August 29, 2019

It was mild with clouds and sun, but without a big turnout at the State High track. Keith Henderson, David Lloyd, and Marty Mazur were all who showed. Perhaps others were wondering where to park with school in session, or whether we’d have to deal with gym classes. The answer is: It doesn’t matter. We’ll get to that in a second.

Some workmen were painting lines on the football practice field and for some reason had a part of the track roped off across all lanes. That meant we had to work around that. The available part of the track was about 3/4-lap. So Bwana and company ran alternate 300s and 200s at race kick pace. A good workout for the circumstances.

After the workout, Chris Weakland, the State High Athletic Director, came up to us and chatted and… very nicely informed us that we can’t hold track workouts during the school day. So that’s that, the official word. It’s all due to the school district’s risk management, and another ripple effect of the whole Sandusky thing that shut down Penn State facilities to us. So, as of next week we’ll be back at the IM Fields as we were the last couple of years for our Thursday noontime workouts. Note: This does not affect any of the other workouts that currently use the track. So Jaimie’s 5:40 AM Wednesday workout and Bob’s Thursday evening workout are both OK.

See you at the IM Fields next week!