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He’s racing and pacing and plotting the course

June 6, 2011

This past weekend seven of us from Speed River went down to the Music City Distance Carnival in Nashville, TN.  I was warned it was a hot place to run a 5000m but since six other teammates were going down and it wasn’t too far to fly and the pace was supposed to be set for 65 second laps I decided to go there over Portland, OR (June 11).  Well the temps were more than I bargained for because when I raced it was 28C (82F) with 67% humidity.  Bolota Asmeron asked the pacer to go for 64 second laps so I sat back but the heat caught up to him quickly and we both passed 1600m in 4:23.  I then split 3000m in 8:17 with a couple other guys before Bolota dropped out and Paul Chelimo slowed.  I ran by myself for the rest of the race until I got a little scare with 100m to go as Chelimo ran 59 for his last 400m compared to my 63 and came within two seconds of me in the end.

Although I only ran four seconds faster than the 5000m in London two weeks ago I’m much more happy with this race.  In the end it’s frustrating when my seasonal best doesn’t match my fitness but with marathon training around the corner I can switch my focus and get excited for STWM 11.

Here is a workout I did a couple of weeks ago.

Here is coverage of my 5000m race in Tennessee.

Here is my post-race interview.

Here is a post race interview with the Speed River Steeple girls who all share 10:05 PB’s.

  1. slice permalink
    June 6, 2011 6:43 pm

    I love that your Tennesse race link goes to apples first try friday…boooya

  2. June 7, 2011 5:33 am

    Nice work Reid

  3. P.R. permalink
    June 7, 2011 6:52 am

    You deftly maneuvered and muscled for rank (Saw Cake at Massey Hall years ago, they have lots of great tunes to get you amped up.)….well done. Enjoy the build up to October.

  4. June 13, 2011 4:46 pm

    The dude commentating the race in Tennessee is hilarious… We need more track announcers like him, hes pretty pumped!


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