World Masters Athletics Games – Day 8 – 1500m heats

Sore throat this morning! Okay at the moment and hoping it doesn’t develop over next few days. 4 hours to the race (heat) …

Okay so that was an easy qualification! The Frenchman I thought might be quick wasn’t there and the 4:31 was easy even with a very very slow first 150m and a big deceleration in the home straight – and I cruised the rest. :-)

I now feel very relaxed about the final and will definitely race it for a record. I just need to make sure the first 100 is in 16 or 17 and I keep at 67/lap for the first couple – then the real hard work begins. But with lots of friends at the track and a good crowd there’s a real chance of the World Record. :-)

Met lots more really friendly people today Spanish, Canadian, Columbian, American … and even had a long talk to a lady from the Western Isle of Scotland in Gaelic!

Now for 2 days relaxing :-)

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2 Responses to World Masters Athletics Games – Day 8 – 1500m heats

  1. Lisa Harrison says:

    Hi Keith,
    I looked up your site when I didn’t see your name at the top of the 10km results. I see Jamie suggests you are getting soft. Good to see you are not all machine!!
    Some great efforts so far from you. Good luck with the rest of your races. I have been watching Don and Rosemary from Hills, both doing well so far. Wish I was there competing in my new age group.
    Have fun doing your next world record on Friday and don’t forget to smile as you cross the finish line.
    Best wishes
    Lisa