Sebestik Gun Lap 400
This workout is run
in honor of the Taylor Sebestik. Taylor was always a strong
really set his mind to be the one of our greatest 800 and milers.
had worked his way to being our top cross country runner as a senior.
ran in the 15's his senior year. Taylor was captain of his cross
team, most valuable runner, and the bulldog award winner his senior
In the winter of Taylor's senior year, his running partner Robert
and him ran extremely tough workouts on the track. The pair would
seen sneaking into the indoor track late on weekend nights just to
the best runners they could be. Taylor determined that he would
to have an amazing 60 second or better last 400 in his race to be able
run the 800 and 1600 meter times that he hoped for. So after the
intense workouts when everyone was finished, Taylor decided that he
had to run a 60 second or better 400. Even after workouts that
everyone full of lactic acid and sick to the stomach you would see
pick himself up and walk over to the starting line to run his gun lap
Taylor knew that he had to train both his mind and body to be
to dig down when he was at his most tired moment to run the final gun
in 60 or better. Taylor would step on the line and run a painful
lap 400. As a coach, it was both torture to watch and inspiring.
week Taylor ran these his body and mind adapted. Soon most of the
would run the gun lap 400. In the end Taylor qualified for the
prep top times in the 1600 where he broke 4:30. Taylor also went
to run the second fastest 800 time in our school history with a 157.0
was also fast enough to qualify him for State. His training
Robert Beach, drastically improved his time and finished the season
a 2:00 800 meter run.