Monday: 4 x 15′ / 4′ (6′ @ 5kp, 9′ @ mp) – cut short due to time

Weather:  Lousy.  Low 50sF.  Steady rain.

I decided that it would be best to do my session inside, so I drove to work and headed to the fitness center.


  • 4×15′ / 4′ rest
  • 6′ at 5kp, 9′ at mp
    • 5kp target: 250W
    • mp target: 203W

I was very happy with how this workout went when I did it last weekend, and I was a little worried that it was a fluke.  Today would test the theory by trying to hold the same power.

To make a long story short.  It was fine.  Roughly the same HR response, Basically the same RPE.  I ran out of time after the last 6 minute segment, so I dug deep and pushed hard through the end of that segment.  I paddled for a couple minutes into the last interval to cool down.

I have to say that I like being able to stop a workout without finishing it.  In the rowpro days, I would have lost all my precious data if I had done that.

One other side note.  I have done about 5 or 6 sessions with the polar H7 and the PM5 on 3 different ergs and I haven’t had any issues with hangups or crashes.  I might give painsled another try with the H7.  I think my problems were related to the Tickr.

Otherwise, not much to report.

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Here is the workout compared to the one two weekends ago.

I’m heading to the airport in the afternoon for a quick trip to San Jose.  I will be coming back on the Tuesday night red eye.

Tomorrow:  rest day.

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