>Look What I Can Do!>Fast 1600m!
On My Horse
Well, three days before graduation, me and 3 other seniors headed down to the track to take one last shot at the 1600m, see who is the fastest etc....
Me (4:55 1600m, 10:26 3200m) definitely the distance specialist, best 1600m pr of the field
Steve Burke (2:02 800m relay split, 4:56i 1600m) a speedster, coming on strong the end of this track season.
Evan Anway (2:06i 800m relay split, ~5:05 1600m) usually a hurdler who runs the 4x8, seeing what he could do in the mile
Karl Roskamp (5:10 1600m) Runs the mile the most of the field, gutsy.
Steve took it out in like 66 with me right on his shoulder (Evan and Karl are complete non-factors after about 100m). Then settled down to a 74 second lap and a 75 third lap. I took the lead around 500m to go and put a bit of distance on him, but he got me on the home stretch. 71 last lap for me, 70 for him.
Steve 4:45 (11 second PR)
Me 4:46 (9 second PR)
I am now the proud owner of a sub 4:48 1600m time!
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies with in us." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Congrats! You've come a long way from 9:04.
Do you find now that the "fast line" has shifted down to 4:30? That's where I put mine when I did the 4:45 mile...which is still there as my PR 16 years later .
Perhaps your best running is ahead of you... which IMO is the real point.
Way to go!!!
My best mile time when I was in 10th grade was 4:50........