Saturday: 3 x 20′ L4 (Bliss)

Yesterday was a blur.  I got off the red eye at 6AM and I was bleary eyed and strung out.  I went home and tumbled in bed and slept until nearly noon.

After that, it was a bunch of work phone calls, mainly trying to figure out a bunch of travel coming up in the next few weeks.  There just wasn’t enough time to workout before my wife and I needed to pack up and head in to the city to celebrate my twin sons birthday (#23!).  A very frustrating day and a workout would have definitely helped my mental outlook.

Today, nothing would stop me, and I had new toys to try out.  I’ll put up a separate post, but today, I compares ergdata, ergstick, and painsled today, along with giving my new PM5 a maiden voyage.  I was in data heaven.  But we’ll get to that.  First the workout.


  • 3 x 20′ L4 format
  • 10W per stroke
  • 2′ rests to let me change which toy I was trying.
  • Try to keep peak HR in UT1 range.  Try to keep average in UT2

First 20 minutes, I used painsled.  No luck.  This was all I got from painsled.

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I’ve emailed back and forth with the developer and apparently, this is not an error that any other users are seeing.  Oh well.

Here’s the results using the old fashioned method.  The stroke sequence was

  • 2′ @ 18, 2′ @ 19, 2′ @ 20, 2′ @ 19, 2′ @ 18
  • 1′ @ 21, 3′ @ 20, 3′ @ 19, 3′ @ 18


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Nice low HR.

Then over to ergstick for another 2×10′.  This time, I did 2 of the 1×21, 3×20, 3×19, 3×18 sequences.

Ergstick provides a CSV output that I quickly adapted my ergdata worksheet to use.  Here’s the result of that.

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So, pretty easy stuff.

Finally, over to ergdata.  And a carbon copy of the prior 20 minutes

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And of course with ergdata, you can seamlessly sync to the logbook, so boom, here’s the summary.

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What an enjoyable workout.  Just about the perfect intensity.

Tomorrow:  4 x20′ – All on erg data.



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