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 -28These 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.