Knowing that I've been losing time at the end of races, I played with my splits a bit today with good result.
Saucony trainers on
350m warmup, stretches, drills
Puma spikes on
400m event run from blocks - 56 (27, 29)
300m - 40.8
2 x 200m - 26, 26The 400m might have been 55.8 or a shade under 56, which is fast for Sewanee's soft track. And... it felt a whole lot easier than that 56.11 I ran a week ago, no rigging. Perhaps 26.4/28.5 is the way to break 55?
142.6 lbs after workout. No problems.
#1 in World
With the completion of the European Masters Indoor Championship in Ancona, Italy today, I think I can safely claim the fastest M55 400m time in the world this season. I think World Champion, B. Zavattero must have been aware of the time I laid down in Albuquerque, since he had no competition and finished in a blazing 55.28, just 0.06 behind me. He won by 2.7 sec over the Silver Medalist, which would be about 25 meters. I think he was gunning for that top spot, not merely to win the European Championship. It must be said that I posted my time at altitude and his was closer to sea level. Nice to finish #1 anyway. Pat Logan won the European 200m M55 in 24.80, so my #3 200m ranking remains unchanged. Shoot, should have dived for that Silver and #2 ranking, just 0.01 behind.