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Despite some discussions about the coming Arts Fest and Firecracker 4K races, it was back to the un-summery weather today as Jim Myers, Bob Jones, Lance Bland, Judd Michael, George Lesieutre, Ken Davis, Mike Casper, Greg Luna, Marty Klanchar, Meira Minard, Tara Murray, Rob Shaver, Nick Downs, newcomer Sydney Moser, Frank Zaffino, John Sheakoski, Rich Harter, Tim Aydin, Jeremy Zerbe, Dave Miller, Steve Shisler, Lee Culver, Dana Todd, Ron Cunfer, Michael Goldfine, Dave DeGroote, and Marty Mazur headed to the track. Drab, cool, and humid, with the threat of late day showers.

John Domico had already done his workout and even though we don't know what he did, the track was still drying off. Tara telepathically auto-suggested today's workout to Bwana: a downward ladder: 1K-800-600-400-200, the object being to do each sun at a faster pace than the previous. Bwana mentioned to newcomer Sydney that she shouldn't try to keep up with the lead pack. He says that to all the newbies. But did she listen? I think the lead pack wishes she had! This former high school 800 runner had no problem!

In honor of our country's coming 233 birthday, Bwana salutes the red, white, and blue flag and nation for which it stands. He also sends a different kind of salute to the runners who have been shirking their track duty, cowering behind the white flag, or hiding under white sheets, unable to get out of bed by noon. Get with it! mOUnTaiNBACK is coming faster than you think!