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Thursday, May 8, 2008

I Am Not Michael Johnson: 3x3x400

3200m warm-up
6x100 striders
3x400(200)[400] ffg, fgf, gff
600m warm-down

total: 6.25 miles

Wind: E at 0 mph
Humidity: 30%
course: Wheaton College track

That's not me. I run slightly slower than Michael Johnson did in 1999 when he broke the world record for the 400. No, no, I don't know what the TV guy is saying, but it sounded so much cooler than in English. I ran more than he did, so no wonder he is faster. He only ran one.

Stealing a page from my first track workout May 3, 2007:

  • First 400 was 1:41. Exhausted.
  • Second -- 1:59
  • Third -- 2:02
  • Break
  • Fourth -- 1:47
That's then. I ran just one set, and tried another. I ran out of shape, and it showed.

Now, today, a year later (plus a few days), I had a tough run. With a week off thanks to an aching set of hamstrings and inner thighs, and the before almost as sedentary, plus an early morning for a 6:15 am Bible study, I knew it would be less than easy.

I felt better than expected. Tried hard to keep to honest with my pace, and basically did, but that all needs work. I feel good now, but expect to ache in the morning.

Set 1
average 103.0

Set 2
average 99.0

Set 3
average 95.3

overall average 99.1

1 comment:

David Diego Rodriguez said...

Hey, Tony. Thanks for the YouTube link. I still love watching races. I only wish I could run as fast as I used to!!!