Thought it was indeed just a wake up call, but after a second day of practice running an easy 5-miler, we were back to 8x400 @70-75 sec pace. Once again, this was for everyone - freshman to seniors, people who had run a little off-season, those who didn't run at all. Everyone at 70-75. After the first lap we were yelled at for going too slow. Then most started to race it with some coming in under 70. A sophomore I know with a 5:20 PR in the mile was running sub-75s. I'm easing into it and pacing cautiously, running back of the pack, but most are hammering. I have a hard time buying that this is the best thing to be doing the first week of practice with the state meet 11 weeks away.