Monday, March 24, 2014

Tough time

It was not a fun day to be out in KY.    

It was freezing outside, 40º with a breeze.   I contracted a significant cold with chest congestion, watery eyes, sneezing, coughing, etc... and I had a slight quad issue that I needed to protect, so I opted for long speed endurance stuff, and not too fast.

I arrived at KCD school at 6:15pm, just as the HS track team was finishing.   So, I completed my warmups and was about to start when a flood of 6-8 yr olds poured onto the track.   I had to leave and come back at 7:30 pm after the peewee track practice, when it was colder and darker.

I did my warmups all over again, and kept my training shoes on for this one.
Saucony trainers on 
400m warmup, stretches, drills 
600m - 1:50 
500m - 87 
400m - 67 
4 - 5 min in between
Tried to keep 18/100m pace for the 600m, 17/100m for the 500m, and 16/100 for the 400m.  Came up a few sec short.  The 600 was fairly painless and didn't start feeling 'it' til the end of the 500m.   Not too fast and just enough to make me suffer.   Was wheezing with congestion.  I was shivering like crazy afterward.  So, why did I go out?  With the Vandy meet this Fri-Sat, and with snow and even colder temps tonight and tomorrow, I really had no choice if I wanted to get 2 workouts in this week before Friday's meet.   I may do the pool on Wed.

Weather looks warm and wet for Vandy on Friday, and unfortunately, forecast says there'll be a headwind. ; (

Good Luck to all my colleagues, at the World Masters Indoor Championships in Budapest.  
Go Marcus, James....!!!


  1. Strongly suggest that you 'listen to your body'!!! Congestive condition and competition are not good bedfellows. You have plenty of opportunity this season so DON'T PUSH IT!!!!!

  2. Only one opportunity to run on Mondo, and that is this weekend.

  3. Better too little than too much. Like to see you get your opportunity fresh.