Differently Abled

It was the last Thursday Track workout of the summer as Jim Myers, John Domico, Bob Jones, Lance Bland, Tom Cali, Jim Moore, Marty Klanchar, Tom Hilands, Ken Davis, Bob Cornwall, George Lesieutre, Ruth Mick, Beth Herndon, Mark Lee, Jamie Volkert, Michael Goldfine, John Wilcock, Ann Skulas-Ray, Cheryl Keller Capone, Sam Thompson, Joe Bollinger, and Marty Mazur under a blue sky with light breezes blowing puffy clouds around.

As this is the week where Fall links up with Summer, Bwana gave out the Teamwork 800s workout. That's where a pair of similarly-abled runners will do 800 where they are together for 400 and each rests while the other is doing the other half. It's easier to do than explain, unless you're Ruth and Beth, who teamed up to do 8X800. Each. Most of the other trackers did 4X800.

We had a number of "differently-abled" runners teaming up to stay away from the track today. Tara Murray was running a backhoe and 'dozer, increasing the grade out on Legs 8 and 9 for tonight's Tussey Run. Her Hillness just doesn't think three's enough fun in running the two flattest legs of the relay tonight. Sherry Tirko was sharpening her bowling ball so she can pick up the 7-10 split she left last week. Vicki Summers was sitting around thinking of how she is going to respond to the Thursday Track email without getting on Bwana's radar screen for never coming to the track. And Greg Luna was working on sketches for the Cool Beans Team Tattoo!

Make-Up Session

Well, the good news is that it was cool and calm as John Domico, Tom Cali, Dave Eggler, Marty Klanchar, Judd Michael, George Lesieutre, Ruth Mick, Dave Moore, John Sheakoski, Michael Goldfine, John Wilcock, Jamie Volkert, John Pringle, Dana Todd, Mark Lee, Ed Thompson, Sherry Tirko, newcomers Cheryl Keller Capone and Joe Bollinger, Tara Murray, and Marty Mazur headed for the track. The bad news is that you can put lipstick on a track workout, but it's still a track workout. Nick Downs, had already been to the track and left a nice glossy pastel sheen for us, so we knew which direction to run.

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To Coin A Word

It wasn't very turnouty today as John Domico, Tom Cali, Lance Bland, Randy Jepson, Ken Davis, Ruth Mick, Ann Skulas-Ray, John Wilcock, Mark Lee, Joel Niemann, Matt Soccio, Ed Thompson, Marty Klanchar, Tara Murray, and Marty Mazur pedified down to the track. The weather was a bit dripulant and endsummery, which might explain, but not excusify, the folklack. Certainly the threaty weather didn't keep away Dana Todd, and Greg Dillon was not playing wookie-hookie. They both legulized in the early shift.

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Reaping The Whirlwind

It was hot and humid today, but the high pressure system that's keeping the temperatures higher than they were most of August is going to give way soon to back-to-back-to-back hurricane remnants. So Jim Myers, Bob Jones, John Domico, Tom Cali, Jim Moore, Greg Dillon, Randy Jepson, Judd Michael, Lance Bland, Ken Davis, Mark Fedkin, John Sheakoski, Costas Maranas, Sam Thompson, Sherry Tirko, Tim Aydin, Dana Todd, Michael Goldfine, Jamie Volkert, Matt Soccio, John Wilcock, Andy Arndt, newcomer Brett Michaud, Jay Lynch, and Marty Mazur headed for the track for a whirlwind workout.

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Going Down, Down, Down

It was sunny and flat at the track today as John Domico, Tom Cali, Bob Jones, Andrew Webb, Judd Michael, Dave Eggler, Nick Downs, Mark Fedkin, Beth Herndon, Ruth Mick, Mark Lee, John Wilcock, Tim Aydin, Sam Thompson, Matt Soccio, Michael Goldfine, Rob Shaver, Jamie Volkert, Dana Todd, Scott Klettke, Dave DeGroote, and Marty Mazur tried to figure out what kind of workout Tara Murray would hand out. Bwana had given Tara the reins for the Thursday Workout and the Mountain Woman was scanning the horizon for some kind of hill.

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