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In the 1 days ending Sep 11, 2016:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  run/walk2 40:0060.0
  orienteer1 20:0020.0
  run2 25 0.09(4:28) 0.15(2:47)2.1
  Total3 1:00:25 0.09 0.1582.1

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Sunday Sep 11, 2016 #

11 AM

run/walk warm up/down 20:00 [1]

run race 17 [5] 0.1 km (2:50 / km)

KS Senior Games, 100m, 16.72 seconds, hand timed

I had no expectations of a great race, I haven't been training for sprinting this summer. Even year events are qualifications for the nationals (held in odd years) so I just had to finish in the top 3. And there were only 3 in my age class.

But I like to do these events to help me practice how to warm up, and handle the pressure of the race.

Today's new challenge for me: everyone was chatting and laughing as we got to the line. It was quite distracting. I had a hard time concentrating and getting ready. I don't feel like I had a good start.

The woman to my right hadn't raced in 35 years. But she looked fit and I just knew she had been a fast sprinter in her youth. She took off like a shot at the start, and I never saw her again.

I felt good during the race. I was able to hold my form through the end, and I didn't get tired and fall apart. So that was good. I finished 2 or 3 in the heat, 2nd in my age class.

The fast woman beat me by a full second. I chatted with her afterwards. She is in the Army, stationed at Leavenworth, and has done orienteering there! Woo hoo!
12 PM

orienteer 20:00 [1]

Walking around the Washburn campus, using an Open Orienteering Map, checking it out as a potential location for next year's Sunflower State Games.

During this, my hamstring started to act up. It's been a bit sore since my last track session. I suspect it is due to tight hip abductor muscles. definitely not a hamstring tear or pull. It didn't hurt during the race, just later on. When I stopped for lunch, I rolled my legs and took some ibuprofen.

Ate at Panera, where I "paid it backwards" in honor of 9/11, as suggested by my frriend Jim:

2 PM

run/walk warm up/down 20:00 [2]

run race 8 [5] 0.05 km (2:40 / km)

KS Senior Games, 50m, 8.30, hand timed.


I took it easy on the warmup, to see how my hamstring felt. It felt a bit stiff by loosened up quickly and was never an issue.

Today's new challenge for me: we had a false start in our heat (not me). This was weird, mostly because I felt more on edge for the second start.

I was really focused on this race, because I knew I could do well. I tend to get fast starts, then fade in the 100. But 50m is a good distance for me.

Here I am at the start with my game face on:

2016 KS Senior Games
The woman to my right (285) is the Leavenworth woman who beat me in the 100m.

I concentrated hard on my start, but I still muffed it slightly. Then I stayed low and said to myself "dig, dig, dig". I didn't look up until about half way through the race, and then the line was so close :) I finished very close to Stephanie (285) and just ahead of third place. When the timers came up to tell us our times, they said first place was 8.12, third place was 8.52 and I was 10.30. Huh??? Luckily, a separate timer was responsible for noting the order of finish, and it was clear that I was second. So they consulted each other, and decided my time was 8.30. Fine with me :) I'm sure the decimals are off, but at least it was the correct number of seconds. And any way you look at, it was a PR.

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