We had a great turn out of 36 at last night’s track workout. Over half joined us afterward at the Upstream Brewery for beer and burgers. Always a treat to walk in and see our mate Ivan Marsh. We caught up, he is headed to the Black Hills this weekend for camping and a 5 Mile Trail Race. He had driven past Millard West and saw the large crowd, all different shapes and sizes and speeds, diligently going through their paces. He asked me “How do you keep track of all those people?” I keep a headcount, introduce myself to the new folks, get their background, their current status, and their goals. All duly noted on my trusty clipboard. Each person gets personal attention from Linda and me. While the workouts are set, they are tailored according to the athlete’s particular situation any given Wednesday. I’m pleased that we had several youth runners join us last night including a top 5 finisher from the recently completed Girls On The Run program.
Thrills and Drills. I opened up for a couple of 200m strides at the end of today’s easy 5 miler. Felt the rush of speed that had laid dormant over winter. I’m going to commit to some 5K-10K training over this summer. Have also been devout in doing my drills and have started an upper body/core weight lifting program. If I can get back just a smidge of my competitive tenacity I’ll assault my 50-54 age group bests.
Rubbings Racing. Nice quote from our newest TNB mate Ben Schultz. Ran with Ben yesterday for the first time, a real interesting fella. He recalled the phrase from his collegiate track days, describing the elbows and spikes in personal spaces. A native Minnesotan, recently retired Principal at Jefferson Elementary, Ben has wheels (overall winner at this month’s Cinco de Mayo 5K, ~16:30) and a new title as our Social Media Coordinator. Look for some new and good promotional stuff up the road.
The State Meet is this weekend at Burke Stadium. If you’re in town and in need of someplace to run during free time shoot me an email and I’ll direct you to my dojo. firstname.lastname@example.org
Mole sauce is one of the most ingenious creations in human culinary history. My favorite recipe comes from “Frida’s Fiestas Recipes” by Guadalupe Rivera. Frida Kahlo was married to Mexico’s greatest artist Diego Rivera, she was also a famed artist in her own right as well as being a magnificent cook.