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Training Log Archive: maprunner

In the 1 days ending Jun 17, 2019:

activity # timemileskm+mload
  run/walk1 30:00 2.18(13:47) 3.5(8:34) 890.0
  sprint drills1 20:00 1.62(12:20) 2.61(7:40) 220.0
  run1 16 0.06(4:17) 0.1(2:40)1.3
  Total2 50:16 3.86(13:01) 6.21(8:06) 10111.3

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Monday Jun 17, 2019 #

11 AM

sprint drills (warm up) 20:00 [1] 2.61 km (7:40 / km) +2m 7:38 / km
ahr:119 max:151

Warm up at the venue. At one point it looked like they were calling groups up ahead of schedule and I panicked a bit about getting in a good warm up. But in the end, they learned from yesterday's debacle and only called up each age group at the appointed time.

I did mange to find Keg Good today (thanks to Janet and Peggy). She did not know I was here and was not cheering for me yesterday, so it's still a mystery. We had a nice chat about sprinting and training. She said that she will miss an O race if it is close to an important sprint; I said I was the opposite and would miss a sprint if it was close to an important O race! She had another good run today in the 100.

I also watched a few of the older aged women run their 50 m finals. Totally awesome and inspiring. The 80 winner ran it faster than I did! And she still uses starting blocks!

This is a great event in terms of atmosphere and comradeship. We are all crazy enough to be running track in our older years. Instant connections, easy conversations and lots of laughs. And it's great to be considered a "youngster" in this group!

run race 16 [5] 0.1 km (2:40 / km)

2019 National Senior Games, Albuquerque 100 meters
16.60 17/26 in F55

I was in the first heat again, but the call up was much more organized than yesterday. In fact, they kept us waiting a few minutes so we would start at the scheduled time.

I was the only one not using starting blocks in my heat. I tried them when I first started sprinting, but I never felt comfortable with them.

I had a good start, then the usual mindless running, then I felt my legs getting rubbery near the end. I remember thinking oh oh, you're getting tired, so keep on pushing.

I was happy with my time of 16.60, but shoot, I was only 0.05 seconds off of my PR! Perhaps if I hadn't thought about getting tired, I would have made it. Oh well, I have two more chances this summer to get under 16.56.

The other women in my age class are phenomenal. The top result was under 14 seconds! Mary Taylor from KC just made the final, so I think I will go tomorrow to cheer her on.

Full results are here:
1 PM

run/walk 30:00 [3] 3.5 km (8:34 / km) +8m 8:28 / km
ahr:132 max:144

I have been outside the last two days, but a track stadium is not the same as nature. So I went to the Rio Grande State Park and went on an easy walk/run. My goal was to actually see the Rio Grands. I had no problem, since it is currently flooding and the water came up quite close to the trail sometimes.

Of course it was hot, but dry and overcast so it wasn't too bad. It was a nice area to run around and I'm glad I went. But I will never be a desert person, just can't fall in love with this terrain.

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