What did I think? HM fail

I don’t know what I thought. After yesterday’s 8x750m I went to a big Christmas party. It wasn’t too wild and I actually returned home before midnight and in a reasonable state. Still, I could have predicted that today wasn’t the right day to do a Half Marathon PB attempt.

Especially when my HM PB is a quite sharp 1h22:47.

After a hard session.

I, who preach that training is about recovery.

But it was such ergo weather, a few degrees above zero and raining hard.

In the morning I made a PB plan. It started softly at 2:01, then 1 second per 500m faster on each km. Hitting 17km to go I would have to row 1:57 until the end.

I managed until 10km to go and between 10km and 9km, I didn’t lose too much compared to my plan. But seeing that my predicted end time oscillated around my PB time was quite demotivating. I like to build a big lead, then stay strong.

With 9km to go, I crashed.

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Workout Summary - Dec 12, 2015
--|Total|-Total-|--Avg--|-Avg-|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg
--|Dist-|-Time--|-Pace--|Watts|SPM-|-HR--|-HR--|-DPS
--|21097|86:20.0|02:02.8|189.2|23.9|167.6|181.0|10.2
Workout Details
#-|SDist|-Split-|-SPace-|Watts|SPM-|AvgHR|MaxHR|DPS-|Comments
01|01000|04:02.2|02:01.1|197.2|21.6|142.3|153.0|11.5|
02|01000|03:58.8|01:59.4|205.5|23.6|157.3|164.0|10.6|
03|01000|03:57.0|01:58.5|210.3|23.8|164.2|167.0|10.6|
04|01000|03:55.8|01:57.9|213.6|23.9|168.0|170.0|10.6|
05|01000|03:53.6|01:56.8|219.5|24.1|171.4|173.0|10.6|
06|01000|03:53.9|01:56.9|218.9|24.6|172.8|175.0|10.4|
07|01000|03:53.9|01:56.9|218.9|24.9|175.0|176.0|10.3|
08|01000|03:53.6|01:56.8|219.5|24.9|175.8|178.0|10.3|
09|01000|03:53.9|01:56.9|218.9|25.1|177.4|179.0|10.2|
10|01000|03:54.5|01:57.2|217.2|25.3|178.5|180.0|10.1|
11|01000|03:54.8|01:57.4|216.2|25.6|178.8|180.0|10.0|
12|01000|03:57.5|01:58.8|208.9|25.5|179.5|181.0|09.9|breaking
13|01000|04:07.4|02:03.7|185.0|24.7|172.8|177.0|09.8|broken
14|01000|04:08.9|02:04.5|181.5|24.3|171.0|173.0|09.9|
15|01000|04:22.9|02:11.4|154.1|22.8|165.9|171.0|10.0|
16|01000|04:21.4|02:10.7|156.8|22.7|160.8|164.0|10.1|
17|01000|04:02.1|02:01.1|197.3|24.5|170.7|174.0|10.1|trying to recover
18|01000|04:04.4|02:02.2|191.8|24.8|172.7|174.0|09.9|
19|01000|04:29.9|02:14.9|142.5|22.5|164.3|172.0|09.9|cooling down
20|01000|04:38.2|02:19.1|130.0|22.0|148.3|151.0|09.8|
21|01097|04:55.3|02:14.6|143.6|22.1|150.5|154.0|10.1|

I knew rowing down from 15k to go to 5k to go would be the hard bit. I managed just the first part of that hard bit. Then I rowed slowly until 5k to go, with the idea to take it up again in the final 5k. I managed for 2k, then crashed again and decided to go to cooling down pace.

Not really polarized training, but at least I emptied my tanks and gave my muscles something to think about.

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