Thursday Track Report: All About Consistency
- Written by Bwana Bwana
It looks like it'll be a great Memorial Day weekend, and several Trackers are planning run one or more of the three local races this weekend. They'll have the choice of either the Black Moshannon 5K or 10K, or the Boalsburg Memorial Day Run (3.8 miles). To give them a boost, Bwana had them run NX3X300, with N=3 or 4 and minimal (100m) rest between each 300 in a set. It's tough to keep up a consistent, fast pace through the whole workout of 9 or 12 of those runs.
It's hard to keep up a fast pace at anything unless you're consistent. Suffering from a sorry inconsistency is Marv Hall, who is falling behind even his own anemic attendance rate for the year. Sam and Ed Thompson, who between the two are sort of consistent, forgot to check with each other about which of the brothers was doing the workout this week, so neither was there. Ron Cunfer is consistent: consistently not there at the track. Julie Grubb has a problem with consistency. Hers is probably that of overcooked oatmeal right now. And Tara Murray didn't work hard enough on her hill repeats on Tuesday to scare off a cold. I don't want to think about the consistency of her post-nasal drip.