So, as usual for a Sunday night, I had trouble sleeping. But I woke up before the alarm at 5:15 and headed off to work.
My standard endurance workout these days is a 4 x 20 minute session which is usually about 20km including some paddling during the rests. So, I thought I could continue my polarized training plan by adapting my normal endurance session by just doing a 1000m or so of cool down at the end. I was thinking that I could fit other more intense sessions into the basic HM format as well, since I have the tools I need to analyze the data afterward too. Perhaps I could call it the Polar Bear Challenge?
So today’s Plan:
- 4 x 20′ / 1′ paddle
- L4 format
- Power target: 10W x stroke rate
- Slow start at 16spm (160W)
- Aim for mid 190s for average power
- HR limit at 155
Again, with the magic of rowsandall.com, I can reslice the data into 10 minute blocks to see how accurately I hit my targets.
1 – 170 strokes, 170W
2 – 184 strokes, 184W
3-8 – 190 strokes, 190w
Workout Summary - media/20161114-135715-sled_2016-11-14T06-37-25ZEST.strokes.csv
So, generally 1 or 2 strokes over and a bit high on watts.
A few stroke metrics. Power versus rate, peak and average force versus rate and drive length versus time.
Tomorrow: 40′ erg and strength training.