Thursday Track Report: Veni, Vidi, Vici
- Written by Bwana Bwana
March 15, 2018
The Ides of March. The time to settle debts. And Winter still thinks it owes us, so it was cold and windy as John Domico, Tom Cali, Judd Michael, Meira Minard, Michael Goldfine, Joel Niemann, Jim Laudermilch, Andy Maguire, Bob Shafer, Dan Coughlin, Mike Martin, Seth Senior, Logan Madill, Harriet Smith, Keith Henderson, David Lloyd, and Marty Mazur headed for the track.
Seeing Bwana wearing green, the Trackers looked forward to a St. Patrick’s Day themed workout. Bwana may have been wearing green, but he was seeing red. So the theme revolved around a guy who was stabbed to death by some of his closest “friends” back about 2061 years ago. Bwana gave three choices, the same number as the number of parts Gaul was divided into, according to Caesar in his military travelog. You could run 3 by 1500 to mark the Ides of March, 3/15 (though in Roman times, March was the first month of the year); you could run 4X1100=4400 meters to commemorate the year of Caesar’s death (44 BC); or you could go easy on yourself and run 8X200 (Et Tu, Brute?). Of course, the fast crowd did none of the above, but a pyramid of about 3600 meters, though Bob Shafer added a bonus 800 to top it off at 4400. However you went, it was a painful workout, though probably not as painful as dying of 23 stab wounds.
Next week, we’ll have to move our workout to the IM Fields due to the NCAA fencing championships being held at the MSF. Hopefully, Spring will have arrived in name and truth by then. The following week, we'll be back at the MSF for the Marathoners For Medicine photo shoot. After that, if the weather holds up, we’ll be outdoors again until next winter!