I set my goal splits to 82: 66 sec 400m (32/34) + 16 sec 100m.
500m warmup, stretches, drills
saucony spikes on
4 x 500m - 82.5, 81, 83, 86
Avg: 83.125After the third one I was pretty spent. Even after a generous rest, 86 was still a hard last 500m. This exactly tied my previous best avg. time for this workout. This felt hard because it was warm, upper 70ºs.
Two hand timed masters 'junk meets' ahead: Tues. and Sat. I will definitely run all the sprints and maybe the 800m if I can rest a bit. The 800m would be tough after running 3 all out sprints. I'd like 30 min rest after the 400m but I doubt that will be possible. These meets run everything consecutive - shortest to longest.
Feel like I'm coming down to the wire here. Southeastern Masters on 5/12 is sort of the 'end of regular season finale' for me before a long break from competition. I'd really like to do well. I would love to improve on my times from last year but that will be tough: 400m - 55.54 and 200m - 25.34.
After the SE Masters, there is 5 weeks until the Bluegrass Games and the TN Assoc. meet in June, then the TN Senior Games in July, and the Masters Nationals in Aug. The Masters Nationals are a full 3 months (12 weeks) after SE Masters. That's a long time. A long time to stay fit ... or maybe time for a break and new training cycle.