Last night , read for some inspiration about the greatest American runner , Steve Prefontaine who died in a car crash at the age of 24 (IN THE 70 'S)! Actually Malaysian Tv showed this movie before few months ago .
An hour before running , had some potato chips and chocolate coated peanuts for some extra energy .
Arrived at track and coach said today easy menu .
He said just 8 x 400 m .(or that was what i thought he said)
Warm up : 3 x 400 m = 1.2 km
400 m x 2 ( Fast and slow 50 m ) = 800 m
Then the real training began , that's when I imagined I was Steve Prefontaine , he liked to lead the run , so I lead the group most of the time :
400 m x 8 = 3.2 km
(Averaged 1 min 26 sec for 5 laps
1 min 30 sec for 2 laps
last lap 1 min 15 sec)
Then coach said surprisingly still have training . AI YAH , by that time my energy all GONE !! ( This time cannot lead already)
1km x 3
1st km = 4 min 2 sec
2nd km = 3 min 54 sec ( P.R)
3rd km = 3 min 44 sec ( latest P.R , very happy !!)
Warm down ;
After the run , my head very light and headache a bit , what we could also call ( or what Hairul calls) runners' high !
Perhaps because of using too much oxygen and not enough oxygen in head ?? I also felt like there was pressure in the head , like when you just come down from Genting kind of pressure .
WHAT I DISCOVERED
I start slow , i finish fast . Because I saw other people who were having their own smae pace and were in the beginning at least 40 m in front of me but towards the end I catch up and when faster and either overtake them or narrow the gap .
Duration of workout : Approx 1 hour
Location : Kg Pandan Sports Complex
Mileage : 9 km