Stayed mostly on the turf today but before I left, pulled out the blocks and spikes. Did 2x3x150 w/ 30 sec rest, but much faster than last time when I did 3 sets.
Hoka trainers on
4 x 100m strides, stretches, drills
3 x 150m w/ 30 sec rest - 21.87, 22.06, 21.38 (on turf)
3 x 150m w/ 30 sec rest - 20.96, 22.80, 22.43 (on turf)
Puma spikes on
3 x 20m from blocks
When I first started, had the usual pains but they disappeared after warmup. The 150s were good and hard, and I was just about to leave when I grabbed the blocks as an after thought. Put the spikes on for the first time in 3 months and ran some starts. It felt ok. No pains. I didn't do full out explosive race type starts, but just fast enough to feel it out, and it was ok. I may do a race pace 100m from block on the turn to see how it feels later this week. I'm using my practice spikes that are 1/2 size big so I wear socks and have protective gel soles above the spike plate. More protective than my meet spikes.
I'm going to ramp down a bit and keep my volume low in the next 5 workouts before my first meet. Stay on grass at least half the time and try to be healthy as possible by race day, even if it means I give up a little conditioning.
142.2 lbs after workout.