The McGill track is a banked track, so I used the pre-race time as an opportunity to get used to the ascending and descending corners. It felt nice. The next day, I wasn’t running until our 4x200m relay in the evening, so I spent the day doing readings at coffee shops in the area, which was nice. Our 4x200m relay went well. I started the relay off, for my first time ever, which was kind of fun, and maybe less stressful than being the second runner. We all had solid splits and improved upon our time from two weeks ago at Windsor.
Saturday was a bit busier, with a 300m and a 4x400m. I ran a season’s best in the 300m, 39.22s, which is my second fastest 300m time. I definitely applied some lessons learned from my opener at Windsor, and I’m looking forward to my next 300m to make some more changes and hopefully drop that time down. It was nice because my uncle John who lives in Montreal could come out and see me run, and I got to spend a bit of time with him between the 300m and the relay. Our relay went well, we went into it with more energy than our last one, and put down a faster time.
Our Asst. Sprint coach got a video of the 300m – I’m in lane 4. You’ll really see me fall apart at the end, so I’ll be working to ensure that doesn’t happen again.
This past weekend the Varsity Blues had some really incredible races all over North America. PB’s were achieved in North Carolina, meet records, PBs and CIS auto-qualifying times were achieved at the Armory in NYC, and many more PBs happened at the York meet yesterday as well. Hard work really does pay off, and it’s so incredible to see so many of my teammates achieving success. I’m really excited for the rest of the season to play out!