I had a meeting at 8am, so no time for OTW or even a workout before work. I had a hole in my schedule around lunchtime, so I ducked into the gym to take a crack at the May CTC.
Being simple minded, I decided to just use 1 minute rests, and target faster than 1:45 for the long intervals and 1:40 for the short intervals.
I was doing the session on slides.
First up was a fletcher warmup.
Then into the main event. I felt a little panicky after the first rep, but then settled into a reasonable groove. I was disappointed to see the wahoo tickr having the same problem with tracking my HR in the later reps. I has happy that I survived the session. It was very hard.
So, 13:40.8, an average pace of 1:42.6. The pace for the long intervals was 1:43.6. The pace for the short intervals was 1:38.9, so I beat my totally arbitrary targets. (and I felt good about that)
I think in peak form, I could probably maybe do this at 1:40, but for where I am right now, I am pretty pleased.
Tomorrow: OTW, Steady state. Probably rate ladders again.
2 thoughts on “Tuesday: May CTC”
Tidy session. Difficult if you go out hard in this one. 777m would seem an awful long way on fried legs.
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I was pretty cautious. I tried to keep the rate up and the strokes nice and smooth. I was gassed at the end of each of the long reps, but my legs held out pretty well.