I ran a few warm ups, but did them all too early. I need to work on that with track, I've always struggled with it. Got to the line and took the outside. I really like the outside because I hate getting boxed in, and my top speed(especially at the start) is not the best. The race started and I planned on going out slower and sticking with someone. The pace wasn't bad at all. 64, 66ish, 66ish(I think) 34(maybe faster?), and then 29. The race felt quick as could be at first, but then it felt a little comfortable(the 66 high laps). It just felt like a time-trial, so I kept the pace good, or atleast what I thought was fast, and I looked back and saw I had some time on Garek, so I didn't think he would catch me. I was completely wrong. With 150m to go he came close, with 100m to go he was right on my tail, and 60 to go he was side-by-side. I then had all the thoughts of state and stuff go into my head and I sprinted as fast as I could right then. I barely got him. He ran incredible.
After, the sickness I've had for a while came in, and I went by my stuff and coughed like a smoker who just ran a marathon for 20 minutes. I felt awful. It didn't help that the track is a small indoor one that always makes my throat sore. Originally I had only planned to run the 3200m, but after I talked to a doctor/teamates dad and he said it would just make my cough worse, so right before I lined up I said bag it and dropped. I'm a little disappointed in myself, with this, but oh well.