Monday, September 9, 2013
As a refresher my splits and overall times last month were:
I said then that heading into the next set of mile repeats if I could eliminate the 1.30 plus laps I'd be in good shape and probably in sub 6 minute mile shape.
Arriving at Temple's track at 11.55am conditions were close to idyllic as possible,sunny and warm w/out being too hot to be productive at midday,the wind guages in the northeast corner of the track at the beginning of the top turn were twirlling when I first arrived but I have to say on all 20 laps down the back straight I never experienced any issues w/ the wind which always helps.
Mile warm up completed it was have at it time.
Opening w/ a 1.21 lap not only set me up nicely but was also 7 seconds faster than were I opened last month,could I continue in that vein?
Would like to see laps 2 and 3 a little quicker in the coming months and I susspect w/ more strength and speed below my belt I'll get that wish.
Was guilty of backing off over the closing 400m in order to save my legs for the final mile,next month I believe I'll have not only the confidence but also the strength to run a harder third mile and still drop the hammer on the final mile.
Not a bad way to wrap things up,not exactly a closing kick w/ 200m to go but I was able to lengthen my stride when I had to.
I said after August 11th's mile repeat debut if I could eliminate the 1.30 plus splits I'd be in good shape,now heading into Octobers mile repeats I'd like to keep each split between 1.25-1.28 to furthur lower my mile repeats,getting down to 5.30's would be nice.