Tonight's run was one of those runs where I really looked for any excuse to get out of it. I was tired. I was hot. I had more work or do. But in the end, I forced myself to do what I had planned. @the4bz running her 6 on the treadmill earlier in the day motivated me and I'm glad I got it done. And no, this is not Scotland.
In a recent interview with IOL, a South African newspaper, Wayde Van Niekerk stated that he believes he can run under 43 seconds in 400. The Olympic champion broke the 400 meter world record in Rio, running a time of 43.03.
It was a Tale of Two Runs today. 1.5 miles at 8:28 pace then 4.5 miles at 9:32 pace. Does my training plan call for some kind of crazy reverse progression run? Is this a new positive-split training method? Nah, it's just what happens when you have peppy legs on your first run...then (1) do a 1-hour part leg/part whole body session day with your trainer, and then (2) go on a hilly and windy run post workout. My legs were so tired! But I think that was the purpose for today. In our workout we did exercises that fatigued my legs (leg presses and that sled) and then I'd have to do speed drills. Yikes. While I pushed that sled with my hammies burning, and then later when I was doing those hills with my legs already toast, I just kept thinking about those last mile(s) in my upcoming races. PRs and hitting goals don't come for free. I will have to work hard, but to be honest, I like it this way. I actually felt good through the fatigue 'cuz I knew this would hold me well come race day. Hope everyone's week is starting off well! Oh! And new blog post up about recalibrating after achieving a goal - link in bio! ♀️ #zensah#nuunlife#run#tracknation#vegan