Weird Night at the Track

Wednesdays are going to be tempo runs of about an hour for the foreseeable future. Most of these intervals are 1.5 to 2 mile range and the workout comes in around 6-8 miles total so that can get kind of boring on the track.

I had the great idea this week to do the run right after work so that I get to run in the daylight, and I packed up everything the night before but when I go out to the back from car after work it looks kind of empty. Turns out I forgot to pack my shoes and it’s hard to a run in these:

 

So I had to go home and do my run in the dark again.

 

It was cold, windy, and dark already so I wasn’t expecting to see anyone else at the track but to my surprise I was not alone.  

Here is what I saw:

  • A high school kid who was probably a wrestler trying to make weight because he was running stadium steps with about ten layers of clothes on to sweat off those last few pounds
  • A couple walking around the track with a dog. Both of them were talking on the cell phone most of the time. The dog seemed very confused by the headlamp each time I went by, I don’t think he ever figured out it was a person.
  • When I was almost done an older guy came out wondered around the football field on the inside of the track. He had a flashlight duck taped to the end of a tree limb/stick that he was carrying over his shoulder.

Also I got tickets and am going to the Maryland Flordia State game Saturday night.

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One response to “Weird Night at the Track

  1. Next time you pass people with your headlamp on, you should totally make nosies like a train.

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