I was not looking forward to writing this post - I was pretty upset after running the mile yesterday. Honestly I should never have even attempted it as my legs were still shot from the speed workout/practice Monday but I didn't realize this until after I had finished running. Here are my 400m splits (in minutes with seconds):
800m: 2:58 (1:33 split)
1200m: 4:41 (1:43 split)
1600m: 6:29 (1:48 split)
It is very plain to see that I dropped off and died for the second half of the run. I was right on track and feeling good at the half way point. It was really hard to run this alone and inside on the indoor track. I think that I would have run it faster had I run with someone and I would have run it even faster had I run it outside. Besides my legs hurting for pretty much the whole run, the air was so dry inside that I couldn't breathe once I finished and then proceeded to hack up a lung the rest of the night.
So this was a big fat failure on my part but I really should have known better. I have been driving my body into the ground lately with workouts. After tonight's workout I plan on scaling back on the sprinting and working on more distance runs.
Now I am going to be extremely honest and personal:
I am seriously doubting my abilities and my running in the 4x400m relay. I just don't know how I will be able to run a competitive 400m race. I don't even know if I am capable or if it is even possible for me to run that fast. I am a super Debbie Downer today!
And I just burnt my breakfast toast! Ok enough whining from me! Today is a new day and I am going to try to not think about the past and just focus on the future and have positive thoughts. Hope everyone has a good Wednesday!