Tuesday: 10 x (500 @ 22, 500 @ 18)

I got to sleep in to 6:30 this morning.  I had a dentist appointment, which was disappointing.  I was hoping that this would be the final session for my cracked tooth, but it has been sore, so they wanted to make some adjustments and hopefully have it calm down a bit before they put the final crown on.  I didn’t hate the dentist before this, but I might after!

I had limited time today, so it was good that it was a pretty short session

  • 10 x 500 / 2′
  • Cat V – Pace 1:58, rate: 22

Last week I did the rests at a Cat VI pace and it worked out pretty well, so I did it again today.  One big benefit is that it’s a lot easier to program the PM for the workout.  It’s just 500m intervals with 0′ rests.  Doing the “rests” at 2:05 pushes the workout up above the UT1 heart rate zone, but its a pretty short workout.  I am hoping that it will help improve my ability to clear lactate at aerobic pace.  It also gives me a chance to practice rowing with good form and reasonable pressure at r18.

I added one 500m interval at 2:06 at the start and a final cool down 500m at 2:20 at the end for a total of 22 intervals.

I felt like I was working pretty hard at the end, so I was curious how this outing compared with the same workout last week.  The answer…nearly identically.

Tomorrow:  3 x (5 x 500 @ 24 / 1′ ) / 5′.  Target pace 1:52.

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