Wednesday’s workout was another one of the basic types from the Eddie Fletcher Marathon Plan.
- 3 x 20′ intervals
- Pace Targets:
- 1st interval: Marathon Pace
- 2nd Interval: 10K Pace
- 3rd Interval: Half Marathon Pace
- 2′ rest between pieces
- HR Range: 80% to 90% of HRMax (149 to 168)
These pace targets are defined by the plan from estimated current 2k pace as follows:
Just like the step down workout from Tuesday, I aimed at the top end of the range and ignored the HR limits. Again, I successfully completed the workout, but it was extremely difficult. I had some kind of a hangup on painsled during the first 20 minute piece, so I didn’t get any data for that one beyond the picture from the PM. Form that you can see that I held 199W (vs a target of 195W), and that my HR was about 82% of HRMax at the end of it.
The second and third intervals were extremely challenging.
I had an astonishing 11:45 with my heart rate above 95% of HRMax. Looking back at it today, I have no idea why I didn’t quit, or at least slow down.
So, next time, I’ll be aiming at the bottom of the ranges.