Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Wednesday workout, February 26


We had some strong performances this weekend on the roads and the track.

Fridge got the weekend started on the right foot on Saturday, winning Kirby's 5k by 45 seconds in 16:24, on a course that was altered for the worse by snow.

It was mission accomplished at the RRCA 10 Miler, which we approached as a workout.  The times were quite slow on the hilly course, but our crew got in the hard effort they were looking for.  Luke got the win in 52:18, followed by Oregon Paul in 4th in 54:06, Evan in 8th in 54:44, Charlie in 9th in 55:05, Outlaw in 10th in 56:12, Murph and Dickson in 11th and 12th in 56:37, Lavar in 19th in 57:32, Breezy in 56th in 61:09, and Scott in 68th in 61:51.  On the women's side, Teal made a successful return to racing after a lengthy absence due to injury, placing 4th in 63:49.  Several members of this crew will be running marathons this spring, while others will be sticking to the roads.  For all of them, it was a good start to what promises to be a great season.

On the track, Mike made a triumphant return to Princeton, winning the 3000 in 8:26.7, the third fastest time in GRC history.  Mike will surely threaten multiple club records this spring.  Witty ran the 800-mile double, finishing fourth in the mile in 4:22, and after a seeding snafu, winning the slow heat of the 800 in 1:58.3, despite having to dodge traffic the first 400.  Witty will be ready to run much, much faster outdoors.  On the women's side, Tina made a successful 3000 debut, finishing third in 10:25.4, which puts her 5th on the GRC all time list.  With some experience at this distance, Tina will be a force to be reckoned with.  Susan finished 4th in 10:32 after taking a nasty spill 1200 meters into the race.  Susan's indoor results have not been indicative of her fitness, and she will be ready to threaten her PRs at 3k and 5k outdoors.


Much as I hate to even contemplate the possibility, the latest forecast says there is a chance for light snow on Wednesday, which could impact practice Wednesday night.  But being the eternal optimist, I am confident that we'll be able to get in the workout, even if conditions are not optimal, so plan to meet for the warmup at 6:30, and we'll get rolling at 7:15.

Because most of you raced on Sunday, we'll do a maintenance workout on Wednesday, and come back on Saturday with some faster work. 

I'll see you at BCC on Wednesday night.


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