I also made a slight block set adjustment, first change since highschool. Still testing but it certainly feels good.
For the 400m, I was nervous... thinking, 'this will hurt.' Actually, it wasn't too bad. I'd like to think it wasn't 100%, but sure close. My goal was 56 (26, 30) but that didn't happen. It was more like 57 (26.5, 30.5)... it might have been 57.5.
800m warmup, stretches, drills2 x 50m striders400m event run - 57 (26.5, 30.5)2 x 200m - 26.5, 27.5blocks
With the blocks in my present configuration, I feel as if I have too much weight on my hands and upon reaction, it takes time to shift that weight to my lead foot. Moving the front foot 1" forward and the rear foot 1" backward puts more weight on the lead foot and seems to make the first step longer and more powerful. It feels more like a plyo and I feel more control and consistency coming out. I'm going to keep working with it and see what happens. I like having my front foot as close to the line as comfortably possible. I got the idea from watching the NCAA championships yesterday.
I think maybe two more good quantity workouts - Sun and Tues, then light. My first race is Friday late afternoon: the 400m. My weight is still up a bit. 141.4 after workout.