Monday, March 26, 2012

Sprinting mileage

Beautiful night at the track. A north wind of dry air pushing the temperatures from the 70sº into the 60sº. I was going to take 2 days off after Saturday's meet, but I feel fine and had today off, so .... back to it.

Today was a quantity workout. I upped the ante a bit and the quantity. 600s tonight, I set a goal of 1:48 - 18 sec 100m splits. A 72 sec 400m + a 36 sec 200m. As usual, I beat the goal but only on the first one. I ran the 600s in sprint form, on my toes in spikes.
400m warmup, stretches, drills

Saucony spikes on

6 x 600m - 1:45, 1:51, 1:52, 1:56, 1:58, 1:51
walk 200m in between

2 x 200m - 28.5, 27.5
walk 200m in between

300m barefoot warmdown jog on grass

I ran the last 2 x 200m pretty hard. In my tired delirium, I thought of something that might help my speed. Coming onto the home stretch of a 200m (or a 400m) -I imagine I am running downhill. Thats kind of what it felt like tonight. Probably because I had been running the 600s quite a bit slower than the 200s at the end of the workout, and it was nearly dark by the time I ran the 200s. Running in the dark feels faster.

4000m of sprints.... feels good.

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