Saturday: I briefly debated going rowing on Saturday morning, but between a forecast for rain, and the need for sleep, I decided against it. It was a good decision. I slept 10 hours and woke up feeling good! My wife and I had some errands to do, and we had a late lunch. By the time I had digested lunch and finished some grocery shopping, it was around 7pm before I got around to working out.
I wanted to do a workout with a bit more intensity, so I opted for my favorite wolverine plan L3 workout.
- 15 x 3′ / 1′ rest
- Target pace: 1:55
I have managed to do this workout sub-1:50 when I am in really good shape. I am not in really good shape. I am also not sure how well I do on faster workouts on the dynamic rower. Anyway, it was a target.
It started off OK, but by the time I got deep into the workout, I realized that I had started too fast. The wheels started to come off after the 10th interval and I just did the best I could the rest of the way. No handle downs, or form breaks, just slower and slower splits.
PM version of power
PM version of pace, considerably more generous than the interval summary below.
Workout Summary - media/20170423-0010230o.csv --|Total|-Total-|--Avg--|-Avg-|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg --|Dist-|-Time--|-Pace--|-Pwr-|SPM-|-HR--|-HR--|-DPS --|13682|60:00.0|02:11.6|192.1|25.1|163.4|181.0|09.1 W-|11661|45:00.0|01:55.8|227.4|24.9|163.2|180.0|10.4 R-|02040|15:00.0|03:40.6|068.5|26.1|164.3|180.0|02.0 Workout Details #-|SDist|-Split-|-SPace-|-Pwr-|SPM-|AvgHR|MaxHR|DPS- 00|00795|03:00.0|01:53.2|233.2|23.6|140.4|155.0|11.2 01|00792|03:00.0|01:53.7|236.9|24.1|150.6|160.0|11.0 02|00790|03:00.0|01:53.9|235.3|24.0|154.2|164.0|11.0 03|00792|03:00.0|01:53.7|233.8|24.2|157.5|167.0|10.9 04|00788|03:00.0|01:54.2|237.2|24.5|160.6|170.0|10.7 05|00790|03:00.0|01:53.9|234.5|25.5|162.8|172.0|10.3 06|00788|03:00.0|01:54.2|232.4|24.9|164.5|172.0|10.6 07|00784|03:00.0|01:54.8|233.1|24.7|166.8|176.0|10.6 08|00784|03:00.0|01:54.9|233.6|25.3|168.8|178.0|10.3 09|00772|03:00.0|01:56.6|228.1|25.9|170.8|179.0|09.9 10|00766|03:00.0|01:57.5|221.1|25.5|170.5|180.0|10.0 11|00758|03:00.0|01:58.7|209.4|24.8|169.5|177.0|10.2 12|00749|03:00.0|02:00.2|207.6|24.4|169.3|177.0|10.2 13|00762|03:00.0|01:58.1|224.0|27.0|171.5|179.0|09.4 14|00752|03:00.0|01:59.6|210.2|24.8|170.2|180.0|10.1
That was really hard! Glad I did it though.
Sunday: Up around 8 after a good nights sleep. Felt a bit stiff and sore from the workout the evening before, but I wanted to get a quick workout in before I hopped a plane to go to Seoul. I wasn’t really in the mood for an erg workout, and it was a nice day out, so I decided to go for a run. Nothing fast or fancy.
I did a loop that was about 7km. It took about 37 minutes. It’s been a long time since I’ve run outside. It felt very awkward at first, but I settled in after a few minutes. My knees started to complain a bit after about 4km, and the irresistible lure of home home made me speed up a bit at the end. My legs are nice and sore now.
I don’t think my knees could hold up to running on a regular basis, but I think I should try to do it a couple times a month. I really enjoy it and it’s great cross training.
Now I’m over northern Canada somewhere, with 8 hours or so until I get to Tokyo. I change planes and continue to Seoul.
I get in at 10:30PM local time. I will try to grab a short workout before I leave the hotel at 8am on Tuesday morning.