I had intended to take today as a rest day, but I was feeling antsy. So, I decided to do a recovery/endurance session and keep it really tame.
- 3 x 20′ / 1′ rest
- slow start: 5′ at 2:15, 5′ @ 2:10
- rest of the workout at 2:04 and r18
- Measure lactate at end of workout.
Workout Summary – Oct 18, 2015
–_|_14432_|_60:00.0_|_02:04.7_|_180.4_|_17.9_|_126.8_|_ 58.7% _|_13.5_|_10.1
01_|_01131_|_05:00.0_|_02:12.6_|_150.0_|_16.4_|_105.0_|_ 43.3% _|_13.8_|_09.1
02_|_01167_|_05:00.0_|_02:08.5_|_164.8_|_17.2_|_118.3_|_ 52.7% _|_13.6_|_09.6
03_|_02424_|_10:00.0_|_02:03.8_|_184.7_|_18.5_|_128.2_|_ 59.7% _|_13.1_|_10.0
04_|_04855_|_20:00.0_|_02:03.6_|_185.5_|_18.1_|_127.8_|_ 59.4% _|_13.4_|_10.2
05_|_04855_|_20:00.0_|_02:03.6_|_185.4_|_17.9_|_132.1_|_ 62.5% _|_13.6_|_10.4
Lactate reading at the end: 2.0. I have done this exact session the last three Sundays. Each Sunday has been the day after a race, so my level of fatigue should be roughly similar. Here are the lactate measurements
- October 4th: 3.2 (182W)
- October 11th: 2.2 (184W)
- October 18th: 2.0 (185W)
Looks like progress to me. It is really strange to me how long my HR needs to be to keep below 2.0mmol/l lactate, but I like the trend that I am seeing. So, I’m going to keep inching the power up a watt at a time and measuring lactates at the 60 minute mark.
Tomorrow: It looks like it is going to be about 30 degrees in the morning and I don’t really feel like freezing my ass off. So, I think I will go erg at work. Probably a 4 x 20′ endurance session.