Written by Bwana Bwana
Spring was still a long way off, so John Domico, Tom Cali, John Sheakoski, Marty Klanchar, Ken Davis, Lance Bland, George Lesieutre, Frank Zaffino, Mark Lee, Paul Lammert, Mark Traband, Bob Cornwall, Shawn Kelly, Joel Niemann, John Wilcock, Mark Fedkin, Nick Downs, Julie Grubb, Dana Todd, Mark Hilliard, Mike Casper, Jessica Charles, Lee Culver, newcomer Dave Miller, and Marty Mazur headed for the MSF track.
Bwana took Ken Davis's suggestion and called for an NX400 workout, where N was 12 for Ken and 6 for everyone else. A few of the crew did their own crazy marathon training workout: 2 Mile + 2X1 Mile + 2X 800, but at a pace about 80 seconds a mile faster than their marathon pace. Have Domico explain the rationale for this insanity if you're curious.
Big-time kudos today goes to Jessica Charles, who is showing remarkable improvement. Despite the fact that she ran her quarters 7 to 20 seconds slower than Bwana, she still inexorably gained ground on him through the workout. Her recovery was very quick. This shows that she still had a little in the tank to be able to hurry through the recovery lap. The program for next time for her will be to run the repeats even harder.
Several Trackers have a real lot left in the tank because the car doesn't leave the garage. Ron Cunfer thinks the mpg calculation can be done with a 0 in the numerator as well as the denominator. He'll need to brush up on l'Hôpital's rule. Dave Moore is draining the tank of coffee in the grad student lounge. Tara Murray thinks that listening to the high-pitched whine of Neil Young on her iPod will propel her to a sub-6 mile tomorrow. No tanks. And Greg Luna is trying to cash in on all the Yaktrak yackity-yak by making some new-fangled snow-shows with tank treads.