I did not sleep well last night. I often have troubles on Sunday nights because I sleep in a bit on the weekend, but last night it was more related to the Half Marathon in the afternoon. I was totally wiped, but had trouble getting restful sleep. I guess it’s related to muscle soreness but I think there is another element to it.
I’m curious if other people have trouble sleeping the night after a really hard session?
This morning, it hurt to get out of bed. I was sore all over. My ass was particularly tender, but my shoulders and legs were stiff too. I decided that recovery was what I needed today, and so I decided on a very gentle session.
- 4 x 20′ / 1′ rest
- first 20′, 5′ @ 150W, 5′ @ 160W, 5′ @ 170W, 5′ @ 180W
- after that, gentle pace variations between 170 and 190W
- HR cap at 145 (top of UT2)
Mission accomplished. I did 2′ chunks of 170W/190W for the second 20′. Then in third I did 2′ chunks at 170/180/190/180/170/170/180/190/180/170. At the end of the 3rd piece I measured lacate –> 1.9 mmol/l. Surprisingly high for the low RPE and low HR.
I liked that one so I did it again in the 4th piece.
Measured lactate –> 1.8mmol/l
Tomorrow: I think I will probably take a shot at this months CTC.
It is 8 x 750 / 1′ rest. This is similar to the 3’/1′ session that did last week, but fewer reps and a bit shorter. I think I will start off at 1:47 pace and see where that gets me.