The track is now officially open, no padlocks and the keypad code is the same... so I didn't have to climb the fence.
I couldn't resist, I brought my spikes. I ran my first 600m with them on and it felt great, but exhausting because naturally, I wanted to run faster. First run in spikes in 7 months. I found that it did put a bit more pressure on the foot/ankle, so I took 'em off after one run. The track was wet and my flats squeaked and slipped a little with every step. After the third 600, it began to rain so I called it a day and did a 2 set resistance workout on glutes, quad/hips, ads and core. My calves were sore from the Tues morning stairs.
500m warmup, stretches, drills
Nike Superfly R3s on
600m - 1:48
Saucony Virrata trainers on
2 x 600m - 1:57, 1:59
With a race just 3 weeks away, I need to start running fast. I need some up tempo 300s and 200s. The spikes definitely help my form and I may get them out once a week. My weight is still high, 146, so I need to drop at least 4 lbs before I can really ascertain where I'm at.
My first 600 in spikes was about the pace I usually run, perhaps a few seconds slower. My 600m repeats have ranged in previous workouts from 1:42 to 2:00, usually avg about 1:47 ... which is at least 2:30 800m pace.
Back out Friday.