USATF Pacific Association Masters Track & Field Championships

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Now that the Relay is done, I need to get back on track with training for my next race… on track! Yes, I will be competing at USATF PA track meet at the end of May. I will be doubling 1,500m and 800m on beautiful Mondo track at College of San Mateo (CSM). Mondo is a company that developed high performance track surface. Their materials are used for track and field competition at the London Olympics, too. The CSM track is said to be fast, unless gusty wind picks up giving us a hard time. I have never run on this track but it looks gorgeous from the pictures I’ve seen. Very exciting. There will be several team members going from the track club, so it should be a fun track meet.

As for my expectation for the races, this is going to be the baseline for the summer. It will be good to see where I am and know what I should do to perform better. I have two other track meets this summer and want to bring me to the best form in the last track meet in July. No PRs are expected this time. If I could run 4:50 for 1,500m and 2:17 for 800m, I’ll be happy. If the fast track pushes me and there is no wind, that will be fantastic. The two events are apart by approximately two hours. It should be enough time to recover and not have to warm up too much for the second race, the 800m. I think I am going to run over to Kezar stadium later and do some striders!

  • runariran
    May 13, 2012

    Wow! Good for you! I remember Masters athletes running at some of the meets I ran in college, and I thought it was so cool. Good luck in your 800. That was my race…the toughest, hurtiest one there is!

    • Koji Kawano
      May 14, 2012

      Haha, thanks! I need a lot of that. I have not practiced running into oxygen debt lately, so it is going to hurt! When I was a sprinter in high school, I hated 800m and up. But now, oddly, I kind of like the mid-distance!

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