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Subject: RE: My goal of sub 4:00 1500-I love this annoying thread.
doubled in 4:48.67 mile and 9:32.42 3k (FAT), about two hours between. the mile was bad, as I need some, any, race pace work. went out in 68, 2:22. I felt lousy but I worked hard and just didn't have the race-specific training.
my hamstrings were fine in the races. they weren't helped by my day off yesterday, but I found some very good stretches on google today, which seem to have solved the problem.
The 3k was better. I settled just behind a couple guys hitting 30s for 160m laps. I was 5:04 at the 1600m. They alternated the lead and then a fourth guy came up and took the lead with about 4-5 laps to go. I was gapped a bit at this point but was running very easy the whole way. I probably should have had some courage and got out in front and pushed the pace with 5-7 laps to go. With a lap to go, I finally picked it up, got one guy on the backstretch, passed the second guy on the last turn and then dialed it up very nicely to haul down the first place guy on the homestretch and win by a second. While the mile was 8 seconds off my pr, I ran 9:33i for 3k in college in 1989, and ran 9:32.45, 9:32.5, and 9:32.9 last year. Considering that my first real speedwork was on Tuesday and shouldn't have kicked in yet, that I've done maybe two real tempos in the past two months, and that most of my running for six weeks has been super slow snow running, this seems somewhat promising. 3k pace feels very comfortable and I think that I can finally get a sizable pr if I get another race indoors. I felt quite fresh in running 4M c/d immediately after at probably sub 7 pace. 14.5M for the day.
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