This last weekend I took a select number of my track athletes to the Simplot Games in Pocatello, one of the premier indoor high school track meets in the U.S. We were able to compete against and watch some spectacular athletes. We had a few make finals and two top ten finishes. Several other athletes also came very close to qualifying for the races on Saturday.
Friday morning I met with Luke (Vaquero 50k record holder) for a morning run. We hammered out about a 10 mile loop--way too fast. Both of us were wondering why the other was running so fast. I guess neither of us have had much company while training this year.
Saturday morning I ran the coach's mile at the meet. I had a goal of running sub 4:40 but I couldn't quite pull it out. It was a blast to break out the track spikes and try to show the kids how it's done. My goal was to run perfectly even splits on the 200 meter wooden track. I came pretty close (36, 35,36,36,35,35,36,34) for a 4:43.07 which is faster than I have run a mile in 15 years. If I can still run that pace in another 15 years I may actually be competitive:)
El Vaquero Loco 2014 - Thanks for making this year's race such a success.
11th annual. Saturday, August 8th, 2015. Out and back course on nearly 100% singletrack. Beautiful vistas. Very tough and technical. It has been our experience that you run the 25k if you are not used to running technical trails at altitude.