I started 2 intervals and pulled up short, not so much because of foot pain, but just afraid I would injure it further and I'm not accustomed to the pain of training yet. It was discouraging.
Hoka trainers on
400m warmup, stretches, drills
50m stride - 8
600m - 1:59
100m stride on grass - 14.09
200m - 29
The 600m was an 800m cut short and the 200m was a 400m cut short. I definitely feel as if I were n better shape 5 weeks ago when I ran a 62.3 400m. Back in the summer when I was swimming daily and lifting more upper body, I felt as if I were on my way. This workout was a wakeup call and a reminder of the level of pain and sacrifice it's going to take to get back to world class masters elite level. At this age, it's always a risk that I could spend a lot of time, pain, and effort and not get there, due to injury or just unable to attain the level I want. I guess it's about the journey.
After the 600m, my feet felt ok. With a nagging injury I'm trying to train through, it's always a risk to try to do too much or too often. I'm a bit impatient but I have time. I just hate to keep starting over. This injury is exacerbated specifically by high speed sprinting. Especially sprinting on turns and in spikes... both of which I'm itching to do. I still haven't been able to test my all out speed since the knee surgery, but I've been up to 90 -95% but no full out acceleration, no blocks. Everything I've been doing has been with a rolling start.
My weight isn't ideal, still well under 150 lbs but far from lean.
Last night, after my track workout, I dragged my ass to the gym to do stairmaster a little upper body and some squats. Glad I did.
I will persevere. Hopefully on the track in a week. If anything, I can tell my foot is not quite as sore today than it was after my last track workout, so that's progress.