One of the coolest parts about living in northern Manhattan is that I live just steps away from The Armory, an historic building that houses a raised and banked 200 meter mondo track where local college programs train and race, where NCAA track stars are born, and where big meets like the Millrose Games attract pros from not just around the US, but also around the world.
Being a track spectating neophyte, I prepared by reading Catnip’s guide to spectating, reading up on Allyson Felix and Molly Huddle and got super pumped when Shannon Rowbury announced she was going to try for a new American Record in the mile. These main events weren’t happening until later in the day, but I got there before noon to make sure I was there to watch the open events too. It’s lucky I did, because the highlight of my day came early, with the Women’s Masters 4×400 relay. Read more >>