AM - 10 Clyde's. Just in case I didn't get enough of this run in the other night! Legs are still pretty sore/tight, but it is slowly working its way out. I don't know how zesty I'll be for my first track race in 15 years this afternoon - yikes! (Free 634.45)
Panther Relays 1600m - 4:48
Logan had the idea of putting together and open 1600 at a couple of the meets, so I figured we would try it. We didn't get much out of the community, but it gave Logan and I a chance to run. Clyde came and warmed up a bit but headed home sick. So I ran 3 before the meet and during the meet when I could. Then hit the race and cooled with a mile. I wasn't so sure about this event. I hadn't raced on a track in 15+ years and I was still feeling the effects of the 33 miler and add to that I really wasn't warmed up, so I thought a sub 5 would be superb. Logan and I started off chasing a few high school kids that thought they would want to try this thing and we reeled them in pretty easy. I hit splits of 1:14 and 1:14 and was feeling a bit tight and blah, but where I needed to be. Logan gapped me by a few steps at the end of the 2nd and throughout the 3rd, so I tried to tell myself to relax and just stay in it. Hit the 3rd in 1:13 and then moved up on Logan on the back stretch of the 4th. Here I started to loosen up a bit and smell the line, so I lifted my knees and pushed a little. I hit a 1:07 and finished with the 4:48. Pretty happy; I think I could go sub 4:40 feeling fresh and with some confidence - maybe even hit the state qualifier if I worked a little! (Rocket 334.25) Raced in my XC spikes; it was different to have spikes on.