Je bekijkt de reis...
Reisverslag 2nd goal accomplished
16 februari 2015
2nd goal accomplished
Start: oops, just like two weeks ago, Anne gets pushed to position very last. This is NOT gonna happen again.
400m in: someone screams ''seventy-two!'' and Anne is still in the back. I know girls tend to slow down in a 1500m after the first 400m, and this was already not very fast. I better get myself up to the front!
200m later; Anne has passed the 14 girls in front of her by running A LOT of extra meters and tries to keep up the pace. It was pretty painful already, but apparently we were still not going very fast, because the 800m went in 2:27.
600 meters & 2 laps to go: I get passed and am not aggressive enough. Girls are still running 3-4 wide. I can't finish my stride. Everyone tries to get to the front. I try to kick, but the other girls are kicking harder.
Last straightaway: 5 girls all fight for the win. I have to come from behind but am able to close hard and almost, almost win the heat, and finish in 4:51.16 (equals a +- 4.30 1500m). I have never won a heat in the USA and although in the Netherlands I never really cared about winning, now I can't wait to cross that finish line first. Maybe in two weeks?
Overall, it was a super fun race and a good tune-up for in two weeks. I feel like I can go much faster with this race under my belt + in a more organized race, but unfortunately I won't race the mile anymore this indoor season. Hopefully I will be able to show it in the 1500 during the outdoor season!
16 februari 2015 06:55 | Door: Anja
Het was inderdaad een wisselende race, maar we hebben ervan genoten. Luten noemt de verslaggever jou altijd. 'Don't count Luten out'. Het is dat ze het maar weten.
Fijne week lieverd!
16 februari 2015 11:38 | Door: Opa Luijten
Gefeliciteerd !! Het gaa6t steeds beter hè ? Fijn hoor. Groetjes Oma en OPA
17 februari 2015 19:55 | Door: tante els
Ik heb nog nooit zo'n ludiek wedstrijdverslag gelezen... je had vast plezier. He, klopt het dat ik moet betalen om de video te kunnen zien? Wil ik natuurlijk best doen maar effe checken!
18 februari 2015 21:37 | Door: Sonja
The way you describe your race is really spectacular. It must have been quite a mess with the limited space. It made you all very agressive, although kicking each other cost a lot of energy and is a waste of precious time I would say. Every second counts. You are very eager to win.
That's the right mindset.It reminds me of a song: YOU CAN DO IT and you know that you can: there is nothing to it......
XXX from your proud aunt.