Yesterday I had pretty shitty and frustrating race. I ran the 1600 (mile) and didn't do so hot. My first problem was that I went out WAY too fast. After I heard my first 400 meter split (1 lap) I knew that I was going to have a shitty race. I clocked in at 72 seconds for my first lap. I should have been a good 10 seconds slower than that so I could have a good kick my last 400. I wasn't that far behind Daniel and Hart for the first lap (they get 4:30's, 4:40's respectively on the mile) which was a huge red light for me.
I ended up finishing with a 5:37. I was hoping for a lot better for my first race this year. Oh well, I know what to change next time. I was feeling like I was about to pass out the 3rd and 4th lap. My coach even mentioned that I looked a little anemic there. Oddly enough, I had the same problem my first race last year. History apparently does repeat itself - even in high school track.
Luckily my tendinitis wasn't too bad during the race, but my knees hurt like a motherfucker directly after and for the rest of the evening. To the point where I actually pussy-footed out of the 4 by 400 relay. Oh well, it wasn't worth making any worse.
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