Taylorsville Invitational today. I warmed up for the 3200 for 1.5 miles.
I was seeded first, but some girls took the race out fast. Came through at 75, then 2:41. At that point I thought we were going too fast and I backed off a bit, ended up being a lot more than I thought. Then I was running really slow and gave up and got a terrible time, worst I have had all year. The timers were nice to me and screwed up the timing so it says I ran an 11:59 but I actually ran 12:41. We tried to fix it but I'm not sure if they ever did. I was very disappointed with my race. I was actually really tired after it and instead of getting mad and preparing for the 1600 I wanted to take a nap. Haha great mentality right? Well I did take a quick nap but it didn't last very long. Warmed up a mile for the 1600.
My first lap was a 77, then 2:41, then 4:08, finished 5:36. Perfect pace for a two mile, I honestly feel like if I had to I could have made that into a 2 mile and would have done so much better because I was more focused. But didn't push like I should have. I should have gone with Angie when she moved but I didn't.
Warmed up for the 800 with Angie because surprise! Bill put me in that too. But I was actually excited to race it and for once felt ready for it. We joked it was going to be a cat fight between me and Angie, at the end it sort of was :) Bill told me to stick with the back of the pack for the first lap, then pass people last lap. New strategy but hey I guess it worked. First lap was a 72 but it didn't really feel that fast. Second lap I started to feel the burn but it wasn't as intense as I was expecting. I tried to pick it up 300 left, 200 left, and when I was coming around the curve Bill was yelling at me to swing, I was about to but the girl in front of me did and Angie a little farther up went out in lane 2 leaving me lane 1. Worked out perfectly I guess. When I got on Angie's shoulder she sped up and I fought her but she went around a girl and I was stuck behind her, finishing a second behind Angie. It was honestly a fun race for me I enjoy the 800 probably because it goes by so fast but I like how it's between sprinting pace and mile pace. I'm happy with it considering I ran the mile and two mile before it and the legs were tired.
I did cool down with Angie, counting it as a mile.