Happy to be confident to run full speed without any issues. Last night in the weight room I identified a weakness in my hip flexor and I 'fixed it' with some cable resistance exercises. Felt fine today, although my times were about a step short of where I'd like to be and should be right now. Instead of pacing my 300m with beeps at every 100m, I just ran it and timed it. The 300 and 200 were 2 step flying starts; the 100s were from 3 pt stance. I guess these times were ok for now ... in training shoes.
Hoka trainers on
2 x 100m, 4 x 50m, stretches, drills
300m - 40.75
200m - 25.46
3 x 100m on the turn from 3pt stance - 12.96, 12.78, 12.95
Although anything under 41 in a 300m is good for training shoes, I felt my pace was too fast and I surely would have rigged in the end. I felt my form coming apart a bit on the turn at 250, so ... it looks like I'm still in 56-57ish shape. I didn't feel I executed the 300 very well, more relaxation needed and better form on the turn.
I need to start tapering down but I feel maybe 2 more tempo endurance sessions, then just race modeling, and maybe a few light and easy sessions. My feet are certainly hurting but no more than normal. No spikes for 11+ days now. If I keep to the every other day schedule, I have 6 workouts left. Would like to put the spikes on to work on some starts, maybe a time trial.
144.3 lbs after workout. Need to drop a few, which won't be hard.