Hoka trainers on
600m warmup, stretches, drills
split 400: 300m - 1 min rest - 100m - 40.2, 14.5
Puma spikes on
2 x 30m from blocks
300m from blocks - 40
200m from blocks - 25.8Running almost 40 flat in training shoes for my opening 300m was pretty good. More than a second faster than I ran last week. I did 2 split 400s last week on Wed., and worked out M-Th every day. I wonder if taking Wed off this week will hurt me.
I thought I was in really decent shape til I ran that first sprint. It was a maximum race pace effort and it left me whipped. I took more than 20min before I ran my second 300m, at about the same speed. I guess I'm just waiting for that superior level of fitness where I can run a 40 sec 300m and not feel exhausted. Don't know if that will ever happen. Actually, the second one was a bit easier, but still hard. If I can do this in a race, and run under 15 sec for the last 100m ... which doesn't seem like it would be too hard, I could break the magical 55 sec barrier. I guess I'll keep dreamin' on that one.
Relatively healthy, save for the usual foot/ankle aches. It had always been my right foot and hip. Now it's more my left. It's definitely not too bad. 142.0 lbs after workout. Definitely race weight.
The regular deadline is tonight and the late deadline a week away. No major surprises in the 400m lineup, yet. There are 15 signed up for the 400m, so we will have prelims. Half of them are seeded over a minute, and there is at least one or two exaggerated (estimated) seed times ... which is the usually the case. Looks like Ben isn't coming, and it will be a competitive race with Jim, Tyrone, David, and maybe Tony M.