Saucony trainers on
400m warmup, stretches, drills
4 x 300m w/2 min rest - 47, 49, 51, 53
2 x 200m - 27.5, 27.5
I did the 200s from a standing start with a beep command. I wanted these to be event run 400m pace but they were a bit slow. Wore 2 pairs of socks today for cushion as my trainers are almost worn out. I want to look into custom orthotics for my shoes, they always wear very uneven. However, they are expensive. $325 for exam/custom orthotic inserts.
The reason I started from a standing start is that I may be leading off at the Masters 4x400m relay at the Millrose Games in NYC on Saturday with GPTC, and I found out that they are running the M50 and M60 sections together. Like a circus sideshow... don't know why I'm doing this, we will not be running in lanes, not using blocks and it will be 'fight-the-crowd crazy waterfall start' like Penn Relays. I really wish they'd run these 4x400 relays per USATF rules, rather than like a circus. I guess I need to practice my standing start. It's really an invitation to go out too fast.
I'll probably go out and do a 300m event run on Friday before I leave. Weight is ok - 144 after workout.