Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Three Seconds, Can Sheila Reid Haz It?
Anyone who knows anything about track knows that no two distance races are the same; some are deliberately slow in order to set up a "kick" at the finish, and some have "rabbits" pushing the pace. The problem is that as an amateur, Reid hasn't had the opportunity to compete in many extremely fast fields with a rabbit intentionally setting a pace, (championship races are tactical, slow, and often boring,) but if she does not gain three seconds on her PB by August, she will not be able to compete in Daegu, even though she has so clearly earned it.
Her best time: 4:11.85
What she needs: 4:08.90
Somebody give this girl three seconds!