Well, June and June were not my best months.
I had a bad stretch at the end of May (5/27 to 6/4) where I did very little training. This was allergies, injuries, work travel and a busy holiday weekend.
The rest of June was pretty good and my fitness improved. Until the middle of July, when life just got too hectic for me to stick to a training plan. I haven’t been in my fluid since July 11th. Since then I’ve done some coastal rowing, some biking, but I also had a work induced 4 day training hiatus. By the time last Friday rolled around, my fitness had declined to its lowest point since early June and was nearly as bad as it was when I was struggling with my SI Joint issues last fall.
I decided that it was time to simplify and the weather, in a perverse way, cooperated. The whole week was humid, with scattered thunderstorms so I spent the whole time on the erg.
July 23 – Monday: 4 x 20′ / 2′
Back on a static erg, so I wasn’t sure what split I could hit. Turns out it was 2:05. It was a great, relaxing row. I rowed with the rule that I couldn’t go past 145 in the first 20 minutes, then 150 for the next, then 155 for the last 2.
Workout Summary - media/20180723-2345260o.csv --|Total|-Total-|--Avg--|-Avg-|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg --|Dist-|-Time--|-Pace--|-Pwr-|SPM-|-HR--|-HR--|-DPS --|20211|88:00.0|02:10.6|167.3|18.7|145.6|154.0|12.3 W-|19253|80:00.0|02:04.7|179.7|19.3|146.4|154.0|12.5 R-|00962|08:00.0|04:09.5|043.3|12.6|137.4|154.0|13.8 Workout Details #-|SDist|-Split-|-SPace-|-Pwr-|SPM-|AvgHR|MaxHR|DPS- 00|04808|20:00.0|02:04.8|179.0|19.5|139.5|147.0|12.4 01|04798|20:00.0|02:05.0|178.6|19.2|147.2|152.0|12.5 02|04815|20:00.0|02:04.6|179.8|19.2|149.0|153.0|12.5 03|04831|20:00.0|02:04.2|181.2|19.4|150.0|154.0|12.4
Tuesday, July 24: 4 x 20’/2′
Same as Monday. Really enjoyable. Right intensity to get a good HR plateau. Looks like 180W is where I’m working from in a static erg.
Workout Summary - media/20180724-2210270o.csv --|Total|-Total-|--Avg--|-Avg-|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg --|Dist-|-Time--|-Pace--|-Pwr-|SPM-|-HR--|-HR--|-DPS --|20116|88:00.0|02:11.2|167.5|19.4|145.7|156.0|11.8 W-|19226|80:00.0|02:04.8|179.9|19.7|147.0|156.0|12.2 R-|00892|08:00.0|04:29.0|043.8|16.3|132.0|156.0|08.9 Workout Details #-|SDist|-Split-|-SPace-|-Pwr-|SPM-|AvgHR|MaxHR|DPS- 00|04826|20:00.0|02:04.3|181.1|19.6|138.8|147.0|12.3 01|04791|20:00.0|02:05.2|178.8|19.6|146.2|151.0|12.2 02|04810|20:00.0|02:04.7|179.8|19.8|151.1|155.0|12.1 03|04799|20:00.0|02:05.0|179.9|19.8|152.1|156.0|12.1
Wednesday – July 25: 15×3’/1′
Time for a little intensity. So, my favorite L3 workout in the world. I set an arbitrary pace target of 1:55, and that turned out to be conservative.
Thursday, July 26 – Travel Day
Up at 5am to head to the airport. I was taking a really quick trip to the San Diego. Basically get there in time for a set of meetings and then catch the red eye home at 8:30 in the evening. No time for training.
Friday, July 27 – Rest Day
I got home from the airport at 7am. I went to bed and slept until 10:30. Then straight into a quick set of meetings and then my wife and I took off to go to the cape for the weekend. Her job was to collect our sons plus one significant other. Mine was to do the shopping: food, booze, and delicious seafood. I got to the house around 6:30 and made dinner, seafood pasta and a big salad. I enjoyed a couple of beers instead of training on a full stomach. I’m thinking it was a good decision, but I still feel a bit guilty for not rowing.