Saturday, July 28, 2012

Haulin' ass

75º and humid at the MTSU Dean Hayes track at daybreak.

Fastest training run ever.  55.5 (27/28.5).  

Still have not reached 'failure threshold' - a first 200m pace that will break my 28.5 second 200m pace.  I feel I'm pretty close and I can estimate it will be around 26.   That is if I can accurately pace a 26.3, I'd be close to breaking 55.  I was tired but not sickened.  I felt much more exhausted after my 56.61 I ran at the TN State meet where I went out too fast.

This is a new type of thinking.  I once thought I had to be under 26 in the first 200m to run a PR.   This proves that is not the case.
600m warmup, stretches, drills 
Puma spikes on 
400m - 55.5 (27/28.5)
2 x 200m - 27, 26 
300m - 43.5
I also worked on my start a bit.  Did my 200s from blocks.  Took some video so as to analyze my start.   The second one was slightly under 26 but not 100%.  I still have not risked running fresh at 100% since my injury but I feel I can.

I am again leaning on staying for the 200m and a relay with the Phily track club.  I need to change my flight while I still can.  Don't want to feel like I couda shoulda later.

Weight is good: 139.8 ... surprising since I've been eating well.  My body fat % remains low.  Knee feels better, all systems go.


  1. Are you using your 'animal start'?

  2. about time you "right think"....