Sunday, March 12, 2017

split 400s, hills

Sunny, and a relatively mild breezy 50º after last night's snow in Sewanee.   I ran high intensity today, it was a butt kicker.
Hoka trainers on 
400m warmup, stretches, drills 
'split 400' - 300m 41.5 / rest 60 sec / 100m - 14.5 
'split 400' - 300m 41.5 / rest 60 sec / 100m - 14.5 
5 x 100m hill sprints ~ 18
My 6th day out of the last 7 on the track. Even so, never feel like I'm doing enough.  Both split 400s were identical times.  I ran them straight - turn -straight, and back the other way on the straight for the last 100m.   It was tough, especially the last one.

I'm probably going to take Monday off and just do weights.  (Or if I do go to the track, I'll do a very low volume high intensity session). I'm planning on event runs Tues and Wed despite very cold weather.  Tues looks like Sat was... 30ºs with snow showers, and Wed morning could be in the teens!   Friday will be the last workout, it looks ok, upper 40's.

New developments
As I had suspected, the 400m looks tough... the German - Peter O, just dropped a 55.72 indoors.  So, that is 2 people I'll race in Korea that have run faster times than me this yr.  So, as I was saying, my chances in the 200m, may be even better than in the 400m.   I'm still training primarily for the 400m, but the strength work has definitely pushed my speed in the 200m.  I'm fairly sure I can break 25 indoor, as I did last year.  In the 400m, both Benoit and Peter are also running the 800m.  So, being more of a sprinter, I'm going to have to get the lead at the break and make them work to pass me, it's risky but probably my only chance to win.  I really don't think there are any other competitors that will challenge us three, but you never know.   I'll worry about that after the 200m.  

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