Nov 17 2015
A national holiday today. Last event in my test week(s). The 10km run in Jehnice, three bus stops from my home. For some reason, I skipped this event in 2014, but this year I participated.
First, the kids run. Dominik came last on the 1000m which is a quite intensive run. The first 500m is a steep climb. Then a loop around the cemetery and then a steep descent. Robin was somewhere in the slower half of the 600m run.
Then the 6km. Lenka ran and finished 279th place but happy with the effort. 35 minutes and a few seconds.
The 1ok consists of a 1k segment, then two loops on Rakovec hill, and then the 1k segment again. Here is the Strava record of my run:
It’s nice to run an event with a few more Strava users. I set a personal record on the Rakovec – Koně segment. Also, I clocked 47.07 for the run, which is 41 seconds faster than two years ago. I ran negative split. Started to push the pace a bit on the first climb and passed quite a lot of people. Then relaxed on the descent and started to push the pace harder on the second climb. The climb is that Rakovec – Koně segment mentioned above. In the first loop I did it in 12:26, in the second loop I managed 12:03. My previous PR was 12:31. This is 2.6km with an average climb grade of 3%, 91m of climb in total.
In the afternoon I visited a local food market.
It was very nicely situated in an old rail cargo building. Good atmosphere. Nice food to taste.
VO2 Max vs Peak Power. The ideal is 40-45%. My value is 50%.
Anaerobic threshold vs VO2 max. The ideal is 80-85%. My value is 81%.
I didn’t do a test to determine aerobic threshold. The “Rowing Faster” book recommends a 60min to 75min full-out steady state row. Greg uses his power at 2.0 mmol. I am sure he can row a fater full-out 75 min steady state than the 195 W he uses.
The Jehnice run tells me I am in better general fitness shape than 2 years ago (or perhaps running a little more often). My anaerobic threshold vs VO2 max is in the right ballpark. I may be able to improve on my 6k a bit. Peak Power is too low and could be improved.
Conclusion: I am on the good path with my current training schedule. I expect that adding the strength training into the mix makes me row my 2k at a lower percentage of my peak power, which will make it a more sustainable effort. I hope to improve my 2000m score in the coming winter.
On the 6k I may or may not PB this winter but I should really try. 🙂