”Every time I go out and race it’s a goal to go out and run faster than I’ve done before.”
– Paula Radcliffe –
12.30 pm WOD
A. 400m Run @ 100%:
1’01.9 min PB! (-2.6 sec).
10 min rest
B. Death by 400m, as many rounds sub 1’20 min as possible – 90s rest between rounds
Score: 2 – 1’17/1’19 min
C. Cool Down, 400m at 2’00 min.
The track lay beautiful in the sun and with a temperature just around 20 degrees, the conditions felt perfect. Only because I spent last night mentally preparing to be running in the rain a short shower hit us exactly when I started my first round and lasted for about the 20 mins the entire workout took me. Not complaining though, like running in the rain and it didn’t slow me down at all on the first round.
According to Ellie, my timekeeper, I started very slowly into the wind and the first 200m took me about 36s, which means that I finished the last 200m around 26, not bad at all. Maybe I would have hit that sub 1 min 400m I was aiming for if I didn’t have to run around the janitor doing some maintenance in the end of the last curve? Nah, I think I got the most out of this and just have to wait a little longer to get there.
The Death by ended faster than planned, was hoping for at least 3-4 rounds, but after the first all out effort, I just didn’t have anything left to push on with when the rough got rougher. Will get another shot at getting some more endurance work in on the tracks on Monday already when we have planned to go back for a grueling wod I’ve been wanted to do for quite some time!