400m - 57.88
200m - 26.22
Slow heat with 2 Sewanee guys. I really wasn't very patient, I was fairly sure I could win this heat. Went out fast but failed to stay relaxed in the end. Was totally hellbent on leading this race from the break to the end. But I did expend too much and was ok until the last 60m or so when I started rigging and got passed right at then end. The kid that beat me was an 18 - 19 yr old freshman, I could be his grandfather. The kid that finished last was a 100m guy who apparently hadn't trained for the event. Gotta respect the sport. He surely suffered and was left far behind.
Was too fatigued to run a good 200m, although it was about the same as last time. I had lane one.... the worst. I got to race Don Drummond, he smoked me by a second and a half. I did beat one Sewanee kid in my heat and 2 overall. Poor kid.
The best thing is that I feel completely healthy and I expect to be able to train tomorrow. I want to start busting butt for Nationals and keep a Sun, Tues, Thurs workout schedule before I leave and on vacation, hopefully a Sat., Mon, Wed. schedule in FL.
It's tough to sprint on that 160m track... a 400m is 5 turns. I set up a video cam before I raced on turn 1 (3, 5).
Here it is in sequence. Turns 1, 3, 5