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Monday, April 9, 2012

Umass Lowell 2 Mile Race Report

April 7th: 7am wakeup. Pooped. 2 mile (15:26) shakeout at 8am. Foam rolled. Threw in some laundry before breakfast. Made some oatmeal with maple syrup and brown sugar around 8:30am. Showered and changed up for the track meet. Kimber drove me to Umass Lowell around 10:30ish.

Made it there around 11:45am. Saw Pete Thomas parking the van. Made the mistake of distracting him while driving by yelling his name to catch his attention. He didn't crash or anything, but he took his eyes off the road in front of him. Found Wilson (old Keene assistant coach/alumni) and Pete Najem. Walked over to the team in the bleachers and was happily greeted by Jared Samuel who I hadn't seen since October of last year. Hung out and conversed with people I hadn't seen in a while. Warmed up for the 2 mile during the steeplechase. 2 miles. Grabbed my racing stuff and onto the infield. Strides and stretching before lacing up the spikes (Goupil's 9.5 Matumbos, fit perfect). Race went off around 2pm, I believe. Dogfight in the first 30 meters and was spiked immediately off the line. Set myself up in the first mile with a 4:34, but got tired so I slowed down. Finished up in 9:25. Atleast I'm not training for a 2 mile race because it didn't feel that great. No worries. Solid time for not training for that distance. 4 mile cooldown total split up into 2 runs (29+). 10 miles on the day.

Back to Leominster by 5pm. Showered up and waited for Bob's (sister Sarah's boyfriend) family to come over for Easter Eve dinner. Delicious and ate too much food. Two solid platefuls. Coconut Chocolate Creme Pie for dessert. Dinner was a hoot and lots of laughs were shared. I will leave it as that. Fell asleep on the couch in a food coma until going to bed at 11pm.

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