Feb 24 2018
I didn’t have time to blog, but I did train.
Fifty five minutes of swimming. Good recovery workout. There weren’t many people in the pool on Monday morning, which was nice. This was originally planned for Wednesday, but I had a business dinner on Monday evening, so I chose to move the 5x1500m erg workout to Wednesday.
5x1500m/5min. A classical Pete Plan workout.
Workout Summary - media/20180220-1921420o.csv
I was aiming for “1:52 or better” and had to play concentration games to manage that. The best intervals were the third and fourth ones, where I managed to accelerate slightly and see many 1:50 pace strokes around the 1200m to go point. In the final interval, I was too tired to manage anything else than staying slightly ahead of a 1:52 average pace.
Any plans to work out went out of the window because of a 8pm conference call. I hate it when my calls line up in such a way that I have 1 hour or 30 minute breaks, which are just too short to do anything.
Now I had a choice to do either the Wednesday workout (steady state) or the Thursday one (4x2km). I chose the steady state, thinking that it would be a better time investment with regard to preparing for the season.
I limited the row to the minimum to make my training plan happy. I wasn’t feeling to well and there is a flu going around at work, so I didn’t want to go too deep.
Friday, Sprinterval day. I worked out my training plan for the next 9 days, and because next week ends with a business trip to Finland, I have to pack the high intensity erg workouts in the beginning of this microcycle.
I am coming out of a threshold training block, so it’s been a long time since I have done sprintervals and I wasn’t really sure what to expect. This session of 20x45sec/75sec is supposed to be rowed at a pace from which you can still accelerate, so not full out. I tested this by going faster every fifth interval.
The interval stats don’t work too well for these short intervals, but I was at 340W average for the “easy” intervals, and above 400W for the “hard” intervals. It was very well manageable. The final sprint was a full out one. It shows that I had something left in the tank.
So that was the week in summary. One missed workout. One run which was short because of time pressure. A few pretty good sessions.