Saturday, January 2, 2016

2x3x300 tempo

Same winter weather in Sewanee, fair skies, upper 30ºs but the air was still.   That makes a huge difference when it's in the 30ºs.

Benefits of having a blog is looking back at Jan of last year.  What was it that I did that got me to 55.11 in mid Jan?   Seems I was doing over distance, fast speed endurance intervals with rest, and tempo workouts; all pretty evenly emphasized.  So, I did one of the workouts I did last year at this time...

Saucony trainers on 
400m warmup, stretches, drills 
3 x 300m w/ 2 min rest - 48, 49.5, 49 
3 x 300m w/ 2 min rest - 47.5, 49.5, 50.5

Took full rest in between sets.  Felt ok.  My foot is hanging in there.  No strains or other issues.  Still heavy, was probably close to 147 at workout time.  145.4 after workout.

You just never know how fast you are and even then, it all depends on execution and many other factors.   5 days before running my PR 400 at Vandy, I wrote on the blog:
 "Felt slow, and made me think I'm not ready to race a 400m, especially in this weekends Div I meet.  Probably will anyway if they let me in. "
One never knows, especially in the 400m.

Happy 2016, what could I do for an encore?  Not much, but keep trying.

Vanderbilt meets
This Vandy indoor 300m track could be the fastest I've ever run on.   They have 4 meets there this year, one was in Dec.   Unlike last year, they are not opening any of the meets online to unattached, so if I run, it will be by special permission.  I think it's a hassle for the coach and just easier for him to say no, like he did last year at the second Vandy meet ... where they were running heats of  2 and 3 people in the 200m.  You would think they'd let me in one of the 3 upcoming.

If I can't get into the 1/16 Vandy meet, I could go to the UAB Blazer meet in Birmingham on 1/15.

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