Sr. olympics 1500 in Springfield, drove up day before. After long waits for jumpers and throwers to finish and extra heats in the race walk, it was pretty warm....why do these track meets have to squander the precious morning coolness...WELL minor gripes aside this was a really FUN race:
it was a separate heat for 65+, and surprisingly there were 4 of us together up front after 300. It was a little bit slower than my target race pace,but I thought it was so cool that we could actually race together rather than string out all over the place that I made a conscious decision just to run with these guys and see what happens, and tucked in at the back of the group. And so we ran...after 3 laps one of the four had fallen back, and the front guy surged a couple of times and w 200 to go there were just me and him. At the bend I swung around him and we were head to head on the straightway, I'd pull up nextto him, he'd surge a little and I came back. I was strong at the last surge to the line for the win. So much fun to race a 'real' race like in college or pros where people are together til the end. I don't even know our finishing time, likely something like 6:20 mile pace, but it doesnt matter for once!!!
running (pavilion at lemayr) 1:00:00 shoes: nike rival 3
Very grateful to get this workout in after yesterdays meltdown. Indoors air helped. 2 sets of 1200 T, 300R, 300R with 2 laps jog between segments, and 4 laps between sets. Generally hit or exceeded the goal times, which were 40 second laps for the 1200 (7:07 pace) and 1:07 for the 300's (6:00 min pace). Using 150 per lap, 146 + tangents.