Place: 5th, Time: 1:59.3 (PR)
I ran a season best in the 800 at the Paris Diamond League today. 1:59.3, which is also a huge improvement from the Birmingham race last Sunday.
I’d be lying if I said the race last week didn’t shake me. Even though I know each race is unique and the conditions make a difference, it’s not easy on the ego to post a slow time.
I also feel like I’m re-learning how to run the 800 from a more distance -based training. I get out relatively fast but I’m trailing a majority of the field at 200. In Birmingham I just ran into people and lost momentum. Today I was a bit better at keeping my pace and pulling wide to pass when necessary. It helped that the field was more strung out.
Of course I always want a little more, a little faster. But I’m also happy to be here, running, learning. It was a beautiful night and the stadium was impressive and the crowd was engaged. Paris does not disappoint.
Photo exchange from @ilariafedeli66 in zurich