Drove out to the track again to get in my running quota for the week. Turned out that I stopped short and don’t feel bad about it in the least. Thought I’d end up running again on Saturday but instead I went on a last-minute trip to see family in western Kansas.
I warmed up by walking about 400 meters. Stretched both before and after walking. Sciatica was not actively acting up…but it was there – under the surface. Anyone that suffers from it will know what I mean. If you don’t, it doesn’t matter. Skip this part. It is definitely preventing me from sprinting as hard as I can. Not a big deal as long as I give it enough effort to feel like I’m working – without snapping a hammy in the process.
- Ran 100 Meters in 17.93 seconds. *Notes: This hurt. I pulled up big time or it would’ve been under 15 seconds. Felt like I pushed my hammy to the limit. Or as close as I wanted to get without really testing it to the limit.
- Rested 10 minutes.
- Ran 400 Meters in 1:37:27. *Notes: Almost as hard as I could run it with my sciatica issues. This is only 17 seconds slower than my 2012 best time. Not disappointed with this time in other words. Wasn’t trying for a new best either. Just wanted to get a hard run in.
- Rested 5 minutes. *Notes: Walked about 400 meters as active rest.
- Walked 400 meters in 3:38:61. *Notes: I am a slob. Because this pace actually tested my calves. Not my lungs or my legs. Just my puny little calves. 2012 baseline for walking 400 meters.
Bodyweight was 209lbs.