Posted by Steve Magness
Well the first meet went pretty well. I was a little rusty but overall it was a solid race.
We started off incredibly slow(67.5 first 400) and it continued like that until just before 800 when I took the lead. I really wasn't trying to make a big move or anything but was just trying to string things out a little and make sure it didn't turn into a last 200m mad dash. I dropped the pace to 61ish I think and kept the lead until somewhere around 500m left. I sat on the guys who went around for the next 200m. Coming off the turn with around 250m to go, the leader moved out a little and the inside opened up. Since I was boxed in on the outside, I decided to try and go through the hole. I moved up and almost made it but then the UTEP runner moved back in at the last minute. It chopped up my stride quiet a bit and I lost a ton of momentum. Racing intinctively, I slowed down and moved to the outside and then made a move around the turn to get into 2nd. Going into the last turn I swung to the outside shoulder of the leader but ran out of gas a little bit. It ended up being 4 of us running to the line in a pretty close finish (top 4 seperated by .2).
I was pretty mad afterwards because it was my tactical mistakes that cost me a chance at winning, but it's indoors so that kind of stuff happens. I should have either been more patient and waited instead of trying to move up on the inside, or I should have moved up quicker. With it being my first indoor race on that tight track, I lacked some of the racing instincts that I normally have.
Overall though, I was real happy with how it felt. No breathing problems and I recovered very quickly.
AM- 5mi easy
PM-7 easy+ strides
UofH indoor track
2mi w/up, 1mi anchor DMR (5:07, just jogging), 2mi c/d
UofH indoor track
2mi w/up, 1mi race (4th by .2- 4:13.49, lost momentum too many times, 2:14ish through half) 2mi c/d, 2mi w/up for other race that didn't have to run
PM- Worked out with the sprinters indoors!
3mi w/up, strides, stride/plyos, 5x70m sprints, 1x150m sprint, long rest in between 2.5mi c/d
Felt different sprinting flat out again. Needed to do that.
AM-9mi solid pace (52min for normal 63min loop), felt real good the whole way. Probably due to the sprints yesterday getting my nervous system excited and raising the muscle tension a bit. Made the legs feel springy.
PM-6 easy+10x100m (2E,1G)
3x600,3x600,2x600 w/ 30sec rest b/t reps, 5min b/t sets (400m of it jogging) (1:36, 1:37.2, 1:35.9…..1:36.5, 1:37.5, 1:35.9…1:37, 1:29 (63, 26.3)) , 2mi c/d, very windy (12-17mph)
Excellent workout. Was really windy and had planned 8x600 broken up into 4 sets but felt good so cut it down to 3 sets. Trying to hit 65s, so was fast. Last one felt real good. Was surprised at how fast I kicked it in.
at 5:27 PM