My wife and I went to see Weezer outdoors at the Xfinity Center last night. Aside from a terrible warmup band, and a massive thunderstorm that pushed through right before they went on stage, it was a very fun night. We didn’t get home until nearly midnight, so I opted for sleep instead of rowing this morning.
I slept like a log and woke up around 9:30. After various chores and errands, I decided to keep things ticking over with another easy erg session. I’ll hit the time trial hard tomorrow on Quinsig.
Today, I wanted to turn down the power a bit to see if I could hit the endurance sweet spot. Very little HR drift, end HR below 155, and a lactate below 2.0mmol/l. I set up my meter, wet and dry towels and test strips. As Eminem would say…”It’s back to the lab again”.
- 3 x 20′
- 1:30 rests to accommodate lactate testing with minimal panic
- target power: 185W
- target rate: 19spm
- HR limit: 155
- Lactate tests after each 20′ piece.
Lactate test results were:
- 20′: 1.8 mmol/l
- 40′: 2.1 mmol/l
- 60′: 1.9 mmol/l
So that is the difference that 6 watts makes.
Tomorrow: 1k TT, plus starts, plus some other sprint pieces.