thursday, july 14, 2011
Track Work/Speed StrengthDistance: 4:09 miles
Comments: I looked at the calendar today and saw that there are just fourteen weeks left until this race. That's basically three months to get my strength up to point I can survive. Not a lot of time at all.
Coach Dean said that means we need to start looking at more distance which didn't come as much of a surprise. Obviously, the time has come to finish these workouts no matter how gruesome they get. And no better time to start than the present.
The first few laps actually came in a lot faster than I expected for the effort I though I was exerting. The first 800m, though, lowered the boom and the rest was a battle. I struggled to keep the 400m's under 1:40 and simply tried to survive the second 800m. And that was enough to get this one done.
Instead of heading out for the trail run on South Mountain this weekend, I'll be trying to put in my first long run. The hope is to put in ten miles but I'll settle for eight if I have to.
Hour: 7:00 p.m.
Temperature: 102 degrees
Humidity: 6 percent
Wind: 13 mph
Location: Marco de Niza High School, Chandler, Arizona
Shoes: New Balance 760
Injury update: Nothing major.
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