Written by Bwana Bwana
Despite the fact that several of tomorrow's Indoor Mile competitors didn't come, and that it was cold and windy out, a big group decided to face the music and head to the track today. Tom Cali, John Domico, Lance Bland, Ken Davis, John Sheakoski, Nick Downs, Frank Zaffino, Tom Hilands, Paul Lammert, Costas Maranas, Mark Fedkin, Mark and Mary Hilliard, Jamie Volkert, John Wilcock, Marv Hall, Michael Goldfine, Dana Todd and newcomer Jim, John Pringle, Ron Cunfer, Lee Culver, Dave Miller, Mark Lee, Jerry Steffy, and Marty Mazur all found their way to the track.
Bwana called the tune: an ascending scale of 2-3-4-5 laps. The trick was to try to keep the same pitch through the whole arpeggio. After the 5-lapper, many of the runners were wheezing like an abused squeezebox and crying like a deranged street-corner hurdy-gurdy.
On a low note, Bwana was disappointed with some of tomorrow's milers who weren't there polishing their bows for the last big race. We hope that Tara Murray can still have a major achievement with her minor investment. We hope Marty Klanchar's rest leaves him augmented for tomorrow's run, rather than with diminished stamina. As for the rest of the no-shows, all Bwana can say is that they'll be in treble next time they show up at the track!