Wednesday, April 16, 2014

300s, dubious thoughts

Bright sunny and cold this morning on the Dean Hayes track, 48º.

For whatever reason, it didn't feel real good today.   Not regarding the injury, but in a mental/physical sense.  Sometimes I think I like the idea of racing and training for the 400 more than I actually like doing it.  

Today, I tried my new compression wrap on both thighs for this workout.  Didn't want to do too much today.  Most of the prior workout soreness is gone, and I had a good workout Monday, so it's inexplicable why I was feeling so tired today after doing so little.  I mean, it seemed much harder than it should have.  Just getting old I guess.   Maybe a lack of foundation... or something.  
500m warmup on grass, stretches, drills 
Saucony spikes on 
2 x 300m w/ 5min rest - 42.5, 43.5  
200m -28
These times were just slower than race pace, but not slow.  Still, I felt more tired than I think I should have.   The ham felt fine, but I think it might be asking too much to run the 200m this Friday, although I may.   I am faster than 3 guys in the 200m on the meet performance list and it would be a fun race - on my HOME track - the place I train.  It's also the first twilight home meet (under the lights) in the 157 yr history of the University of the South.  It's a small meet and only 5 entries in the 400m... and they're all over the place, 48 - 61.   I'm the second slowest - which means I'll probably get outside lane (probably 6).

I submitted my entry for Bellarmine on 4/26.  Looks like I won't have to go to Purdue if I want to compete on 5/3.  There is a meet in Indianapolis, about an hour closer.  Again, I like the idea of racing the 400m in all these meets, but not sure if I like actually doing it.   Hard work.  Unlike running 5ks, the pain only lasts a short time.  I guess it's worth it.


  1. Your feeling of 'fatigue' may derive from the two "compression" tapes. You're actually restricting both the out flow and in flow to and from those muscle groups and perhaps that contributes to the feeling of fatigue ..... just guessing.

  2. Doubt it. Been training with compression on left side since the injury.