Tuesday, September 2, 2014
No Band On The Run.....Or On The Infield
Making the left off Broad St walking towards 15th St I looked up to see a bunch of women doing jumping jacks on the infield.......unless the band were limbering up I was in good shape,don't get me wrong I'm not anti marching band in fact I love a good marching band.......just not on the infield of the track I'm trying to do repeats on!!!!!!
Mile warm up taken care of it was time to have at it,my last set of 2x150/4x400/Decathletes Mile on Aug 16th went:
I knew I was in trouble when I opened in 24.00 and frankly my 23.56 wasn't alot better,upon closer review when I got home these were my slowest 150s of the 10 I've done since I began this repeat on July 26th
When I only opened in 66.07 I pretty much knew based on the opening 150s this wasn't going to be my day,however that 64.94 gave me renewed optimism,however it was short lived,while the 67.14 was something I could live w/ the 69.28 felt like I was regressing back to my July 26th 400s where I went 66.07 66.71 68.43 69.02.
I was pleasently surprized to open in 1.21 as I antisipated slower based on my closing two 400s and at 1,200m I was only a second down on August 16th 4.13 split and while I hardly feel closing in 1.17 is a bum note to conclude the workout in the 5.31.55 was four seconds down on the 5.27.83 I ran last time out,thus ending the run of successive quicker Decathletes Miles I'd had.
Maybe a two week lay off inbetween repeats lent its self to todays slower times?maybe I just had an off day? or maybe I do need to consider a taper w/ 5th Avenue Mile now two weeks out?