With the last pale-yellow traces of sunrise hanging over the track at St. Christopher’s School, Keira D’Amato prepares to run.

It’s 6:37 a.m. on a Thursday in June. The surrounding streets have yet to wake, save for a local running group logging laps around the track and a few people walking their dogs. A caramel-colored cat, dubbed “Track Cat” by local runners, slinks by as D’Amato presses her feet one after the other into a black chain-link fence, waking her calves. Read More