My first tiny tempo workout.... just a touch of pain, not the bad injury type of pain, but the good hard work pain... just a little.
I wanted to run a 400m today at 90% but I opted for 2 x 200m w/ 1 min rest, then a hard 100m. It went well. I'm getting there.
Mid 70's and humid, wet track. I saved my prized Clifton 1s for the actual intervals and warmed up in my Clifton 3s.
Hoka Clifton 3s on
400m warmup, stretches, drills
Hoka Clifton 1s on
2 x 200m w/ 1 min rest - 29.5, 29.5
110m - 14.53I was happy to get both 200s under 30 and there is no way I could have done 4x200m w/ 1m like I do when in 'running shape'. I think maybe the next step would be 3 x 200m w/ 1m avg 31.
Before I had full recovery, I launched into a 90% effort 100m... looked at my watch and was severely disappointed when I saw 14.53, but it was actually 110m... as I started from the hurdle start. It was probably like a 13.3 100m. not bad for trainers and a wet track.
The extra time off from running made a difference. The only thing is that it makes me want to come back sooner and do it again. Probably need to wait til at least this weekend to run again. I really think I could put the spikes on and run a 62 400m right now. I won't rule out running in the October Chattanooga district meet. That's a full 10 weeks away.
Did a gym workout after the track focusing on hams, glutes, lats, and chest.
Weight is ok, in the 144s after workout and I'm trying again to reduce. The lighter I am, the less stress on my feet and knees.