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2009-06-23 - Langley Lap

~4 miles @ ~10 min/mi

I squint my eyes and hold my breath like a sounding whale as I dive through the dust cloud thrown up by a leaf-blower. The yard worker blasting grass clippings off the sidewalk pauses until I get past. A warm mid-afternoon lures me down Georgetown Pike to investigate the track at Langley High School. Gates in the stadium fence are chained shut, except for one which stands ajar. A young fellow is doing pushups on the side of the field. I have time for only one lap, a 1:53 brisker-than-sustainable pace, then trot back to the office.

^z - 2009-07-02