Tuesday: Up at 4:45am and off to the airport to catch a 7:00am flight to San Diego. Arrive in San Diego around 11am pacific time. Meetings from 12 to 4:30, then an early work dinner. Back at the airport at about 7pm and on a flight back to Boston at 9pm.
I managed to get about 3-4 hours of fitful sleep on the plane. I arrived in Boston at about 5am and I was home before 6am. I crawled in bed and slept another 3 hours or so.
Let’s call that a rest day.
Wednesday: Up at 9:30, and straight onto the erg. I didn’t feel up to doing the more intense session scheduled for today, so I opted to do the Tuesday session that I missed.
- 4 x 12′ / 1’30”
- Cat V: Rate 22, pace 2:01
I had low expectations because of the quality and quantity of sleep that I got last night. My HR was a bit high, but I felt pretty good once I was going.
Workout Summary - media/20171220-1630300o.csv --|Total|-Total-|--Avg--|-Avg-|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg --|Dist-|-Time--|-Pace--|-Pwr-|SPM-|-HR--|-HR--|-DPS --|12529|54:00.0|02:09.3|197.4|21.8|147.4|161.0|10.7 W-|12020|48:00.0|01:59.8|203.8|21.9|147.6|161.0|11.5 R-|00512|06:00.0|05:51.3|070.6|20.1|138.2|161.0|08.4 Workout Details #-|SDist|-Split-|-SPace-|-Pwr-|SPM-|AvgHR|MaxHR|DPS- 00|03016|12:00.0|01:59.4|204.9|21.9|139.5|154.0|11.5 01|03001|12:00.0|01:59.9|203.9|21.8|147.2|155.0|11.5 02|03001|12:00.0|01:59.9|202.7|21.8|150.5|157.0|11.4 03|03002|12:00.0|01:59.9|203.8|21.9|153.2|161.0|11.4
Results were similar to past sessions of this type. A bit higher watts. HR in the same range. More consistent stroke rate. Interestingly, there is a significant increase in peak power for my most recent two sessions. This is coupled with a significant reduction in drive length. I think this is a sign that I am limiting the amount of layback that I am getting and spending less time dwelling at the finish. I’ll have to do a video to look at the comparison. but for now I think that this is purposeful. Time will tell if it is a good thing. I am doing it to be better in the boat, and to reduce the likelihood of re-injuring my back. I expect that it actually increases the amount of energy I need to expend to hold a certain pace.
I’d love to hear people opinions about this. It’s kind of a subtle point.
Tomorrow: 4 x (1500m @ 22, 500m @ 24) / 2′ Target pace: 2:00 for r22, 1:55 for r24