Friday, April 6, 2007

Sam Howell Invitational 1500meter

It was cold. The chilly wind on the homestretch wasn't too forgiving either... However the meet directors were determined to try to get some good times in, giving the conditions. They had two princeton runners as rabbits to try to hit 60 second quarter pace for as long as they could. We came through the 400 in 61, 800 in 2:02, 1200 in 3:03-04. I felt like i was having the race of my life coming through 1200 feeling good... However, when i hit 200 to go... the bottom fell out... Had no finish kick, legs were dead, couldn't hold my form... finished in 3:54.3...

8 comments:

KLIM said...

I really don't know how you are able to run so well off of so little miles and so little base...that's (at least_ a 4:12 mile Joe, your PR!

I would be super happy esp if those conditions.

Good job!

MAX said...

Wiggy,

good run. be proud. there are tons of races and lots of fun to be had.

You are young and have lots of time to experiment.

If you are indeed very talented and want to achieve particular goals that are lofty, find a coach to make you stick to a regimine that will have you succeed. Steve Meinelt, who works at the G-town store and was the first American at Cherry Blossom, has a coach and I am sure the coach is the reason Steve is kicking it out there. go talk to him before he moves to Boston.

M

KLIM said...

Joe - we ran with last night's 5000m winner (14:11) Karl Dusen this morning in Poolesville - small world!

RESULTS - http://www.goprincetontigers.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPID=4268&SPSID=46878&DB_OEM_ID=10600&ATCLID=857483


1 Nightingale, David Princeton 3:47.86 2 Kerrigan, Michael Villanova 3:48.83 3 O'Toole, James Princeton 3:48.90 4 Corcoran, Richard Villanova 3:52.25 5 Norton, Harry Dartmouth 3:52.58 6 DiGennaro, Mike Delaware Running 3:54.14 7 Wiegner, Joe Georgetown RC 3:54.35 8 Walsh, Joe Cornell 3:55.35 9 Tinney, Frank Princeton 3:56.93 10 Brett, Allan Villanova 3:57.39 11 Treadway, Kevin Dartmouth 3:58.38 12 Hancock, Bruce Brooks Manhattan 3:58.93 13 Belko, Rudy Villanova 3:59.81 14 Brown, Jason Cornell 3:59.84 15 Caroleo, Mark Bucknell 4:01.00 16 Townsend, Oliver Dartmouth 4:01.21 17 Hall, Alex Dartmouth 4:03.80 18 Peterson, Jeff Mizuno Runner's 4:04.32 19 Malynowski, Chris Brooks Manhattan 4:11.90

Wiggy said...

HAHA HE IS MY BEST FRIEND AND IN MY WEDDING IN JUNE... I WAS HANGING OUT WITH HIM AT THE MEET... THIS IS A SMALL WORLD.. .HIS GF LIVES IN MONTGOMERY VILLAGE!

MAX, THANKS FOR THE INFO... DO YOU HAVE STEVE'S EMAIL.. .LIKE TO TALK TO HIM... my high school coach from PA that is very well known in pa and around the mid atlantic region as being a quality coach wants to coach me but its tough living in MD and him in pa...
wiggy

KLIM said...

I believe this is it -
smeinelt@gmail.com

Karl's g/f and sister ran with Melissa...they all came with Matias. The guy ran 14:01 indoors!

It was a good run - 15 miles, got down under 6:10 for a few miles.

Wiggy said...

Thats awesome.. Im a in shock that you ran with Karl today... yeah he ran a sick indoor 5,000 this year at boston (14:01)...
I wanted to see if anybody was interested in running a low-key mile as a workout on thurs nite... a few of my students run for a track club called the Firebirds... apparently they are a pretti legit youth club... anyway, they are sponsoring a mile race at Gaithersburg H.S on thurs nite... not much competition but money helps their club... I was thinking of doing the mile and running a short but sweet tempo directly after a hard effort... let me know if interested. information at www.mcrrc.org

christiam said...

Ha! Small world indeed... I'm planning on running the Firebird's mile as well this thursday :)

Matias said...

I've been looking for an excuse to dust off my spikes.

Mile under the lights? Looks like te fast heat will probably go off around 8 pm. Thanks for the info.