The MTSU track has been resurfaced and by Friday, the lines should be complete. It is just 2 guys that put the lines on. I was surprised that all the lines are done manually with the help of a computer that calculates the radius from 2 points in the center of the stadium. In lane one, the actual 400m distance is 30cm (about a foot) from the inside edge of the white line, 20cm in the other lanes. So, it's theoretically possible to run less than 400m in a 400m race if one were to hug the line intently, especially in lane one.
I thought I would send a jesting email to Coach Hayes telling him that I can't wait to start tearing up his new track on Friday morning... but then again... better not.
If I train Friday, I will be the first person to train on this track, although I will have to jump the fence. It's a bit softer than Oakland HS. Can't wait to get the spikes on this new surface.