Going into Monday night I wanted two things to happen.
- Advance in the Bowling Playoffs
- Break 16:00 in the 5k
Bowling Playoffs – Round 1
The #5 seeded Snakes faced off against #4 seed Icantbowlieveitsnotgutter in a best of three matchup.
We crushed game 1 and were looking good in our second until I foot fouled and things went down hill from there. I had to head out for my race and leave it to the other Snakes to advance us for game 3.
Jordan bombed, Evan bowled well, and TC put up a legendary 290 to win by a mere 13 pins. The Snakes advance to the semi-finals next week. WATCH OUT!
Swat Last Chance
In an un-Mackin-like performance, Drew pushed during the third lap of the 1500, clocking a 61 for that 400m, and nearly won his heat in a very impressive 3:56 (4:15 mile equivalent). There’s a lot more in the tank for Drew. 3:56 and 1:50 are only the beginning.
At nearly 10:45 PM my race started with 33 other competitors. I had my fingers crossed for sub 16:00. I got out just fine but was getting passed non-stop. Eventually I had to decide if I wanted to latch on to a pack or slip back into no-mans land. I went with the former.
With 850m left I made a move to the front of the pack and immediately regretted it, thinking I’d shot my wad too early. I had my 200m left face on with 600m to go. Once we got to a lap left I knew at the very least I could maintain pace.
My last 400m was a 73 and my final time was 15:51, good for 74th out of 86!
All things considered, I’m pretty happy.
My PR is going down.