Nov 11 2015
A normal day in the office …
First a group photo with the Honeywell Aerospace Advanced Tech Group. This group started in 2006 and will soon celebrate it’s 10th anniversary. I joined in 2007 and I am leading one of its departments (about 50 people). From 1 person in 2006 to 150 people, located in Prague, Brno and Toulouse, in 10 years and still growing!
After the picture taking I had to rush back to work, to the airport in fact, for ongoing flight testing.
Today was just picture taking and talking to the team for me. Tomorrow I will fly … yay!
Doing a test week in the fall is a good thing, and I already did the “1 minute test”. What’s left is a 2k test and a 6k test.
Originally, my schedule called for another very useful steady state session, but today I decided to be a bad boy and ignore the training plan. 6km testing OTW has been a staple for me in September and October, so in the evening I sat down, did a warming up of 2k with a few bursts, plugged a few pace boats into RowPro and set off to row the 6000m.
Workout Summary - Nov 11, 2015
01|00500|01:52.4|00500|01:52.4|246.5|26.7|147.7|166.0|10.0|09.2|ahead of PB schedule
02|01000|03:44.3|00500|01:51.9|250.0|26.8|169.7|172.0|10.0|09.3|2 seconds ahead of PB
03|01500|05:36.0|00500|01:51.7|250.8|26.8|173.6|176.0|10.0|09.3|3 seconds ahead of PB
08|04000|14:53.9|00500|01:50.7|258.0|28.2|183.8|184.0|09.6|09.2|4 seconds ahead of PB
09|04500|16:45.8|00500|01:51.8|250.2|27.9|184.0|185.0|09.6|09.0|3 seconds ahead of PB
10|05000|18:39.7|00500|01:53.9|236.8|27.9|183.0|184.0|09.4|08.5|2 seconds ahead of PB
11|05500|20:33.6|00500|01:53.9|236.7|28.4|183.0|184.0|09.3|08.3|2 seconds behind PB
12|06000|22:28.3|00500|01:54.7|231.9|28.8|181.7|183.0|09.1|08.1|9 seconds behind PB
Until 1500m to go I rowed at the edge of breaking my PB. But to break a PB, one needs to be fresher than I am after a long working day and having done 90 minutes of endurance work the day before. Perhaps I also need a bit more pace discipline.
This time a year ago, I did a slightly cowardly 23:00.0. Happy I can crank out a 1:52 pace 6k now.
The 2k will have to wait. I may row it on Sunday or Monday. Tomorrow I will travel to Toulouse, returning Friday late. On Saturday, I promised to run with the girls. It will be a reconnaissance run for an event that we will partake in on Tuesday. They will run the Ladies 5k. I will run the 10k. It’s a hilly run close to my home, and the girls should do it once to pace it.