My first weekend racing as a Master’s runner went well

It went quite well at the 2010 Alberta Provincial Indoor Track and Field Championships in Edmonton on March 13-14.

I was 1st place overall in both the 1500 and the 3000 meter races among the Masters athletes. However, with the age grading added, I would have been 3rd in the 1500 and 2nd in the 3000. Since I just turned 40 a few months ago, I’m the young pup in this category. The age category was actually 35-49, so I was darn lucky there wasn’t some fast 35 year-olds around!

It was a fun weekend. Our Augustana runners did well, and we ran a lot of distances. Devin was right behind me on the 1500, and right ahead of me on the 3000.

The brutality of it all for myself, was that I ran on Saturday first the 1500 in 4:30, then a bit later in the afternoon, I ran the 4×800 relay. I think I had about 2:15 on my 800. Legs were pretty weak after that.

There was of course more to come. The next day, I ran the 3000 in 9:37 (3:16, 3:33 and 3:06 – surprised I could manage that kind of speed at the end), and finished off the day with a 4×400 relay! I was completely dead on the 400 – I could not manage under 64 seconds – slowest on our team.

However, it was a lot of fun in the end and I think it was a very fun way to spend a weekend.

You can view the Masters results here – 2010IPResultsMasters.

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2 thoughts on “My first weekend racing as a Master’s runner went well

  1. Yes, I am better, but the last weekend of intense racing made the tendon sore again… I had been improving a lot with this injury, but I also switched shoes recently and the problem started coming back, about 3 weeks ago.

    However, I think I have figured out how to live with it though. If I stretch enough every day and avoid certain movements, it appears I can still train with this “issue”. It’s really just one of this nagging things that don’t completely stop me from training.

    How’s your aches yourself?

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