Monday, October 20, 2014

tempo 400s

The dreaded 4 x 400m workout today, then some.   I usually don't like working out in the noon sun but it was cool enough ... low 60ºs.    So I put on the sunscreen and went.   Sewanee was quiet as usual, just had to move the team benches off of lane one.
Saucony Ride trainers on 
400m warmup, stretches, drill 
4 x 400m w/ 2:15 rest in between - 69, 69, 74, 78  
Saucony Showdown spikes on 
200m - 26.5
It was hard, especially the last 200m of #4.  I brought my spikes and felt like running one fast 200m, which I did in sub 27.  Felt good, considering I'm heavy, about 147 lbs.  Need to start doing some short speed work.  50s.  

Maybe I'll hit the stadium stairs tomorrow instead of weights.   I need to practice for my concerts so it's a juggling act.

I spend a lot of time in this position...


  1. Keep up the good work, Bill. I assume you are going to the indoor champs in Winston-Salem in March, or are you going to skip that one? If you go, I will see you there. My next track meet is in Ithaca, NY, in January, but I'm ready to announce right now.

    Peter Taylor

  2. Peter, I'm going to skip the indoor nationals. I turn 55 just before the outdoor nationals. I hope to see you there. - Bill

  3. Well, Bill, Jacksonville will be a test. Let me look at the dates for the big meets in 2015.

    July 3-16 Sr Games in St. Paul, Minnesota, I believe.
    July 23-26 National Masters in Jacksonville, FL.
    Aug 4-16 Worlds in Lyon, France

    OK, many people will find a reason not to go to Jacksonville, although it looks like a nice facility. I will do my best to get the assignment.


  4. now that's a good pic