I remember Tuesday nights last winter when there were 5 or 6 runners. Since I have been “taking names” this winter it has been an entirely different story. January’s weekly total have been 21, 21, 20, 23 and 24. The following people have earned a Tuesday night point for the month of January by attending 4 or 5 of the 5 workouts: Sarah Bird, Alan Brown, Dave Harrison, Sidnee Harrison, Justin Koo, me, Jen Oblinger, Deb Petty, Neil Small, Annie Trenkle, Luke Trenkle and Jessie Williams.
Tonight’s workout was a small step toward longer intervals – 4×3 minutes plus 4×2 minutes. We had a group of high school runners that sprinted out with Neil every repeat. Behind them was a long line of runners running at all sorts of paces. We had a number of new runners. Vic Hess brought a few deputies out to get some work in preparation for Baker to Vegas.
For myself, a few days after the Bakersfield half marathon, I resisted the urge to run full speed. I shot for marathon pace and pretty much nailed it each time – 1:45 a lap. Well, I was thinking that 1:45 was marathon pace, but in retrospect I was thinking wrong – all evening. I was doing 7:00 minute mile pace, but my marathon goal pace is 7:30.