2007 Track Crew


We May Be Getting Older, But We're Getting Faster!

Thursday Track Crew - 2007

Here is the Thursday Track Crew in a photo taken by Vicky Mazur taken on June 21, 2007.

Those pictured, from left to right, are: Crouching: Marty Klanchar, Ed Thompson, Bob Jones, Ron Cunfer, Michael Goldfine, Ken Davis, Ruth Mick, Jamie Volkert, George Lesieutre, Nate Harkins, Frank Zaffino, Dave Moore; Standing, front row: Tara Murray, Sam Thompson, Jim Myers, Ken Forstmeier, Peter Flemings, Esther Prins, Randy Jepson, Dana Todd, Judd Michael, Tim Aydin, Lance Bland, Louise Miltich, Jim Moore, Kellie Rice, Bill Craddock, Christine Rice, Andrew Webb, Jessica Charles, Mike Casper; Standing, back row: Unknown (for now), Andrew Cunningham, Jerry Steffy, Nick Downs, Greg Fredericks, Marty "Bwana" Mazur, Rob Shaver, Mark Fedkin, Brian Russell.

Because the picture was taken on the first day of Summer, many Thursday Trackers were not available for the picture, probably because they were at some pagan solstice ritual. Not pictured are numerous luminaries, laggards, camp followers, groupies, and hangers on, including John Domico, Bob Cornwall, Julie Grubb, John Pringle, Dave Eggler, Mark Traband, Tom Cali, Martha Nelson, John Sheakoski, Lee Culver, Marv Hall, Tom Hilands, Greg Dillon, Paula Jech, Greg Luna, Alexis Navarre, Matt Soccio, Laura Shackelton, Kirk Rager,
Melea Press, Vicki Summers, Dave DeGroote, and a host of others who are not as regular but are still on the Thursday Track email list.

Thursday Track Crew - 2004

Pictured to the right are just some of the Thursday Track Crew in a photo taken by Donna Harris on July 22, 2004 on the occasion of a farewell workout for Nick Harris, a longtime Thursday Tracker who recently moved to Colorado. Those pictured, from left to right, are: Crouching: Marty Klanchar, Marty "Bwana" Mazur, Rick Brazier, Pedro Andia; Standing, front row: Sonia Beckner, Ron Cunfer, John Domico, Ken Davis, Bob Jones, Ed Morrissey, Tom Cali, Nick Harris, Laura Snyder, Meghan Mason; Standing, back row: Bruce Einfalt, Mark Traband, John Pringle, Peter Flemings, John Sheakoski, Nick Downs, Greg Luna, Paul Winkler, Dennis Wess, Sean Krieger, Mark Fedkin.

Because the picture was taken during the peak of the Summer vacation schedule, many Thursday Trackers were not available for the picture. Not pictured are numerous luminaries, regulars, and charter Trackers, including Greg Fredericks, Mike Dooris, Jim Myers, Randy Jepson, Ken Forstmeier, Jim Moore, Bob Cornwall, Mike Casper, Julie Grubb, Julie Christie, Julia Erdley, Jim and Liz Kisenwether, Dave Eggler, Dana Todd, Marv Hall, Judd Michael, George Lesieutre, Lance Bland, Eric Tien, Greg Dillon, Scott Smith, Kirk Rager, Mitch Shipley, Martin Shields,
Jay Lynch, Ed Thompson, John Clark, Melea Press, and a quite a few others..

Thursday Track Report: Mouth Breathing


Back inside, and back on track, for some people. Greg Fredericks, Bob Jones, Martha Nelson, Jim Myers, Marty Klanchar, Nate Harkins, Greg Dillon, Judd Michael, Tom Hilands, Lance Bland and his friend Dan, Andrew Webb, Dana Todd, Lee Culver, Mark Traband, Ron Cunfer, Marv Hall, Jerry Steffy, Todd Lajeunesse, Duane Serpentine, Laura Shackleton, Ruth Mick, Beth Kempton, Bob Radzwich, Matt Petrarca, Rod Stahl, Mark Hilliard, Tara Murray, John Pringle, and Marty Mazur headed to the track ahead of an approaching snow "stormette". A few of the die-hards ran on the outdoor track one last time before its covered with snow again.

Bwana had the crew do a trapezoidal workout, designed for participants in our Indoor Mile Series: 3-4-4-3 laps. The intention is

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Thursday Track Report: Be It Resolved


It was a cold and drab day for the first Thursday Track workout of 2008. With steely resolve, John Domico, Jim Myers, John Sheakoski, Marty Klanchar, Judd Michael, Lance Bland, Mark Fedkin, Mark Traband, Jerry Steffy, Dana Todd, Duane Serpentine, Brian Russell, Alexis Navarre, Tara Murray, John Pringle, Lee Culver, and Marty Mazur took the intelligent approach to speed workouts and wrapped themselves in the warmth of the Multi-Sport Facility. Greg Fredericks and Bob Jones continued their old ways by jogging around the outdoor track.

Bwana resolved to start getting people ready for the Indoor Mile Series, which starts in 9 days. But he had to balance that with not wanting to kill anybody off this early in the year. So he compromised by calling for 2-person 5X2-lap relays. Each 2 lap stint was a bit more than a quarter mile, so some speed and a little endurance was called for. Nothing that a few extra Christmas cookies couldn't provide.

Speaking of a few extra Christmas cookies, while some of us were tossing ours after our burning quarters, Jamie Volkert, George Lesieutre, Frank Zaffino, Sherry Tirko, Ruth Mick, Dave Degroote, Christine Rice, Vicky Summers, Ken Davis, Nick Downs, Andy Webb, Greg Dillon, Matt Soccio, Dave Moore, and a few others were tossing back what was left of their cookies, punch, fruitcake and egg nog. Remember, slackers, while it's too early to ditch your New Year's resolutions just yet, it's not too early to start getting on Bwana's good side!

Keep Running!


Martin A. Mazur ....................http://www.personal.psu.edu/mxm14/

"There is no steady unretracing progress in this life; we do not advance through fixed gradations, and at last one pause:- through infancy's unconscious spell, boyhood's thoughtless faith, adolescence, doubt...then scepticism, then disbelief, resting at last in manhood's pondering repose of If. But once gone through, we trace the round again: and are infants, boys, men, and Ifs eternally. Where lies the final harbour, whence we unmoor no more?"
-Herman Melville

Thursday Track Report: Now Bring Us Some Figgy Pudding!


It was a rare January day, with mild breezes and custardy clouds partly obscuring a low, though warm sun, as Greg Fredericks, Bob Jones, Marty Klanchar, Bob Cornwall, Ken Davis, Greg Dillon, Mark Fedkin, Duane Serpentine, Frank Zaffino, Jamie Volkert, Dana Todd, John Pringle, Esther Prins, Tara Murray, Laura Schackleton, Mark Hilliard, Nick Downs, Bob Radzwich, Ron Cunfer, Michael Goldfine, Mark Traband, Jerry Steffy, newcomer Eric Grimes, and Marty Mazur headed for the track.

Though last week's workout was the first of the new year, today saw the return of more familiar faces, though some were a

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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 ....................http://www.personal.psu.edu/mxm14/

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