First Track Meet of the Year

Happy Wednesday!


Last night at 4:30pm I got word that I could take a few student-athletes to an indoor tournament, so I quickly entered them and made plans to get out to the dome for the afternoon. Under normal circumstances, I would have already planned to go to this meet. It is one of a series of five that is put on by the local track and field club (the one I have started to volunteer with) – I’ve signed the team up every year for four years, and other than my first year when I had only been hired by the school a couple of weeks prior – I have signed us up the day that declarations to enter are due (usually March 1st). Since the whole coaching thing was on the backburner for quite some time, I am very much disorganized. So, I could only take a few athletes (namely my more senior athletes). Next week we are back at the dome, but I shall be bringing the entire team!

It was a smaller meet – very reasonable numbers that allowed for the meet to progress at a good club. Those in the track world know that track meets can go on for hours – and that most big meets go on for days (OFSAA is three days long). These meets are short and sweet – about 4 hours tops.

We did pretty good! We had mostly 1st place finishes, a few 2nd places, and only a couple 4th and lower places. Not bad for the first team meet of the year. I am not really surprised though – I am more curious to see how my non-club athletes do, especially since I am about a month behind in my normal training plan for this bunch. But – we will deal!

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In other news – I totally forgot that yesterday was the start of registration for grad school and I did not get into the online courses. I haven’t signed up for any courses for spring/summer as I am too busy with track to do in-class in the spring and I am not giving up my summer school income to take a class. I have been lucky enough to enrol in an online course late, so I am hoping to do the same this year.

What did you do today?

Do you coach?

Are you travelling this weekend?


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  1. Amy @ Writing While Running

    What a nice indoor track! I would love to coach, but I think I need my own coach more than I try to coach. Ha! I am way too laid back about things like form and strategy and I could see me passing that along. I went for a terribly-paced tempo run today where my strategy was run 3 miles really fast, instead of run 3 miles at so-and-so pace. The third mile was markedly slower than the first. Obviously, that will happen if I go too fast.

    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      hehe, I know what you mean 🙂 I love our indoor track! Very fortunate to have one so close to our school!


    That track is awesome.
    Traveling to Laughlin, NV for a Half Marathon! 🙂

    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      It is! We are very fortunate to have a great 400m indoor track 10 minutes from our school!

  3. Anna

    No traveling this weekend, but only two more weeks until I leave for my first half marathon of the spring! I don’t coach, but as a newer runner taking advantage of track workouts for the first time, I can say that I am amazed by the dedication our coaches bring to every session. Even with 30 runners, they encourage each of us individually and always say just the right things. Yay for coaches!

    1. Rebecca (Post author)

      Coaching is really rewarding! I enjoy it 🙂


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