I’m racing the 800m tonight and the 1500m on Saturday. I am a bit nervous because I haven’t run an 800m in a long time, since my last year of track eligibility at the University of Minnesota in 2009, when I was part of the 4x800m relay team at Drake Relays. Even at that meet, I hadn’t run an 800m in a while, although I came into college as an 800m runner. I remember going out in a 60 second 400m, and closing in a 70 second 400m. Yikes! I hope I can run more even splits tonight.
Again, I am very lucky to have a free place to stay for the week. The Indiana Invaders have a couple of houses, and my training partner, Elizabeth Yetzer, and I are sharing a bed in the living room of a small house. Kaylie Glen, a sophomore at Oklahoma State, is sleeping in another bed in the living room. Our host, 800m runner Jarret Newby, just moved in a few days ago, so not everything in the house has found a home yet, and the house is missing a couple helpful pieces of furniture, such as a table. But we are figuring it out and having an adventure.
Our Home for the Week
I am happy to be traveling with Elizabeth, who was my roommate this past year at our house-sitting gig. She is running the 1500m in hopes of qualifying for the Trials. Kaylie is running the 1500m in order to qualify for the U-23 NACAC Track Meet as a Canadian.