Boarding a second plane. Was supposed to arrive 4:35, will be lucky to get there by 6:35, track closes at 7, won't make it...but may have a shot at getting my packet before 8 when it closes.
After a wrong turn, I made it to the track 5 min before the desk closed, picked up my packet and even got a hasty light workout in on the track, but not in spikes.
The track is a nice surface, but the turns are tight and lanes are very narrow, seem like less than a meter.
Definitely feel the friction when sprinting the turns. I think times should expect to be 1.1 sec slower than a banked track. I have never run under 57 on a flat 200m track. I think a 57 could win this, depending on who's in shape.
Glad I got this workout in, felt ok, just a hasty warmup and a slight sweat.
Hoka trainers on
200m warmup, stretches
2 x 60m from blocks
100m, 150m from the 400m startAfter finding my hotel, I found the most excellent food right across the street, a Peruvian chicken and fish place. Wow. Had just a grilled chicken breast and a salad, was tempted to eat more but I'm too heavy as it is. Amazingly, after dinner Wed. night, I was pushing 148. I'll probably race about 145. Amazingly, I was 141.5 after some workouts last week. Strange.
I'm fairly sure if I go out tomorrow in 26 flat, I'll rig in the end. Might be better to aim for 26 high + 29.5 - 30. This is no Albuquerque. Kind of unfortunate since the Europeans are now logging times from their championships on banked tracks.
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