In an episode of a podcast called “browshowpodcast” (which is really quite good and available on soundcloud), they talk about the difference between beginning of the week watts and end of the week watts. I feel like I experienced that today.
I did the exact same session as I did on last Wednesday in Shanghai and it felt a whole lot harder. Today’s session was the third day in a row of training and yesterday’s L2 workout was pretty intense. I also did the session on 18 hours of rest.
But anyway, I did the session and I’m glad.
The plan was the same.
- 4 x 20′ / 1′ rest
- rate / power
- 16 / 155
- 18 / 175
- 20 / 195
- 22 / 215
- rate plan
Target power for the 20′ sections was 165W and 173W. Stroke rates were right on. But the HR was a lot higher.
Here are the HR pie charts for today’s and last week’s session. The good news is that I spent longer in sub-UT2. The bad news is that I spent longer in AT and TR.
Gotta say, I am enjoying getting back to basics on this training.
Tomorrow: L3. 10K. According to the plan, an L# should be done at about 85% to 90% of 2K velocity. I am working off of paces for a 7:00 2K, so a 1:45 pace. 90% of that is a 1:56.6. 85% of that is a 2:03.5. I think I will aim at a target pace of 1:57 and see how it goes.