This was the week of the Drake Relays. This is the first year that Drake has allowed qualified runners from Iowa community colleges to compete. NIACC qualified our 4 X 400 relay team for the event and the rest of the team competed across town at the Viking Open hosted by Grandview University. We had a couple of our women throwers perform well enough at Grandview to qualify for NJCAA nationals.
|1st NIACC runners to participate at Drake Relays|
|Late afternoon sun as the Viking Open winds down.|
Not nearly the attendance in the stands as over at Drake but we finally were able to run in decent weather. I have some photos of the blue track at Drake from our competition there a couple weeks ago at the Jim Duncan Relays.
|Head coach Curtis Vais and I at the Drake stadium. Spring looks like fall!|
|The 10K race at Jim Duncan|
The sudden change to milder weather has allowed for more comfortable outdoor time. Nice to run along the limestone bluffs of Lime Creek.
A better week for me mileage-wise and I'm slowly regaining some steady running. 41 miles total.