We had several strong performances on the track this weekend, led by our Princeton duo of Mike and Cecilia. At the George Mason Spring Invitational, Cecilia placed second in the 400 in a PR of 53.88. While the time itself is extremely impressive, it's even more noteworthy because Cecilia ran a big PR in her principle event while training for the 800. Mike won the 5000 at Mason in a very controlled 14:23.1, the third fastest time in GRC history. A slow second mile doomed Mike to a time that was pedestrian by his lofty standards, but his dominant move with 1k to go left no doubt that he is fit to run much, much faster.
At the Johns Hopkins Invitational, Heather ran a seasonal best 1500 of 4:41.43, putting her third on the GRC all time list, and then doubled back in the 800 in 2:26. Tina was slowed by the affects of a cold, but ran a solid 4:43.99 in her first 1500 in seven years. On the men's side, Chuck ran 1:56.83 for 800, and Tex Paul ran an evenly paced 4:06.6 1500, followed by the 800 in 2:00.51. Tex would have broken 2 minutes (had he not misjudged the finish line) which is an impressive feat for a marathoner who has done minimal speedwork.
We're at BCC this week, but because it's spring break the building will be locked, so the bathrooms will not be available.
As of now, the track at BCC is clear for next Wednesday, but that could change, so be sure to pay close to the workout email for practice times and locations.
I will have practice on Sunday morning for anyone who wants to get in some quality before Penn, Pikes Peak, or whatever you've got coming up next.
See you out there tomorrow.