January 21, 2014

With the jet stream dipping low, bringing that polar vortex down, I couldn't help but think of Joan Jett today:

I saw them running there by the climbing machine
I knew it was so cold about seventeen
The repeats were going strong
Running my favorite direction
And I could tell it wouldn’t be long till the hill was through with me, yeah me
And I could tell it wouldn’t be long till the hill was through with me, yeah me

Runnin'!...

Chorus:
We love Rocky Top!
Toss another cookie in the puke box, baby!
We ran in the snow!
‘Cept for those wimps that stayed inside!

(Repeat chorus ad infinitum)

Tom Cali, Andrew Maquire, Mike Martin, NVRC Indoor Mile Series Women's Masters record holder Meira Minard, Ben Tolton, and Mike Renz met at the base of the rockytop hill, in hopes of having traction and minor cover from the snowy windy weather – they had neither.  Armed only with high spirits and tall tales of unprecedented subjects…the crew set out to 4 to 5 reps up the snow covered hill.

One thing was apparent from the lack of attendance – running hill repeats in this weather today took balls.