Past Track Crew Reports

Intrepid participant-observer-taskmaster-spiritual leader Marty Mazur (Bwana to the track faithful) circulates a weekly email report of the goings-on of the Thursday Track Crew. Here are some samples:

Tuesday, June 3, 1997 (Note: This was before the Track Crew became the Thursday Track Crew.)
Subject: This is June?


With numb extremities, Mike Dooris, Jim Myers and Marty Mazur hoofed it
down to the track like a bunch of blizzard-spooked caribou. Once we got
there, however, we found that all the whale blubber we'd been gnawing on
all winter gave us a bit of extra warmth and energy.

The Summerfest Mile (did someone say summer?) is coming up on Saturday at
Our Lady of Victory. With a field including Jim Myers, Marty Mazur, Mike
Dooris, Tom Cali and Paul Bolin, the over-40 bracket looks like it could
beat the 30-39s! To prepare for the race, we three intrepid Inuits decided
to run 6 400s at "race pace" with minimal rest (200m). Mike and Jim ran
all their 400s under 80 seconds, with a few around 75. Marty did 4 under
80, and 2 others just a bit slower. Jim ran an extra (7th) lap just for
fun. All I can say is, if we run our splits at these paces, look out Tom
Cali! See you on Saturday!

Martin A. Mazur ....................

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Track Crew CDT Article

The following article appeared in the Centre Daily Times on Thursday, February 21, 2002
Thursday Track Club Is Fun And Beneficial For All
by Morgan Wasikonis

You might try to equate them with a group of retired folks who get together Wednesdays for breakfast, or some moms who bring their kids to play group every Tuesday, but there is really no comparison suitable for the Thursday Track Crew. This is not your average friendly group of people who meet for a fun, relaxing, moment together.

Instead, it is a motley pack of runners, from an age group spanning 40 years and from all walks of life, who converge on the indoor or outdoor track at Penn State every Thursday like a flock of multicolored, multi-specie birds. There they do speed workouts with titles like the Terrible Threes, the Front Loader, the Whitman Sampler, and the Mad Minutes. Few members enjoy the actual workout part, but all seem to enjoy being part of the group.

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