Monday, March 10, 2014

Wednesday workout, March 12


Give a big GRC mazel tov to Mike and Witty for their club records at the Columbia Final Qualifier on Saturday night.  Unless you've been hiding in a cave ithe last few days, you've been inundated with the non-stop media coverage of Mike's 8:17.01 3,000 and Witty's 4:12.4 mile.  They're back in town after the ticker tape parade and morning talk show appearances, and if their publicist can clear their schedules, they'll be back at it this week getting ready for outdoors.  Their excellent performances are all the more noteworthy because their training was compromised by the lack of track availability this winter, and once these two young fellas sharpen up with a few fast workouts, we're sure to see more club records this spring.  Well done!

No doubt inspired by the record-breaking performances Saturday night, our crew at the St Paddy's Day 8k ran very well on Sunday morning despite extremely windy conditions.  The men were led by Jerry Outlaw in 25:53, followed by Dave Wertz in 25:57, JR in a PR of 25:59, Fridge in 26:06, Sean in 26:36, and Breezy in 29:02.  I was particularly pleased with the performances of Outlaw, who demonstrated that he is very close to full fitness after another bout with injury, and JR, who continues to make excellent progress.  On the women's side, Beth ran 29:26, which was a solid workout, followed closely by Maura in 29:36.  Maura is continuing her transition to longer distances on the roads, and her strong performance this early in the season bodes very well for some big PRs this spring.


If you plan to run the 4 Courts 4 Miler on Saturday, be sure to register today. 

I willl hold practice for the track crew (and anyone else who wants to join in) on Saturday morning at BCC at a time to be determined.  With outdoor season about to start, we'll be out there every weekend that we're not racing.

Speaking of BCC, remember that there will be some conflicts with spring sports games, so be sure to check the emails carefully regarding the time and place of workouts. 

In addition, now that we've set the clocks ahead and the winter weather appears to be behind us, we can expect a growing number of community members, aka joggers, to be on the track during our practices.  It's imperative that we all bear in mind that we have no special privileges at BCC, and that the other folks on the track have as much right to be out there as we do, so please go out of your way to be courteous to the locals.


We'll be at BCC for our normal 7:15 start, so meet for the warmup at 6:30.

Most of the men who are not running National Half will do 3 x mile, 4 x 800, all with a 3:00 recovery.  As always, we can modify as needed.  The National Half crew will have several options, so be sure to give me a holler before Wednesday and we'll figure out what works best for you.

I'll send the women's workout separately.

See you out there Wednesday.


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