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Sunday, June 8, 2008

NW Youth Classic Track Meet

The last track meet of the year for our family came and went on Saturday.
We had another great meet with good temperatures for running (which means cold for the spectators) and PRs for lots of the athletes.

The meet was at McCulloch stadium of Willamette University. The whole Tigard Youth Track team was there to continue the preparation for the State meet in 2 weeks and hopefully defend the team title. Our family is not going to the State meet as I am out of town to pace Ronda for Bighorn 100 and Trisha and the kids are going up to Canada for a vacation/visit.

Cole started the meet with long jump and he did well but no PR this time.
Then it was my turn to run the 1500 where I posted a 5:08 for my best time. I still have lots to learn as I went out way too fast: first lap 74 when I had planned to run 80s!. Showing the younger athletes what not to do ;-)
Then Cole and Leah ran the 100 with Cole breaking 20 seconds for the first time with a 19:41. Leah tied her best time of 20:40.
The running finished up with both Cole and Leah running the 400. Cole continued his streak lowering his PR to 1:34.

Leah was the last athlete of the last event of the day doing her long jump and flying just over 6 and half feet. Results are here for our season. The complete set of pictures for the meet can be found here.

I also got to see lots of "my" athletes competing in the 1500 and 800 meter races and relays and it was great to see many of them post either their best times this season or best time of their lives.

This week was a recovery week for me in my plan towards the PCT 50 miler. The body needed it and I feel rested and ready to build and then peak and push the following week which will include around 50 miles at Big Horn. From what I have been reading about the course it should be challenging and fun. Now we just have to get more of that snow to melt!

1 comment:

Steve said...

wow! that was a quick comment. I enjoy following you and your family and only can dream of the scenery you have there. Nice posts!