The original plan was for 15 reps at 1:50. I pushed through the first 10 reps a little bit ahead of target, but I was digging deeper than I wanted to right from the start. I wasn’t feeling all that great, I was have some digestion issues and frankly, I was in a pretty crappy mood as well. Anyway, it all added together and I had an “aw screw this” moment after the 10th rep. I took an extra minute of rest and then tried to get back on track. But less than a minute into the 11th rep, I gave up on it.
So, I’m disappointed in myself for bailing instead of finishing the session at a slower pace. But, it’s just a single workout and I was pretty obviously working hard. Tomorrow is another day. I was physically shattered afterward. I sat on a bench in the locker room for about 10 minutes with a towel over my head waiting to feel better.
Tomorrow: 4 x 20′ / 1′ rest Lazy Man’s L4.
Saturday: 10K threshold. I should be able to beat my PB. My PB is 36:33, which is a 1:49.7. Using the Free Spirits Pace Predictor and plugging in my HM and 60′ results, I get a predicted time of 36:23 (1:49.2 pace). So, it will be close, but possible. It also predicts that I could do 8325m for 30′, which would also be a nice improvement over my current 8266m PB. I guess that could be a project for next week.
This week is also the final week of my Long Threshold mesocycle. Next week I move to the long interval mesocycle, mainly at 6K pace or faster for the HIT workouts. So far, the plan is working. My long distance times have never been better. I should really try to find the time and grit to do a FM. I’d probably do pretty well on that too.