Got to the meet and lounged around until the mile. Cheered for the boys.
Lounged around again until the 800. Cheered for the boy.
Got ready...I dunno how far out. Did about a mile with some pickups and dynamics.
Did strides, and got on the line. I'm 4 out and 1 back. Get set, and the gun goes off.
I just kinda go. I don't think about it my legs just take me, I work the inside and take my place in the pack at about 150m. I come across at 73 for the first lap and just put it behind me and keep trucking. I make passes and run a 74 I think. I just keep passing and pacing. I cross the mile at 4:53ish. About now the pack was established and I didn't pass any more. The second to last lap was 76 and then I get in gear and finish with a 71. I took 7th and got the team some points.
It was such a sweet race, my first time under 10 and in only my first outdoor 3200 this year. I felt pretty wrecked but with some intervals I will be able to run much better times. I was really proud of my splits, my miles were 4:53 and 4:58 and my 400's were all pretty consistent.
Did a 5 miler in the evening when I got home because I didn't have enough time for a cooldown.