Written by Bwana Bwana
Is Spring back? It sure looked like it, with sunny skies, mild breezes, and a warming sun as John Domico, Tom Cali, Bob Jones, John Sheakoski, Greg Dillon, Lance Bland, Greg Luna, Ken Davis, Jim Moore, Costas Maranas, George Lesieutre, Marty Klanchar, Mark Lee, Nick Downs, Tara Murray, Meira Minard, Sherry Tirko, Jamie Volkert, John Wilcock, Frank Zaffino, Jerry Steffy, Bruce Einfalt, Dana Todd, newcomers Katie Davis, Paul Ruby, and Bob Lesher, Michael Goldfine, John Pringle, Mark Traband, and Marty Mazur headed for the track. (Paul Lammert caught the second shift.)
Bwana thought "Enough of the mild pace work. There are Spring 5Ks to be run and won!" So he dished out the outdoor version of one of our favorite indoor benchmark speed workouts: NX3X300. A nice challenge, especially with the stiff breeze on the backstretch.
Several of Bwana's flock were not up to any challenges. Though many of the Boston Marathon crew worked on their tapers at the track, Mark Fedkin decided to check out the campus scenery instead. Lee Culver thinks an hour on the elliptical watching rap videos beats a Spring day outside. Marv Hall's once-a-season at the track usually corresponds with the crappiest day of that season. And Ron Cunfer was holed up in his office pining away for Winter.