I recently turned 40 yrs old. I stopped competing in my early 30s but have kept in shape since then. 40/50 mpw. Some mileage easy, some hard. No speed or workouts in a really long time and no races for almost 10 years. A few weeks ago I stopped by a track and ran 4:55 for a mile. It wasn't easy, but I certainly didn't expect to run that fast. I was sore afterwards!
That has me thinking of getting back into racing for a few years as a master. Nothing longer than 8k probably. I'm kinda wishing I started training 3/4 months ago and entered USATF XC or something.
Anyway, a goal like the 2019 NB indoor grand prix masters mile would be very motivating. What do I need to run to gain entry? Is it just local guys? I assume if I run fast enough I could just get in touch with the meet organizers. I'm thinking that after 6/8 months of real training I could be back under 4:30 for the mile. Although who knows.
Any other "big" races out there on the track for masters runners?