I was very excited for this meet simply because I was doing a mile and trying to get some speed work in off the 800. For this meet we didn’t leave at the crack of dawn, but we got back at the crack of dawn…5:15 am to be exact! The entire way to Baldwin Wallace I listened to my favorite artist Social Club Misfits. Their new album Into The Night was released and every song is a banger! I listened to the album 11 times total that day. It is easily their best work yet. We got to the meet and I did a short shake out after the long bus ride.
Before the mile I had the athletic trainer stretch out my hips, because I knew I was going to be moving fast. It was finally time for the warm up and we warmed up a little early for the mile. We didn’t let it get to us, so we just kept moving around and doing some more stretches. My stomach started to hurt and I think it was from the Wendy’s we had for lunch. *Viewer discretion is advised on the next few sentences.* Since I was about to race, I tried my best to puke up the food before the race but never happened. I have never done that before a race, so I was kinda scared about it.
My heat finally came up and it was all behind me. I went out and did some strides and was excited for the race. I went out with my bud Sean and tried to hold on him. We were racing three days after a 6xmile workout and a 90 min mid week long run on Wednesday. I was still feeling both the days in my legs but went out and raced. I don’t have a lot of speed but I ran a 4:53 mile. It wasn’t what I wanted but I managed to walk away with a PR and I finally ran a sub 5 mile.
After the race I did an extended cool down/warm up for the 800. I got back and did more dynamic stretches and was listening to music to stay pumped up. I was listening to WWE theme songs to get me going. Finally it was go time for the 800. I went out and led the first two laps on the 200m track. I went through the first 400 in a 59 which is my PR for a 400 from my senior year of high school. My next 400 was a 75 and my final time was a 2:15. I am not much of a sprinter but I can run forever. I am the weird one that loves long runs!
This was a very great meet and came away with two PRs. It was also great for everyone to come around and cheer for the entire track team in all their events. The only thing that wasn’t fun was getting back at campus at 5:15 am, but it is all for the love of track. I am excited for my next track meet because it will be an outdoor meet and I will most likely be doing the 10K.
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