Brad Barton plans another try at M45 indoor mile WR in BostonAfter coming pretty close to John Hinton’s M45 indoor mile world record 4:20.18) at Boise State, Brad Barton informs us that he’ll try again Feb. 2, writing: “I sure appreciate the encouragement and guidance I’ve received from your blog followers. I have been in contact with Steve Vaitones and he has invited me to Boston on February 2 for the Grand Prix Masters mile field he is putting together. Yesterday was fun in Boise. I think there’s still some more in the tank. Now I just have to stay healthy.” Brad also shared a blow-by-blow account of his Saturday mile: “The Idaho Center in Nampa is about 2,700 feet elevation. This is the same facility that hosted the NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships a couple of years ago. It is a 200m banked Mondo surface track. I had the slowest seed in the fastest of three collegiate one-mile men’s heats. There were 10 other competitors in my heat.” Here’s Brad in Idaho:
My first quarter was an uneven 64.65 (32.86 & 31.79). I relaxed to a 66.01 in quarter 2 for a 2:10.66 split. I stayed steady in quarter 3 at 66.45 = 3:17.11. My final effort was a 32.61 & 31.86 = 64.47 ( 2nd 1/2 = 2:10.92). Official time was = 4:21.58.
This looks to be a Masters PR for me as I believe it to be considerably stronger than my 4:05.71 1500 at altitude last spring before I broke my foot.