Seldom Scene

What a rare Fall day it was as John Domico, Tom Cali, Jim Moore, Ken Davis, Marty Klanchar, George Lesieutre, Lance Bland, Greg Dillon, Matt Soccio, Sherry Tirko, John Sheakoski, Brett Michaud, seldomers Jay Lynch and Vicki Summers, Cheryl Capone, Dana Todd, Ruth Mick, John Wilcock, Jamie Volkert, Mark Lee, Joe Bollinger, and Marty Mazur headed for the track.

Bwana coined a new word today: "seldomers". They're people who show up to track once in a Blue Moon, but who are always welcome for their special gifts. Vicki Summers is always a treat, so full of unnecessarily self-deprecating humor. And Jay Lynch can always be counted on to give it his best. Even if it's been a few months since his last appearance (it hasn't been this time), he wheezes through the prescribed workout. Bwana gave an easy workout: 2X1 Mile Indians. Easy, that is, if you get in the right group. Vicki had to drop out for a lap and a half on the first one, but came back with a vengeance on the second, setting a pretty good pace. Speaking of seldom seen, Ruth Mick made the scene with the slow group today, and even slowed *us* down!

Another seldom seen sight: Jamie's brother buzzed the crew in his sparkling Presidential Helicopter today. Jamie swears his brother wasn't transporting anyone important, but then again, why would Jamie's brother tell *him* if he was? My guess is he was using his infra-red seeker to scope out Dave Eggler, Marv Hall, Bob Cornwall, Lee Culver, John Pringle, Greg Luna, and some other seldom seens. I doubt if IR would have helped. I think some of these people have assumed room temperature.

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!

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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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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