Thursday Track Report: Steamy!
- Written by Bwana Bwana
April 27, 2017
The weather is warming up and it would be a great time for an outdoor workout. But the Penn State outdoor track is still not officially open. (My guess is it won’t be until after Big 10s in a couple of weeks.) So Lance Bland, Mike Casper, Dave DeGroote, Michael Goldfine, Jaimie Wright, Torrie Raisch, Adam Ilgen, Joel Niemann, Elsa Hansen, David Lloyd, and Marty Mazur headed for the indoor track, where it can get pretty humid in the warm months. Tom Cali, John Domico, Mike Martin, and several others poked their heads in, but took off for a non-track run in the great outdoors.
Bwana’s workout was the relatively easy 6X400. It’s easy because there are no mountains to climb either in terms of volume or long reps. But do the reps quickly, close to mile race pace. And with about 250 meters of slow jogging rest, there is plenty of recovery to do each rep at that quick pace. If you have time, you can extend this workout to 8 or more reps.
Big 10s are just two weeks away. Penn State has one of the best middle distance crews in the country, both men and women. There should be some great races. Get out to the meet!