The Whistle

Our Team in Training group met on the brand new SBCC track to partake in the painful, but oh-so-fun, Whistle Workout. No, it’s not like a happy-go-lucky-whistle-while-we-run type of workout. One doesn’t go to the track to run easy.

The Whistle Workout requires focus, good hearing, and a love for pain. As we ran around the track, we paid close attention to the whistle attached to our coach’s mouth.

1 whistle blow: Run at marathon pace.

2 whistle blows: Run at 10K pace.

3 whistle blows: Run at 5K pace.

4 whistle blows: Run for your life before the cheetah behind you bites your ass.

For about 2 miles, Coach Neal rapidly blew on his whistle changing from 1 whistle to 2 to 4 to 3 to 4 to 2 to 3 to 4 to 4 to 4 to 4….wait, what happened to the 1’s? You get my drift. It was tough. So tough. Probably the toughest track workout yet, in my opinion. During those 4-whistle intervals, I felt my stomach and chest burning and ready to explode. However, the thing about track workouts is that they are tough, but fun. Yep, there’s something fun about pushing your body and mind so hard that you begin to feel a bit tingly, shaky and nauseated.

Go Team!

Running HARD to save lives.


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