I posted about this topic a few weeks ago because some "boot campers" had sat down in lanes 1-8 and blocked the track. We had a lively discussion here with many defensive responses.
Anyhow, I just wanted to post another story. I returned to the track last Saturday to do 4 x (200, 200, 800). No boot campers in sight (yeah!). Well, a bunch of benches were blocking lane 1 on the track. They use these during hs football games. With lots of walkers in lanes 2-8, I decided to move the benches out of the way and onto the infield.
As I'm moving the benches, a parks dept. employee drives his pickup truck ON THE TRACK to ask me to return the benches when I'm done because they don't have the manpower for that type of work. I said "no problem". He seemed irritated and drove away.
As I start the Daniels R-pace workout, the truck drives back onto the track and parks in lanes 2-4. He opens the driver side door, blocking lane 1, and jumps out of the truck and walks off. As I came 'round the track, I wasn't about to veer off to lane 5 so I simply slammed his door shut as I came by. You should have seen the look on his face. But Jesus H. Christ can I please get one single workout done without dealing with this type of crap?!?!?!?!