Tuesday, July 7, 2009

All-comers track meets

I had the pleasure tonight of participating in an small town All-comers track meet. This was a well organized low key event. Just show up, sign up, warm-up and go fast! These types of events are a lot of fun regardless of your skill level and are usually free. They serve as an opportunity to run distances which we don't often get to run. When some competition is added fast times usually will follow. Tonight I jumped in the 1600 with some high schoolers and was able follow them to a pretty good result. In previous meets, I would also run the 800 and sometimes the 400. In larger meets, they will have a fast and slow heat. These events are a great way to introduce kids to running. So check out your local running calendars or check with the high schools and give one of these meets a try. They are a great way to spend a summers evening, especially if you get some ice cream on the way home. Don't be afraid to try something different!

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