August 6th, Monday
Did some pullups. Bodyweight was 205lbs.
Inspired by some of the running I watched during the Olympic coverage – I drove out to the track and warmed up for a 400-meter time trial. Walked 1,600 meters for a warmup. Then walked 400 meters after the time trial to cooldown.
Beat my 2012 best 400-Meter time by 4 seconds. Not by a lot, but I knew that the seconds I was able to cut off were going to peter out soon.
Wore my lightweight New Balance racing shoes. Felt pretty warmed up from the 1,600 meter walk. Also did a bunch of static and ballistic leg stretches.
Elapsed time was 80.13 seconds.
In the process of setting that new 400-meter best of 2012, I also set baseline numbers for the 200-meter and 300-meter runs that I will undoubtedly be doing a lot of the rest of the year.
Each 100-meter section was exactly 20 seconds. Didn’t plan it that way but that’s the way it worked out in that time trial. I was breathing hard for about 5 minutes after I finished. So I have a lot of work to do.
Printed off some 400-meter training info and have already put it to good use.