Monday, April 4, 2016

Event runs / speed

Beautiful day in Sewanee, 72º and breezy.  Felt much better today than yesterday as I got the spikes on and blocks out for some speed work.

Knowing that I've been losing time at the end of races, I played with my splits a bit today with good result.
Saucony trainers on 
350m warmup, stretches, drills 
50m strider 
Puma spikes on 
400m event run from blocks - 56 (27, 29) 
300m - 40.8  
2 x 200m - 26, 26
The 400m might have been 55.8 or a shade under 56, which is fast for Sewanee's soft track.  And... it felt a whole lot easier than that 56.11 I ran a week ago, no rigging.  Perhaps 26.4/28.5 is the way to break 55?

142.6 lbs after workout.  No problems.

#1 in World
With the completion of the European Masters Indoor Championship in Ancona, Italy today, I think I can safely claim the fastest M55 400m time in the world this season.   I think World Champion, B. Zavattero must have been aware of the time I laid down in Albuquerque, since he had no competition and finished in a blazing 55.28, just 0.06 behind me.  He won by 2.7 sec over the Silver Medalist, which would be about 25 meters.  I think he was gunning for that top spot, not merely to win the European Championship.   It must be said that I posted my time at altitude and his was closer to sea level.  Nice to finish #1 anyway.   Pat Logan won the European 200m M55 in 24.80, so my #3 200m ranking remains unchanged.  Shoot, should have dived for that Silver and #2 ranking, just 0.01 behind.

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