The daily log of Jonah Kaplan for Sunday, May 12, 2019

3 ct/Pre Meet


: 3.00 Mile(s) : 00:22:10 : 00:07:23.33 /mile : Saucony Freedom Iso #2 : 0.0

Daily Note

Today was really not an exciting day for me. I had to do some mother's day things this morning so I ran by myself around noon. It wasn't too bad because it was only 3 miles. I ran from my house, through maplewood to Ivy lane and back (about 3). I did strides on Hemlock right nearby afterwards. I saw that Coach Brown had sent out the lineup so I checked and sure enough I wasn't in the Sectionals lineup. I just had one of those feelings after my race Friday that I didn't race well enough and even though people had told me afterwards that I was pretty much a lock to be in the lineup, I really didn't feel it. I did a ct yesterday so I knew that I probably wasn't going to be in, but it just hurt so much more actually reading the lineup. I'm not going to be selfish and say that I deserve it because the reality is I probably don't. I spent this season in the 800m for every competitive meet and ranged anywhere from 2:08-2:12, which I'm proud of because it tells myself that I'm consistent, which last year I was not. The reality is though, I really didn't improve that much from the first outdoor meet (April 5- 2:10.26) to my most recent (May 10- 2:08.79). This season was the greatest sport season that I have ever had in my life and I'd like to thank everyone for that. It went incredibly quick and it kills me that it's pretty much over. I felt like I was capable of going under 2:08 and just never hit a season peak, but now sub-2:08 will become a very achievable time for next season. What adds to the pain is that now back-to-back years I have come up so close, yet so far from my goals. If you are unsure what I'm talking about it's 2018's goal of sub-5 and running 5:00 and 2019's of sub-2:08 and running 2:08.79. Nonetheless, I'm grateful for the opportunities that I have been given to compete this year and become who I am so far as a runner and person. This season has forced me to mature, be more serious about this sport, and become a leader on this team. But it's not over quite yet, I still have one more race in the season, whether it's the race I wanted to end my season with or not. I honestly couldn't tell you what I could run in a mile right now, but I'm hoping somewhere under 4:50, which was another goal I set this season. I'm not going to be satisfied with coming up short of another goal. #RevengeTour #MayFocused