I’ve been ramping volume pretty hard since last week. I’ve put in a total of 93km since January 5th. I probably should have ramped more slowly, but I haven’t had any knee issues (which is pretty cool)
I know I need to show a little patience, but it really bugs me to be as slow and unfit as I am right now. Today, the plan was to row a nice, slow half marathon and keep my Heart Rate below a HR cap of 150. It did not work out that way.
I thought I would be able to hold a 2:05 split, which is just about the 180W. I held that for about 10K, but by then, my heart rate had cruised up to nearly 160bpm. I dropped the power down to 170W, then 160W (2:10), but my heart rate just stubbornly stayed up around 160. I didn’t feel too bad, and I had no trouble sustaining this level of effort, but seriously? That kind of HR for this effort is horrifyingly bad for me.
Workout Summary - media/20170111-1350080o.csv --|Total|-Total-|--Avg--|-Avg-|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg --|Dist-|-Time--|-Pace--|-Pwr-|SPM-|-HR--|-HR--|-DPS --|21097|89:01.0|02:06.6|172.3|19.9|153.6|161.0|11.9 W-|21097|89:02.0|02:06.6|172.3|19.9|153.6|161.0|11.9 R-|00000|00:00.0|00:00.0|000.0|00.0|000.0|161.0|00.0 Workout Details #-|SDist|-Split-|-SPace-|-Pwr-|SPM-|AvgHR|MaxHR|DPS- 00|01000|04:05.2|02:02.6|183.2|19.3|125.3|137.0|12.7 01|01000|04:07.4|02:03.7|184.8|19.9|139.0|143.0|12.2 02|01000|04:07.8|02:03.9|184.1|19.8|144.3|147.0|12.2 03|01000|04:07.7|02:03.8|184.3|19.9|148.1|152.0|12.2 04|01000|04:08.1|02:04.0|183.5|19.9|150.7|154.0|12.1 05|01000|04:08.2|02:04.1|183.2|20.1|152.8|155.0|12.1 06|01000|04:08.7|02:04.4|182.0|20.0|155.2|157.0|12.1 07|01000|04:08.9|02:04.5|181.4|20.0|156.4|159.0|12.0 08|01000|04:11.3|02:05.7|176.3|20.1|156.2|158.0|11.9 09|01000|04:12.7|02:06.3|173.7|19.9|156.9|158.0|11.9 10|01000|04:14.0|02:07.0|170.7|20.0|157.2|159.0|11.8 11|01000|04:15.9|02:07.9|167.2|19.8|156.8|157.0|11.9 12|01000|04:16.2|02:08.1|166.3|19.8|156.9|158.0|11.8 13|01000|04:17.1|02:08.5|164.7|19.9|157.0|160.0|11.7 14|01000|04:17.8|02:08.9|163.6|19.9|156.8|159.0|11.7 15|01000|04:17.6|02:08.8|163.8|20.0|157.8|159.0|11.6 16|01000|04:18.7|02:09.4|161.5|20.0|159.0|160.0|11.6 17|01000|04:18.3|02:09.1|162.5|20.0|158.7|160.0|11.6 18|01000|04:17.2|02:08.6|160.7|20.0|158.9|160.0|11.7 19|01000|04:20.7|02:10.3|161.9|20.0|158.7|160.0|11.5 20|01000|04:18.2|02:09.1|162.5|19.6|159.6|161.0|11.8 21|00097|00:24.6|02:07.0|172.1|21.1|159.7|160.0|11.2