200m - 24.92 (h)
400m - 55.99 (h)
I wasn't going to run the 200m, but I thought it would be good training, and it was first. Both races went OK, but I played it a bit conservatively. Didn't want to get hurt or rig up in the 400m. Definitely more left in the tank. Both races, I had outside lanes and never saw anyone through the whole race. Small meet, they ran age groups together. I decided to wear my Nike Team USA uniform. (It's the USA Olympic uniform from London '12. Thanks to USATF).
Not a great or aggressive start but it felt OK. From lane 4, I accelerated to full speed around the 120m mark, but relaxed toward the end and coasted across the finish. Was about 25m ahead of Jack, a new M60 guy who ran a PR 27 low. (Heh .... listen to the comment from the starter at the end of the video).
From lane 6, never saw anyone, and my start was much better (than the 200m). I played it a little conservatively and hit the 300m mark about .5 to 1 sec off my usual 40 flat split. But the last 100m felt good, no rigging, and not terribly painful, (unlike a few races I've run this season). It was decent execution but not pushing to the edge. I finished before the rest of the older field turned the corner to the home straight, about 100m ahead of 2nd. This time was about the same time I ran 2 weeks before the Jacksonville Nationals last year (56.23 FAT). So, I think I'm fairly ready.
The foot was definitely sore afterward but not too painful during the race. I was able to use my regular meet spikes without socks and with the Rock-tape and pad.
I was very happy to share the meet with Roya (W55) who won both the 100m and 50m races against some women who were in the younger age group.
She's a natural. Look at this form, and she doesn't even train... 16.50 in the 100m.
|Roya Wins Two Gold Medals|
I also was inspired to see 90 yr old sprinter Charlie Baker run multiple events. Amazing.
|With M90 sprinter, Charlie Baker|