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January 12, 2017

Three days ago it was brutally cold. Two days ago, we were in the midst of warming that brought a nasty ice storm. But today it was nearly tropical, with temperatures approaching 60 and off-and-on rain. John Domico, Judd Michael, Marty Klanchar, Bob Shafer, Mike Zimmerman, Dan Coughlin, newcomer Jackie Luong, Rob Peterson, Adam Ilgen, David Lloyd, Joel Niemann, and Marty Mazur headed for the track for the first workout in the MSF this year. Half the group did a couple of indoor laps, then headed back out to take advantage of the rare January warmth.

The Multi-Sport Facility seems to have chilled toward us since the break. You need to buzz in to the place, and non-PSU people need a chaperone. Yuck. Despite the new protocols, Bwana thaw to it that everyone who stayed got a good workout. It was the traditional year-starting benchmark workout: NX3X300. Run 3 reps of 300 meters at mile race pace or faster with a short 100 m rest. Then take a longer rest and gird yourself for another set of 3. And another. Bwana gave gold stars to everyone who did N=3.

This weekend begins the Indoor Mile Series with the first of three meets on Saturday morning. It’s too late to get into the first meet, but the next two, which will be on Friday 1/20 and Friday, 2/3, should get you moving. Time to thaw out those fast-twitch muscles and set some goals! Information here: http://nvrun.com/index.php/racing/club-sponsored/indoor-mile-series.