Tuesday, June 15, 2010

King Maker

Time: 34:54
Distance: 5.00 miles

W/u: 15:36 for 2.13 miles
Pace: 1200m in 3:30
C/d: 15:49 for 2.11 miles

Tonight I wanted to get in some extra miles and decided to head over to the CTCC Track Summer Series at Myers Park HS. I knew that Paul was running the mile and hoped to see a good performance. Meagan and I were watching the participants line up and we didn't spot anyone that looked like they could push Paul to his goal of 4:40. At the very last minute, I opted to jump in to play King Maker. He was looking for 70s, so I took him through 400m in 70, 800m in 2:20 and 1200m in 3:30. I felt great up front controlling the pace and giving a few words of encouragement. I considered taking Paul even farther, but figured he should have to do some work. I pull out to lane 3 just after the third lap and shut things down. The final lap was strong and he managed to cross the line in 4:37 to accomplish his goal for the night. I was happy to help out.

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