They were doing 6 and I planned on doing 4 or so.
I asked the ladies if I could join in and they said, 'ok, take lane 2.' To make a point, they blasted the next one, the leader running it in 25 flat. Me, in my Hoka trainers and them, in racing spikes, I managed to stay in the pack in 26.2. The next one we ran slower, about 27 and I was pretty toasted. Wasn't used to working out in the morning and dealing with the intense heat and humidity. So, I skipped one, and ran the last one with them. As we lined up, Abike from Nigeria said something like, "you're a man, lets see what you've got." To make a point, I ran it at near full effort, finished in front in 26 flat. I guess we're all competitive, that's why we do it. They ran 6, I only could muster 3 at that effort. If I had my spikes, I probably could have done one more. But, it was a good workout. I needed to run fast.
Hoka trainers on
400m warmup, stretches, drills
3 x 200m - 26.2, 27, 26These ladies will be racing the 800m at the Music City Distance Carnival, the area's biggest pro track meet at MTSU. I've made arrangements to get out of a school obligation to see the pro 800m race with MTSU Kenyan sensation E. Rutto and Olympian, Duane Solomon. Should be great.
MTSU Lady Raiders - representing Uganda, Ghana, and Nigeria...