When the going gets tough, the tough get rough.
Let’s not kid ourselves, this winter has been no friend to runners. It’s been ankle twisting, frostbite nipping and straight up bullying to motivations. For every 5 days of clear sidewalks we’ve had two days of winter weather emergencies. The days of more miles on the legs than degrees on the thermometer have been too many to count on our touch-screen-compatible-finger-pad gloves.
And yet, the Blue shines through.
There’s a new saying out here in the “there-be-dragons” county of Western Massachusetts. When the going gets tough, the Wolves get fast. Apryl Sabadosa has been holding training clinic in Getting It Done, the past few weekends. The first at the Frigid Fiver in Newburyport, where she placed second female and gave herself a new PR in 29:34. The following weekend she came back for more at the Stew Chase 15k and taking home the bronze on a hilly and unforgiving course in 59:05.
Joining Apryl at the Stew Chase, and enjoying his Stew with a Silver Spoon was Wolf Matthew Weissinger with a 2nd Overall finish in 52:05. Matthew was able to share his stew with some members of the Red Army (GBTC), accomplishing his real goal of the day by pocketing some of the club’s training secrets.
1,700 miles away one Wolf was down in Puerto Rico spreading his Business. Ivan “Business Time Yay” Cordero cruised to a 1:24:55 for a 61st overall finish, and IDEAL Boston Training Run, at the San Blas Half-Marathon in Puerto Rico.
“It was very hilly and hard, but very spectator friendly”, says Business Time about the course. “At the 8-Mile mark I had flashbacks of Mt. Washington when Sean Duncan pulled on my shoulder to keep from falling back. Eminem’s 8-Mile Road is child’s play to the San Blas 8-Mile marker!”
Well folks, as both Young Jeezy and Nicolai Naranjo have always said, “You Damn Right Ima Go Getta (Ey!) Go Getta (Ey!) Go Getta (Yea!).”