Today Cindy and I opted to do track torture during the daylight hours so we could get some halfway decent pictures. Although, when we arrived at the track, we were abruptly greeted by a policewoman letting us know the track was not available during school hours. It’s understandable because we do look pretty stealthy and scary! We might be overly cheerful and hurt some kid’s feelings. An imaginary kid at that, because there were no kids on the track. And the heifer stayed around to make sure that we didn’t step foot on the track.
Being the law abiding citizens we are, 200s were out of the picture today. Instead we marked off a little over a 100 meters at the park 20 feet away from the track. Whatever! The 100?m splits went like this: #1 – 18 sec, #2 – 19 sec, #3 – 19 sec, #4 – 20 sec, #6 – 20 sec, #7 – 19 sec, #8 – 21 sec, #9 – 21 sec. Not bad, and it felt so easy. I like 100s too.
After lap #9 the police heifer drove off, so we walked the whole 20 feet over to the track so I could get a true measure of what my official 100m time would be. #10 – 14.56 seconds. I guess breaking the law makes you run really fast.