Day 2. I got more warmup this time, about 2 miles plus strides.
My plan was to relax first lap and not go too fast, even though I knew I was going to be towards the back. I came through at about an 80, then just told myself to stick with the pack. What I didn't anticipate was the group splitting into two groups, once I realize the pack I needed to be with was ahead I tried to catch up. Then I was by myself between the two groups, I should have just done a quick surge and caught up. But I didn't and I crashed and died. I got 11:56, really slow.
Cooled down 1.5. Warmed up 1.5.
I was tired even before I started warming up. I was in third alley with a bountiful girl, they should have just combined third and second alley into one because they only had two each. Oh well. I started too slow and when I cut in I was way behind everyone. Came through at I think a 70, I started to kick with like 200 left, but really kick with 100. In the last 100 meters I caught the bountiful girl, then closed on another girl but she fought and barely beat me. 2:27 which I guess is okay for how tired I was. At least I wasn't last.
Well seeing as my Junior year pretty much sucked, it has motivated me to train really hard this next year to finally do well. I didn't improve much this year, so I think what I'll do differently is be more consistent with mileage and core. I need to have a good tear next year, so a hard summer of training here I come. A goal I have is to have 4 consecutive weeks of hitting 80. :)