I am using a new training plan for the March 29 10K race. It has lots of track workouts. Mmmmm.
Thursday I did something I've never done before and my legs felt "different" all day. An okay different too. I ran 4x200 at 0:50-0:52 then 4x1 minute "as fast as I could." That was different.
I started about 20 yards behind the 200m start line and aired it out. At the finish line I was wheezing and had only run 50 seconds. On the next three I kept moving back another 5 yards or so and I kept coming up short of a minute (52:20, 52:87, 55:05). So I was getting faster over longer distances.
The rest of the session was another 4x200 which I did in a pace I now thought was lazy and they were right there at 0:48-0:52. I finished with 6x100 strides which just felt super. I loved the stretch I put on my effort.
The best pace of the bunch was 5:47. I can hardly believe my Garmin but it's true. Wow.