Some of you probably cringe when I talk about my “favorite” track workouts. I hated them too when I was in high school, but these days they are one of the things that most remind me of that time with my teammates. At 42, I revel in still being able to do this.
Today was 12x400m with 200m jog recovery. As close as I get to a flat out sprint in any of my training. I set the goal at 78, which at 5:12/mi is way below what I can do in a 5K, but you’re not going to improve by taking it easy.
I tried to focus on higher turnover starting with the fifth interval. Whether mental or physical, it was mostly working as I started dipping into the 76s at that point:
78.9 77.9 77.6 78.1
76.8 77.1 77.7 76.4
77.6 76.3 76.8 77.7
I lucked out with cool 55F weather and was generally feeling good. A little sore from the crossfit WOD yesterday, but my hamstrings and glutes are feeling looser now that I’ve started putting more attention on stretching in that area.