Saucony trainers on
400m warmup, stretches, drills
Saucony spikes on
3 x 400m - 57 (27.5/29.5), 57 (27.75/29.25), 57.75 (28.25, 29.5)Running all in lane 6, I set my goal at 58 (28/30) and beat it every time. The first 200s were deliberately loose and easy - not race pace, while the last 200s were 90% effort concentrating on form.
Interesting that the second one felt easier than the first, even though I started with my heart rate close to 120. It was oe of my fastest set of 400 repeats ever and they weren't near 100%.
I have this theory that energy pathways need to be stimulated and worked a bit to operate efficiently, which is counterintuitive ... since the last thing you want to do before a 400m race is expend energy.
I should be able to knock off 1.5 seconds from the front end of these times without being 'handed the piano' in the end. Nervous about racing a 400m right now since I've only run one outdoor 400 this season (56.22). Last year at this time, I had run several.
Weight is good, 141.8 lbs after workout.