Thursday Track Report: Nothing So Special About These People
- Written by Bwana Bwana
October 4, 2018
It was a day meant to separate the Nothing-Too-Special-About-These-People from the Total Wusses. Warm. A bit breezy. A mild, off-and-on drizzle mixed with very occasional more vigorous spritzing. Not the kind of day that would keep *anyone* who calls him or herself a runner away from the track. Everyone’s shirt and shoes would get about as wet from rain as they had from sweat just a few weeks ago. Yet, we have a dividing line, haven’t we? Those who might melt in the rain, or who are afraid of dark skies, stayed at their desks over lunch. The rest, sort of a thin crowd including Tom Cali, Bob Cornwall, Meira Minard, Mike Zimmerman, Danny Coughlin, Andrew Maguire, Elsa Hansen, Mike Martin, Rich Harter, David Lloyd, and Marty Mazur, headed for the IM Fields.
Bwana gave a new workout. One rep is a long run (a “U” of two long sides and a short on the field - about 600 meters) at 5K race pace, followed by a short rest (short side of the field - about 60 meters), then a long side (270 meters) as hard as you can run without actually sprinting. This should be noticeably faster than we usually run our 270s. After that last one, you’ll need the long rest of the remainder of the field’s rectangle (390 meters) to get back to the start. Do 3 or 4 reps and you’ve done some work.
Speaking of dedication, as I was in paragraph one, Mike Martin showed up at the fields today. He walked a mile or so. No big deal, except when you consider that Mike had spinal surgery just two days ago to fix some pain that’s been bothering him for a few years now. The walk was part of his recovery, doctor prescribed. Let’s help Mike keep to the Rx, and also wish him well on his recovery!