bwana couldn’t tell what. They were spraying something (water? pre-treatement?) all over the substrate. It looks like there’s a tractor trailer full of material ready to go, but so far the track looks the same as it’s looked since they ripped it up a few months ago. We’re looking forward to christening the new track, but we’ll keep the sacred oils locked up for now.