Tough week last week. Quarterly business reviews and lots of issues at work. I had time to train (mostly), but no time to write it all down. So, now I try to catch up.
Thursday: 3 x 20′ / 1′ Cat VI
I had meetings starting at 8 am, so I didn’t have time for 4 pieces. I settled for 3. Not much to report. It was a fine workout. Rock solid HR with basically no drift in the last 40 minutes.
Workout Summary - media/20180118-1245320o.csv
Friday: rest day
I was intending to workout. But I had to meet someone fixing my furnace in the morning, go to the dentist at noon, then get to work, and after work, meet a candidate for a quick drink. I had no time to train.
Saturday: 4-6 x (3′ @ 28, 7′ @ 18) / 1′
By all rights, I should have been fresh as a daisy, but I didn’t feel that way. My target paces were 1:48 for the r28 (Cat III) and 2:05 for the r18 (Cat VI).
I did the full set of PT exercises include the core work.
I started with a 2k-ish warmup, with bumps to Cat III pace.
Workout Summary - media/20180120-2006130o.csv
The main set was brutal.
Workout Summary - media/20180120-2005350o.csv
I wish I could say that these were getting easier, but they aren’t.
Sunday: 4 x 20′ / 3′
Again, I did the full set of PT exercises.
I decided to try out Zwift with painsled. It worked fine, but I managed to hang it up during my second 20′ piece. In terms of a workout, my HR was a bit higher than normal, but stabilized below 155.
First 20 minutes.
Second 20 minutes is missing. Here are the third and fourth.
I also did sets of 10 kettlebell swings during the breaks. I think I like the idea of adding a little bit of strength work to these easy days. As for Zwift, it was kind of cool, but I don’t see it being something that I do regularly.
Monday: Arother rest day. I got up at 3:30AM eastern to catch a 6:00AM flight to San Francisco. From there, it was straight into meetings and will finish up with a business dinner tonight. I’ll try to do a quick workout in the morning before my first meeting.
As for the featured image. I read yesterday that Antisocial Marmets live longer than socially adept Marmets. So, there’s a vote for being antisocial!