Tuesday, August 28 – No Training
I flew out to San Jose on Monday night, and I was hoping to get a workout in on Tuesday morning, but I felt pretty lousy in the morning and decided to just shower and get into work early.
Wednesday, August 29 – 20 x 2′ / 1′
I was out of bed at 5:00AM and I drove over to Norcal Crossfit. I was on an erg by 5:30. The plan was to try out my new short interval workout. Today’s version was basically an easier version of the 15×3′ workout that I’ve done for a long time. That workout is 45 minutes of work and a total of 15 minutes of rest. This one is 40 minutes of work and 20 minutes of rest. The idea is to be able to push the pace a little harder and then match it the next time I do the 15×3′ version. I was on a static erg.
No denying that the workout was tough, but I didn’t have any doubt that I was going to make it. The erg had a weird startup glitch. It didn’t seem to register the first stroke that I took and then the second would show an incredibly low split. It made the average split start off really fast and then bleed down to the actual pace that I was doing. My initial thought on pacing was 1:53, but as it turned out 1:50 was a better idea.
I enjoyed the workout. I’m looking forward to doing it in my boat.
Tomorrow: Back to NCFit. A nice easy steady state 3 x 20′ session.