As the sun rises at 7am two dozen kids are walking and jogging cooldown laps on the Lyndon Baines Johnson HS track. My ladder of 1-2-3-4-3-2-1 repeats begins a bit faster than intended as the Old Man tries to impress America's Youth while showing off his eye-searing lime-green HAT Run 2008 shirt and old Nike Free shoes. The air is humid but cooler than usual for Austin Texas at this time of year, with temps in the low 70's. After the masses depart for class one young couple remains cuddling and smooching on the bleachers at the nearby baseball diamond. My splits: 1:46 + 3:44 + 5:54 + 7:51 + 5:51 + 3:52 + 1:46.