An improvement from last week, but .75 slower than I ran here last year, and .98 slower than 2 yrs ago. Still an M55 World Lead and a time that would've won M55 Nationals every year since '13. This was my fifth race in 3 yrs at this fine facility. The other races were: 55.68, 55.91, 56.62, 56.69. So, room for improvement, but I didn't taper at all for this meet... I worked out on Friday. So, this... just another event run workout.
I've always been fortunate to have good lanes here, but not today: lane 2. That definitely cost a few tenths. When I ran 55.68, I had lane 5, which is my favorite.
I could see race clocks at 200m and 300m, and I think my splits were a tad shy of the 26/40 goal ... more like 26.2, 40.6... and my last 100m was fairly weak, probably 16ish.
Perhaps by the time I get to Korea in March, I'll be back to the 55s. This year, I really didn't have an off season except for Nov. So, started late and the Nationals are early... so that may be the difference. But, I think I could run sub 56 in NM.
I'm planing to do some significant work Sun and Monday, light workout Tues, off Wed and Thursday. 400m Nationals on Friday. Should be ready.