During the first weekend of May, I had my final collegiate track meet on Long Island, running one race, the 10,000m. This was my final shot to stand on the podium and my final chance to PR and get some points for the team. I was seeded fifth, and was lucky enough to finish in eighth. I did it. I did everything I wanted to do during my final track season – PR in the 10K and place at conference championships.
Since I didn’t PR during conferences – I did during the home meet back in March – I still felt ready to run afterwards. I didn’t think my career was close to being over, despite having run nearly 100% to train for collegiate competition since the summer of 2011. Read more >>