>> Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I just saw the photos from the Charities Challenge track meet a month ago. (NOT the "Meet of the Miles" that I posted the results to in Sunday's post.)
I ran the mile at this race, and I found the photos from Gary at Charities Challenge. Here are a few, and they tell the story of the race really well:
Starting in the middle / back.
Finishing the first of 8 laps in 5th place.
Just behind the coach for Sibley HS.
Another lap or 2 into the race, still in 5th.
Next lap, and both Coach and I just got past runner #243. Now in 4th.
Hitting my watch at the 800 or 1200 meter point.
Coach and I making the pass on #225 with just over 1 lap left! Moving into 3rd.
Look at my face: I'm hurting...
...still really hurting...
What a bunch of heal-strikers! ;)
1 lap left, still just behind Coach.
Deep in the hurt locker, gunning for Coach.
I look like death, and Coach in front of me and
the guy behind me look great! I don't get it!
Still look like death, and the other guys look great.
The "photo finish" showing us 3.
Cheering in the background.
Cheering during the 800.
I LOVE Gary's photo of these 3 guys just after the 800!
The middle guy just finished in 2:06.
This isn't meant to be disrespectful, but the race-walk mile always
amuses me. But have you tried walking FAST? It's hard!
Some high-schoolers and middle-schoolers in the race-walk.
This kid ran a 5:00 mile, but fell out of his shoes during a 10:00+ race-walk mile.
And as I look through any photos from me at a track meet, I realize I'm a poor track runner. I'm always farther to the outside than I should be. It makes a difference when you're making 16 turns during a 1 mile race. (It's even worse when making 50 turns during the indoor 5000 that I did just after New Years!) Gotta work on that...