Written by Bwana Bwana
Indian Summer was back in full swing, with mild temperatures and hazy skies, as John Domico, Tom Cali, Bob Jones, Jim Myers, newcomer Bob Nelson, Ken Davis, Greg Dillon, Mark Fedkin, Monika Modest, Jim Moore, John Sheakoski, Michael Goldfine, Marty Klanchar, George Lesieutre, Judd Michael, Lance Bland, Tara Murray, Ann Skulas-Ray, Dana Todd, Tom Hilands, Sherry Tirko, Matt Soccio, Costas Maranas, Ed Thompson, Mike Casper, and Marty Mazur headed to the track.
It seems everyone but Bwana got to run the Half last weekend, so Bwana spent a good deal of time handing out kudos as well as welcoming newcomers and returnees. Then it was time to do the workout: 6X400 relays. Jim Myers had recruited a newbie for us, and you know how that can go on a relay day. Fast start, then crash and burn. But we also know the kind of recruits Jim has access to. Bob Nelson, who says he'll be extra sore tomorrow, nonetheless "executed the plan", never flagging from his initial pace.
Speaking of flagging, several of Bwana's perpetual also-rans were waving flags all over the place. Bob Cornwall, and Ron Cunfer were wearing orange vests and leaning against their shovels as Jay Lynch held up a red flag at the side of the road. Mark Traband was out in a field waving a red handkerchief at a bull. Nick Downs, who is back in school, was practicing his French: he was waiving a white flag. And Lee Culver was standing in a parking lot taking a semaphore refresher course.