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Monday, July 23, 2012

Fastest 800 Meter Time of the Year

Day #609 & 610 * Hike #718 & 719 * Duplicate Tracks
Monday & Tuesday July 16 & 17, 2012
Arroyo Verde Park, CA

My Tripometer: 1 Hour * 2.5 Mile * +350 Feet

With Sammi, I took it easy after work with a fast hike through the backyard.  I barely ran, didn't see anything new, just something to do...

Day 611  Hike 720
800 Meter Run at Buena High School

Here we go, strappen on the track cleats to see if I can better my time from a couple weeks ago.  With Jessi, on your mark, get set ... GO!!!

1.37.37 in the first 400 meters.  The pace was 14 seconds faster and Jess was hanging with me every step of the way.  The next 200 meters slowed to a 51 second pace but with 150 meters to go, I turned it on.  I finished the lap in 1.33.23 and the 800 meters clocked in 3.10.60!

Okay, well this is still a far cry from the 2.15 that I hit in 2001 but I'll take it.  A 12 second improvement.  Meanwhile, Jess finished her run in 3.23.20 with a 1.45.80 final quarter.  To my knowledge, the 800 meter time that she set for herself was a personal lifetime best.  Good Job Jess for hanging till the end.

After the half mile run we walked a lap and then Jess wanted to jog another.  She did, I started and then slowed to a waltz.  My legs were too heavy.  --Got the mile distance in, ready to do it again...

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