The week started with an extended pre-race workout in the heat. 3 miles at 4:55, then 3 x 1k at 2:40-2:42 which I hit for the most part. Not as good at hitting the low 2:40’s this year than I have in years past.
As it was pouring when I started my warm up, I opted for inside in the gym which was not as bad as it sounds because there was a nice loop behind the bleachers. The race, well, the race highlighted that I’m a half-marathoner, not a track racer. This was most apparent when the gun went off and everyone exploded off the start…and then half a second later I started moving. 200 was hit around 28-29, 400 at 60 and 800 at 2:00. Not a bad start, would have liked to gone through a second faster as there is no kick for me at this speed, it’s a matter of how long can I hang on. The answer to this turned out to be 1200 as I hit it in 3:02 and finished the race in a 48. About what I was expecting with the conditions and where I was physically.
My second workout of the week was on Sunday and is my last significant workout before the Olympic Trials. 4 x 1k starting at 2:45 and working down to 2:40. I hit the times, but the effort level was a little higher than I would have hoped. Might have waited just a little bit too long after having breakfast to run. Also of note, it’s difficult finding the right amount of food to eat these days as I’m running 50 miles/week less than my peak and my workout volumes are so low.
|Monday||3 mi (4:56, 4:57, 4:54), flats then 3 min, 3 x 1k (2:41, 2:42, 2:42)||70|
|Thursday||25||Race Stumptown 1500m (3:50.04)||90|
|Sunday||4 x 1k (2:45, 2:43, 2:42, 2:40), 4 x 200 (30, 29, 29, 28)||60|