Thursday, January 7, 2010
Mind over matter people!
I sent the Crackhead a text message "informing" him how cold it was going to be at the track tonight. Don't you people listen to The Weather Channel? This is an "Artic Blast"...
Just think. The competition won't have the dedication u have so u will crush them on race day.
Looks like I will be doing my track workout afterall~6 sub 4 minute Yasso's on tap....update with stats to follow.
I got to the track and we did a leisurely warm up jogging around the complex. Moving onto some drills; high knees, kick butts, strides, and cross overs.
Light stretching and then onto the fun. Yasso 800's with 400 recovery. My schedule called for 6 this week with my goal pace being a 3:55 pace.
Smokes! I seriously don't know how I hit that last 800! I looked at the watch at the 400 mark on that last rep and it read 2:01. I dug deep and found a 1:42 400 on the back end of that workout. After thinking about it for a while I noticed that on that last 800, especially the last 400, I was really focused. I know that on some of the pervious 800's I was thinking about my day at work, what I was going to have for dinner...just sort of going through the motions. On that last 400 I was really just focusing 100% of my attention on running. "Relax and Move" (Thanks Sean) While doing this I was able to run hard focusing on the effort, know it wouldn't last forever. I feel like I have not fully tapped into my potential yet. Exciting things to come!
I am really starting to like speedwork!