Wednesday night – time for some track action again and again in the company of my son. We agreed in advance what his program would be (warm up, 2×400 +2×200 + 2×100, cool down).
Weather was very humid and hot but the afternoon rain made it a bit more bearable.
I started with laps of easy warm up jog followed by 1km dash. I finished that kilometer at 3:50 – it was not too bad, I felt I could have pushed a bit more.
After short break I did 800m, I don’t remember the time exactly but it was sub 3mins, and legs felt better than on the previous 1km run.
Next was 600m run – sub 2:30 is all I can recall. Then after short break 400m (I can’t remember the time but I can recall I thought “it was not too bad”).
I planned to stop here but my son was just about to do the first of his 200m runs so I decided to jog to the 200m meters mark with him and once there do the 200m run too. So I did, it was not an Usain Bolt style pace, but a good 38 secs dash to end my track session.
I waited for my son to finish one more 200m run. We then abandoned the plans for 2 more 100m sprints – it seemed to me that in those hot conditions what he did was already more than enough. Surprisingly he did not protest 🙂 . So we packed our water bottles and went for the cool down jog towards the taxi stand.
Overall good session, will see how it will affect my Mt. Parker Thursday 🙂 .
Link to Strava here.
The track was closed till 9pm so we made use of the first half an hour to warm up by jogging outside of the stadium. It worked just fine. Once properly warmed up the gates opened and we could enter the track.
My plan was for some middle distance pace. First I did 800 (around 2m40s), after short break followed by 1km (just below 4mins) and closed it all with 2x400m (around 1m20s – 1m25s).
The heat was affecting me little bit but overall I felt quite good. The first 800m I pushed quite hard. The next 1km dash I was a bit tired from the previous 800m so I had to be satisfied with just about breaking 4m marks. The last two 400m runs were fine.
I started to feel my right hamstring a bit towards the end of this session but otherwise quite productive evening on track.
Link to Strava here.
We missed the track night last Wednesday because of the thunderstorm so we were keen to get back to some faster running this time. Unfortunately (as we only found out once we got there) there was a football match on and the track was off limits.
We decided to do our track night outside of the track. We jogged around the stadium to the waterfront. We warmed up on a short track that is surprisingly right out there on the waterfront.
Track was off limits this time
Finally made it for the planned regular Wednesday track session. I was not feeling too well with hay fever giving hard time. Legs also felt a bit tired after the load of previous weekend and fastish Tuesday night run. So I was not sure if I would actually do any running. At the end I decided to give it a try. I went with my son, let him do his program during my breaks, while doing mu training during his breaks. Works pretty well.
Siu Sai Wan Sports Grounds at night
I saw some guys doing 3km time trial few days ago during their track night. I thought it may be good idea to see where I am. So after warm up it was 3km, then after break 1km and then 400m to finish the night.