Stoke Mandeville England track meet
I wasn’t too happy with my performances here, despite being one of a few to record another A standard time for the world championships. After some disappointing equipment problems in the 1500m, I had to drop out even though I was feeling good after pulling the first lap. Luckily I was able to take another crack at the 1500m at the end of the day, after a few more races, thanks to Marcel and a few others for joining. I raced strongly, but I wasn’t quite feeling myself, not quite where I wanted to be at the finish. David and Marcel were both pushing very well this meet, but even though I was strong, I didn’t quite feel like I was where I should be, and where I have been in recent weeks. For some self punishment I entered the “last man out” race, where the last man to cross the line after each lap gets eliminated. I treated it like a 3000m sprint instead of a fartlek to get some frustration out.
I was experiencing some extreme cramping in my forearms which was definitely effecting my lactic threshold and top end speed. Good to get this first meet out of my system, have a few easy days to rest up for a fresh start (and fresh haircut), for 3 days of racing in Switzerland.
Thanks to Pete Bushell and David Burdus for the pics!