It was drab and humid, suspiciously like late-summer mOUnTaiNBACK training weather, just a few degrees cooler, as John Domico, Jim Moore, Lance Bland, Judd Michael, Marty Klanchar, Greg Luna, Nick Downs, Mark Fedkin, Frank Zaffino, Jeremy Zerbe, Rich Harter, newcomers Luke Watson and Steve Williams, Cheryl Capone, Meira Minard, John Wilcock, Mark Lee, Ron Cunfer, Lee Culver, Rob Shaver, Dana Todd, and Marty Mazur headed for the track.

There was a lot of suspicious activity at the track today. Even before we headed down, a band of renegades tried to shanghai newcomer Steve Williams into one of their shameless, unauthorized, non-track runs. But Steve somehow escaped his shackles and retained his manhood. On the way down to the track, the topic of conversation was mOUnTaiNBACK strategy (already!). And when we got there, we saw that Cheryl Capone was making her first Thursday Track appearance in some time. And who else was there? Cheryl's ringer from last year's mOUnTaiNBACK, Luke Watson. Coincidence? Bwana thinks not. The only question was, where was Myers? Bwana called out the Sandbagger Ladder: 200-400-600-800-1K, all at the same pace. It's tough to pick the pace for the 200 that you can keep going through to the 1K. Luke was a good sport as we teased him about being a track newbie. Then he proceeded to school the Crew.

Speaking of school, it's detention for the Thursday Renegades, particularly master-instigators Tom Hilands and Ken Davis and their young side-kick Dave Moore. Bwana's gonna have to lay down some B*tch-Slap Voodoo on them, if he can ever catch them!