Thursday, October 27, 2016

Final workout

Final workout of the season.  MTSU ... 77º and breezy, exactly like it will be in Perth.  Happy to see Dean Hayes and Coach Bonner out there.    My last 3 workouts I've patterned after what I heard Lashawn Merrit's coach does:  300s... 3, 2, 1.   Today was one 300m event run in my USA team speed suit that I'll wear for the 200m.  I experienced the phenomenon that I often do when I'm in shape.  Running too fast because it feels too easy.  I started my 300m event run from blocks with a beep start command.
Hoka trainers on 
250m warmup, stretches, drills 
2 x 40m striders 
3 x blocks starts 
300m event run - 39.50 (25.75, 13.75)
It was too fast.  I would have tied up at the end at this pace.  Coach Bonner timed me on reaction and had 38.7.  I was under my target 100m splits of 13 and 26.  It felt good.  Although my feet hurt, it was confidence building and a good final workout.

Not particularly light, 143.9 after workout.

It looks like a fast track... some really fast times from the women masters 100m including Irene Obera running 16.67 at age 82, Kathy Bergen 15.56 at age 76, and the Aussie M50 winner was 12.39, faster than Emma's world championship W45 time - 12.80.

I woke up this morning thinking, "I can't believe I'm doing this."  I leave home for Perth in 2 hrs.  Better get my shit together.


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