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In my heat of the 200 meters at an all-comers track meet at Boston University. <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> My unofficial time was 28.7 (clocked by a friend). Hopefully they'll have official results soon, but it looks like they screwed up my heat because they have all the times from the other heats. Bastages!<br><br>
I was running against college women - 3 of whom were from Holy Cross. I drew lane 2, and the turns are real sharp on this indoor track. So I kicked into high gear after the first turn and made up the stagger quickly on 3 young women on my outside lanes. Going into the far turn, I felt the tank emptying, and the short girl in lane 1 zoomed by me on the final stretch like I was standing still. Still, I was hoping to break 29 today, so I'm happy with the 28.7<br><br>
fyi, to put that time in perspective, according to <a href="http://www.lollylegs.com/lollylegs/training/age_grade.htm" target="_blank">http://www.lollylegs.com/lollylegs/t.../age_grade.htm</a><br>
28.7 in the 200 is an equivalent performance of a 2:58 marathon. Not nearly as difficult of course. But not bad for an old guy (2:41 age-graded equivalent marathon).
 

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Congrats - Sounds like fun<br><br>
I always wanted to do a track meet (not 200 - longer) but never works out when I find one and get my nerve up to do it.
 

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You got beat <i>by a girl</i>????<br><br>
Just kidding -- nice racing and sprinting, Arrojo! The marathon equivalency info makes it all that much more appreciable.
 

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Nice race! I have never raced anything that short. I think my shortest race is 2 miles. I am very slow when it comes to sprints. It takes me at least 200 meters just to get this old guy moving.<br><br>
Great race! <img alt="notworthy.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/notworthy.gif">
 

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Great run Arrojo.<br>
I like reading about these sprints.<br>
You obviously enjoy challenges.<br>
Good Job,<br>
jjj
 
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