I wasn't looking forward to this one.
20 min after sunset on the Dean Hayes track, the air was heavy, 86º and no breeze. I didn't even bother wearing my warmup pants.
I did not want to do that last one, but I gave myself a big recovery and talked myself into it.
400m warmup, stretches, few drills
Saucony spikes on
4 x 800m - 2:38, 2:39, 2:43, 2:37
Wanting to do more quantity and maintain pace, I took more recovery - a 300m+ walk in between. Way below a maximum effort, but I'm still heavy and out of shape.
Before the last one, I kept telling myself ... "how lucky I was to be out there and running. How smooth and easy it was" (heh... yea, maybe for the first 2-300m).
I have a party scheduled for Sat night so I'll probably need to train Sat morning.
Inventory: Seem to have a added a slight amount of body fat in my week+ off. After workout: 142.4.
The ham is far from recovered. Can't do leg swings comfortably yet beyond 90º. Racing a 400m in just over 3 weeks is questionable at this point, but I'm planning on it. I probably will race the 800m and hate it. I'll definitely get smoked.
Really enjoying the Olympic Diving trials. Track and Field trials start tomorrow night at 8pm (central time) with the qualifying heats of the 400m and women's 100m on NBCSN.