December 15, 2016

It was COLD out, and windy on top of that. NOW people are appreciating the Indoor Track. Tom Cali, John Domico, Judd Michael, Marty Klanchar, Costas Maranas, Meira Minard, CJ Wagner, Andy Maguire, Mike Zimmerman, Bob Shafer, Mike Martin, Dan Coughlin, newcomer John Williams, Josh Litofsky, Joel Niemann, Adam Ilgen, newcomer Rob Krankel, David Lloyd, and Marty Mazur headed for the track for a symphony of pain.

Today’s serenade was in the key of pain, A-sharp minor. It’s a key with 7 sharps, all of them sharply painful. Not many musical pieces have been written in A-sharp minor. Those few are somber, grating, and richly annoying to the ears. The fast crew certainly felt every one of those musical hashtags. Their workout was 4800 meters of unresolved harmonic distemper: 3X400 - 3X800 - 3X400. Even the slower group did not escape. You music theory buffs should know that the key of A-sharp minor is enharmonically equivalent to B-flat minor. There are 5 flats in that key, whose music is brooding, ulcerous, and funereal. And the group was nearly flattened by the dolorous intonations. The slowpokes’ workout was a nocturne of nastiness: 3X300 - 3X400 - 3X300.

The Jingle Bell Track Workout has been moved to next Thursday. It’s the last run of the season, and hopefully the weather will be milder and the music will be in a jollier key.