I was pretty far off the leaders *cough* New Bern *cough* we were in last and I was 50m behind 7th place.
This week's training will be
S:5 Mile Run
M: 2X450m @59 with full recovery, 6X300m @45 with 3:00 recovery + Weights
Tu: 5 Miles + 20X100m @14s with 56s recovery
W: 6X200m @25s with 2:30 recovery
Th: 5 Mile Run + 20X100m @14s with 56s recovery
S: Meet (4X800, 400, 800)
Actually I figured as much that your slower 2nd lap time was due to being too far out of the race and thus you were running a sort of solo time trial. Personally, based on this performance alone I wouldn't discredit your training methods too much.
Your training week is interesting. What is the pace of the respective 5 mile runs? I'm guessing the 6X300m @45 and the 20X100m @14s sessions are aerobic/threshold work for you, being more a sprinter type 800m runner?
Altho I've been more a 800/1500m runner for years, I actually ran my best at 600m and 800m when doing a schedule more like yours (tho I ran fewer hard sessions). I tend to agree that for some cases individual idiosyncracies tend to defy conventional wisdom in terms of 800m training.
What's your fall/winter training weeks like? If you've posted this before in this thread please re-direct me....
This isn't just for you but for everybody that keeps misinterpreting this session 20X100m @14s is recovery, I have no accumulation of waste in my legs. It is very much the opposite, it is designed to flush my legs especially since I do them on grass.
The 6x300m is kinda a what I would describe as a phosphate threashold but I might be describing that wrong.
No open 8 this weekend though, just 4x8 and 400 my team is going after 7:50. And then I want to make sure I can get an open 4 of around 48.