Still in San Francisco. I headed down to the fitness center around 7am. The training plan called for a 4×20’/1′ with a HR cap at 150. What I ended up doing was.
- 30′ on the elliptical
- 30′ on the stationary bike
- 20′ on the treadmill at 15% incline
- HR cap of 150. (I got no where near it)
My HR was remarkably low today. Maybe it was fatigue in my legs from the two treadmill sessions that was holding me back, but this felt like a lot more work than the HR indicated. I flirted with the idea of doing 3 x 30′, but I was running out of time and cut the last chunk down to 20 minutes
I am going to be trying to err on the side of going too slow for my long sessions versus pushing the pace, and HR up against the high side of the limits. I’ll get plenty of intensity on my hard distance days, I really just want to pile up easy meters on the other days. This will be a challenge for me.
Tomorrow: The plan calls for another hard 60′ session, but I don’t think I’ll be able to fit a session in. I need to drive down from San Francisco to San Jose and get there for a 9am meeting. I also have a customer dinner tonight that I won’t get back from until around midnight. It’s likely that sleeping with win over exercising tomorrow morning.
Then tomorrow night, I fly back home on the redeye. I’m hoping to do a good technique session on Friday afternoon.