Written by Bwana Bwana
It was a matchless autumn day: brisk, clear, and startlingly sunny, with an unseasonably moderate breeze, as Jim Myers, Dave Eggler, Bob Jones, John Domico, Tom Cali, Jim Moore, Lance Bland, Ken Davis, Tara Murray, Dana Todd, John Sheakoski, Nick Downs, Tom Hilands, Costas Maranas, Joe Bollinger, Scott Klettke, Kevin Becker, Ed Thompson, Cheryl Capone, Vicki Summers, and Marty Mazur headed for the track.
Bwana is out of practice. He's been "out of the loop" (literally, having had to miss the last two track workouts). So he's missed a lot of whining. Before we headed out, Costas asked if we were going to run inside today! When I told him it was too early in the year, he nearly had a hissy fit. At the track, Tom Hilands suggested we all do the "Girlie Man Supersets Workout". For those who don't know, Greg Dillon's "Supersets" workout is extremely tough. We did it once with the crew. If I ever do it again, I'll phone ahead for an EMT to be on standby. But Bwana has his own "lite" version of the thing. It's better known as the "Fortitude Workout": NX(400-200) where you run your 400 hard, take a short (100 m) recovery, then do your 200 at a faster pace. Tough, but compared to Greg's Supersets, it's definitely for wimps.
I say "wimps" rather than "girls" because the girls seem to have no trouble with the tough workouts. While we were doing the GMSS, Tara was finishing 8X800. She made it look easy, though she did say "This sucks!" as she passed. Some of the irregular Girlie Men were definitely wimping out today. Matt Soccio was, of course, doing his Richard Simmons Navy Seal Lite Workout. Jamie Volkert was under cover breaking up a ring of cross-dressing meth dealers. Greg Dillon was replacing all the danglies on his body-dreads. Ruth Mick was home whipping her new husband into shape. And Marty Klanchar was on the phone dealing with Martha Nelson's membership woes.
BTW, Lance Bland seemed to have a keen interest in whether "Bwanita" would be showing up at our next workout on Halloween Eve. Unfortunately, Bwana and Bwanita will be out of town for the next two weeks. Good luck to all in the coming races. See you in mid-November!