I haven’t done a speed session since my aborted 2K time trial 9 days ago. Since then I have missed a bunch of days training due to illness and travel. And even before that, my training was pretty disrupted for the two prior weeks. Basically, I blew my chance to peak.
That brings us to today. I did nice steady state sessions Saturday and Sunday, and today, it was back to my normal schedule. Up at 5:15AM, and working out in the gym first thing.
With too little sleep and a short turn around time after my session yesterday afternoon, there were a couple more excuse codes that I can draw on for today’s session.
Looking at some of the early CTC results, it looked like folks could do it at 2K pace or maybe 2K – 2. So, I was hoping that I could hold a 1:40 pace.
So, how did that work out for you Mr. Smith? Not well….Not well at all. But we’ll get there in time.
I started with a fletcher warmup, which showed alarmingly high heart rates
Then in to the main event. I went out trying to hold 1:40 in the first rep and it hurt. A lot. I was barely recovered by the start of the second rep, and blew up half way through. I reset to a target of 1:43, just to get a score into the CTC. The rest was uneventful, but quote taxing.
I was pretty well shattered after that. I did a 2K cool down and staggered to the locker room.
I think I will give this one another try later this week, maybe on Thursday. I think I can probably pull off a 1:41 or so given the right attitude.
Tomorrow: 3 x 20′ L4