Sunday, January 1, 2012
Overthinking is Sometimes Good!!
As I caught my breath and started to walk down the steps I noticed that the far gate was open so I could get down on the football field. I love their field because it is artificial (no mud), padded and marked by yards. I ran my first 100 easy at about 25% and immediately had my concerns confirmed. I seemed to lack a little bit of open stride length as I have only vaulted from 33'. I ran 8 X 100 and these and they felt increasingly better as I went. I feel this will help me a lot in a hurry because it has always worked in the past. The bottom line is that I need to condition my legs to run fast and that also happens pretty quick for me.
Nice conversation here but I also need to maintain my power on the runway. Because of that tomorrow I will go back to the track and ONLY run bleachers. I like the way they make me fully extend each step and feel that will also help my groin.
Now that we have that cleared up, on Tuesday I leave town until Thursday afternoon for business. I will take my shoes and get some easy strides in as well as hit some big time consistent and extensive stretching in.
Deep Purple's, "Highway Star" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgZSnAkQc4c