“Staying Alive” on Road Warrior Saturday

Few runners have completed the famous but extremely difficult Road Warrior workout.  In a Road Warrior, I drive my car at a constant speed (15 mph for the boys, 12 mph for the girls) while 3-4 runners at a time run along side.  Every tenth of a mile I honk the horn.  The goal for the runners is to see how many honks they can keep up with the car.  As soon as a runner fades behind the back bumper, he or she must stop.  We run the Road Warriors on the road leading to Philip Arnold Park.  This road is a half a mile in length.  For a guy to make all five honks he must run the half mile in 2:00.  The girls run 2:30.  This workout requires extreme mental and physical toughness to keep up as long as possible.  Read on to see who made it to the gate.

Olga Sievers, Andy Dean, and Chris Miland added their names to the list of Lindbergh runners who reached the gate on our famous Road Warriors workout on Saturday. Ironically (given David’s most recent posting), we gained our inspiration from the Bee Gees song “Staying Alive” that I blasted as loudly as I could out of the convertible. Andy actually was able to make the gate twice. Ranvir was taking the SATs or he would have give the gate a good run as well.

Everyone, whether they made the gate or not, ran great. We are certainly ready to finish this season strong.

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