Written by Bwana Bwana
It was cool, cloudy, and quite breezy as Bob Jones, John Domico, Tom Cali, Bob Cornwall, John Sheakoski, Meira Minard, Lance Bland, Nick Downs, Ken Davis, Frank Zaffino, Marty Klanchar, Mark Lee, John Wilcock, Andy Arndt, Beth Herndon, Shawn Kelly, newcomers Rachel Tutmaher and Jeremy Zerbe, Paula Jech, Michael Goldfine, and Marty Mazur headed for the track.
A few of the conquering heros from Monday's Boston Marathon showed up and limped around the track. The NVRC did quite well again, fielding 4 teams that ran competitively in the team categories, with 5 men breaking 3 hours (and one woman, sort of: Martha Nelson, an NVRC member, ran 2:55:22, but could not represent the NVRC at Boston because she is no longer local to our area). But Boston is already yesterday's mashed potatoes. We've got new challenges ahead. Arts Fest, mOUnTaiNBACK, and now Cheryl Capone's GENDER WAR!!! Cheryl is organizing a Girl vs Guy team competition at next month's Sidewinder 10K. Three of her team members were training already at the track today. Cheryl assumed the captain's role and "coached" from her couch at home.
Bwana gave a workout suitable for a windy day: 3X1K. That windy backstretch really took a lot out of the pace!
Several of the Boston crew weren't even up to limping to the track today. It's a good thing Tara didn't show. She'd've been a tumbleweed in the wind. George Lesieutre was back to his "Less Is More" regimen, which involves almost no track. And Greg Luna was back to his barley and grape training regimen.
Congrats to the Boston runners!