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300m warmup, stretches, drills
300m / rest 1 min / 100m - 41.8, 14.5
300m / rest 1 min / 100m - 42, 14.5
300m / rest 1 min / 100m - 42.5, 14.5
It kicked my ass and the foot felt sore but ok afterward. I tried some new taping and adjusted the pad 3 times, looking for the magic placement to offer the best support. The workout was a butt kicker, really felt it in the glutes. My pace was probably about 57 high- 58 low, running from the 400m start into a headwind. I feel like I would have to perfectly execute to run low 56s at my present state of fitness. I'm not able to put in the volume I feel is necessary and can do just what I can tolerate.
My foot will probably suffer a bit when I race a 400m in spikes in one week. I have just 2 track workouts scheduled before then - Tuesday and Friday. I'd like to put in more volume on Tues if I can tolerate it. I'm signed up to race the 400 and 200 but doubt if I'll do the 200. My first 200 since Nationals will probably be in Perth.
I think I should go to the pool tomorrow to get in a workout in anticipation of my 2 days off Wed and Thurs this week.
I got my prescription filled, and it wasn't a steroid. It was non-steroid anti inflammatory - Meloxican, so I won't have to worry about filing paper work with USADA. I still haven't taken any medication. The foot feels ok afterward, better than when running the first rep, and usually better on the second rep of a workout.
142.4 lbs after workout. 17 more days before I leave.