Urg. I had a great opportunity to run fast at Payton Jordan meet at Stanford. Perfect weather. Fast people to run with. A long taper. My dad, uncle, cousin, coach, and teammates cheering me on. But, for some reason, I did not feel well from the gun. Although I was able to hit the pace I wanted for the first 4.5 laps, my legs were heavy. I fell off a lot the next two laps, and ended up tying my personal record of 10:02. I am currently 25th on the steeplechase list for Olympic Trials, and 24 athletes are accepted. I went into the race believing I could run in the low 9:50’s, so I was not happy with the result.
I am going to race on May 19th, at the Oxy High Performance Meet. Once again, it should be a great opportunity, and I hope I can race up to my expectations this time.