Went to the track yesterday and warmed up thoroughly. Compared to the 4-mile run I did the other day where I felt miserable. Well, I still felt terrible after the run. The 1/4 mile runs always do that to me. Much worse than the longer runs. Guess it’s the lactic acid buildup.
Improved my time by 8 seconds from 2 months ago. I’m also down 11lbs from that other time trial so that makes a big difference I’m sure. Pretty slow. No surprise. And no excuses. Need to work harder. I’m actually enjoying testing myself a bit here and there.
When I woke up yesterday I didn’t have the run distance planned. I felt more like running a slow mile or maybe 2 miles. But the temperature was very nice – 68 degrees – so I seized the day and went to the track.
Walked 1/4 mile to get ready for the first lap. After stretching and doing some controlled ballistic leg swings. Took my time on the stretching because I knew it would be my luck to pull a hammy running one of the slowest 1/4 mile times ever claimed.
Here are the comparisons by bodyweight.
1/4 MILE: 92 Seconds *Notes: May 7th. Bodyweight was 219lbs.
1/4 MILE: 84 Seconds *Notes: July 11th. Bodyweight was 208lbs.
I’m almost surprised there wasn’t more difference between the two times. I felt like I was going as fast as my body would allow me to go yesterday. I was stumbling slightly and felt like at any second I would fall flat on my face. I have the utmost respect for people running world record times in the 1/4 mile.
I tried to break my 1/4 mile 2012 best recently and failed by a second or two. Don’t remember offhand. This run made up for that. Wore my racing shoes and listened to Rammstein.
If I can restrain myself long enough to get down to sub-200lbs I’d like to run another 1/4 mile time trial and see what the difference is compared to now.