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Can you teach me how to fight?

May 29, 2011

Another race this week (2000m) and once again I missed my target.  I’m not worried though and I’m still excited about my “speed” training.


Click here for Runner’s Space HD coverage of race 

Going into the 2000m my goal was to run 62 seconds per lap, so anything under 5:15:00 would have been satisfactory and 5:10 would have been peachy keen.  I finished up with a 5:15:39 which is really close to my goal but by not breaking 5:15 means I averaged 63 seconds/lap which doesn’t sound nearly as good as 62’s. [splits: 62, 2:05, 3:09, 4:13]  I feel the same way after this race as I did in London… too much in control when I should be more aggressive.  It’s as if I’m stuck in marathon mode and I’m afraid of blowing up with 10km to go, which is impossible in races much shorter than 10km!  This 2000m will help set-up my 5000m this weekend in Nashville where I hope to break the marathon mould and get after it.

The 2000m was exciting up front as Taylor Milne broke the Canadian record by two seconds running 5:01.57.  I was happy to have some company in Ross Proudfoot which produced a nice young vs, old experienced match-up.  On the backstretch Rob Jackson yelled “C’mon Ross, he’s a marathoner!” Which I think fired me up more than Ross and helped me pull away in the last 200m to grab second by less than a second.

  1. May 30, 2011 7:34 am

    If I were your dad I’d have given you hell for the bunny ears – I hate it when my kids do that. But I’m not and I won’t and the photo is hilarious. Good work!

    • reidcoolsaet permalink*
      May 30, 2011 10:36 am

      I made sure the photographer got a normal shot too.

  2. P.R. permalink
    May 30, 2011 8:23 am

    I want Athletics Canada to use that as an official photo for their CR files.
    Somehow I think the Speed River family album has lots off those pictures already…Good for you!

  3. May 31, 2011 10:26 pm

    I am sprinting now and running the 400m so I can really appreciate how hard it would be to run 62-63 seconds a lap for 5 laps. Very impressive Reid!


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