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 - 43.5I 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.