|Panorama shot of the field around 8:30 pm|
Summary of results:
1) 800 m (Grand Prix race) in 3:13.76, 12th out of 15 in my heat, 12th out of 14 in my age group. Two weeks ago I ran this distance in 3:25; a year ago I ran in 3:10.
2) About 45 minutes before my heat ran the 800 m, I ran the 200 m to finish my warmup. I was last in my heat (!) but my time of 39.84 sec was better than two weeks ago, when I needed 41.26 sec.
It's clear that I'm not a sprinter! However I think that part of my problem is that I don't know how to start quickly. I'm behind the rest of my heat just 10 steps into the race.
3) I finished off the evening running the mile, in 7:33. I ran the first lap in about 1:45 (409 meters) and the remaining 400 meter laps felt like they were consistently faster than 2:00, so I didn't slow down too badly. I think that I was a bit tired, so I'm not too worried that my time was considerably slower than in the Morningside Mile last month.
A few photos:
|runningnerds group photo|
|Temilola "Tes" Sobomehin, founder of the runningnerds (left in this photo),|
passing another woman in her heat to win 2nd in her age group!
|runningnerd Carol Gsell finishing strongly!|
|Tucker Running Club speedster Robin Mitchell finished 3rd in her age group!|
|The blur is runningnerd Burt Lieb finishing the 800 m in 2:57.|
By the time of the men's heats, it was getting dark - but also pleasantly cooler!
|Atlanta Track Club elite runner Brandon Lasater finishing the mile in 3:59:81! |
I think that's the first time that I've ever watched someone run a sub-4-minute mile!
UPDATE, May 27: Betty Lindberg set a world record in her age group for the 800 meters on Tuesday evening! Read all about it here!