My next track meet is Western States Invitational at UC Davis on June 29 and 30. This is going to be my first time competing at this meet. I heard a good thing about it and UC Davis is my Alma mater, so I am looking forward to going there. Because it gets pretty warm during summer in that region, they are scheduling events in the mornings and evenings only. So my 800m is scheduled at 6:30 pm on Friday, June 29, and Mile is at 9:00 am on Saturday. From the meet results last year, the level of competition is similar to the one this past weekend.
Not like other track meets, the proceeds from this track meet go to a children’s charity, Sierra Forever Families. At this time, I don’t know of any other team mates competing in this meet, so I could be alone there, which sucks.
In terms of training, it’ll be a little tricky, because I am running Jubilee Marathon Stockholm on July 14. I need to get a few long runs in, as well as track training. A good thing I am not racing the marathon. This one is going to be a sightseeing marathon with my camera. My running mate, Randy, is running, too. His time is around 3:40, so I might run with him. One potential problem is the heat. The race starts at 1:38 pm, so we could be running in the high heat. Well, more on the marathon later.
My goal at the track meet is to better my PR on both events. I don’t know how much training I can do in a month but I am looking forward to testing my potential and not injuring at the same time!