Just deal with it

So, last report was back on Sept 11th when I had a lovely row at Crossfit Del Mar in San Diego.

Wed, Sept 12 – No training:

Early start to fly up to San Jose.  Meetings all day, business dinner.  No time to train

Thursday, Sept 13 – No Training:

Up early to catch my flight home

Friday, Sept 14 – 20 x 2′ OTW 1x:

In Newton, in my fluid.  Very light tailwind going down river.  I was able to fit in 5 intervals over the rowable part of the river (just barely).

I pushed the first set a bit too hard and struggled the rest of the workout, but it was pretty good fun.

          Workout Summary - media/20180914-1500310o.csv
--|Total|-Total-|--Avg--|-Avg-|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg
--|Dist-|-Time--|-Pace--|-Pwr-|SPM-|-HR--|-HR--|-DPS
--|14103|84:15.0|02:59.2|109.8|23.3|150.0|177.0|07.2
W-|08686|38:53.0|02:14.3|170.0|26.2|160.4|176.0|08.5
R-|05437|45:23.0|04:10.5|058.2|20.7|141.0|176.0|06.6
Workout Details
#-|SDist|-Split-|-SPace-|-Pwr-|SPM-|AvgHR|MaxHR|DPS-
01|00107|00:30.2|02:21.1|135.4|19.9|127.1|131.0|10.7 - wu
02|00473|02:02.4|02:09.3|166.1|24.9|140.3|159.0|09.3
03|00492|02:07.3|02:09.4|181.4|25.4|155.7|165.0|09.1
04|00467|02:00.0|02:08.5|159.3|27.0|161.9|169.0|08.6
05|00471|02:02.2|02:09.8|178.8|25.5|162.2|170.0|09.1
06|00242|01:00.4|02:04.9|208.0|28.8|157.0|166.0|08.3 - cut short
07|00447|01:59.2|02:13.3|178.8|26.6|154.5|170.0|08.5
08|00434|02:00.7|02:19.0|162.1|26.3|165.1|171.0|08.2
09|00434|01:58.5|02:16.4|196.6|26.8|166.9|175.0|08.2
10|00435|01:57.9|02:15.5|171.2|27.5|168.6|176.0|08.1
11|00413|01:52.7|02:16.3|177.8|27.1|168.5|174.0|08.1
12|00426|01:54.4|02:14.3|152.3|26.1|152.0|168.0|08.5
13|00449|02:00.0|02:13.6|170.1|26.0|162.6|170.0|08.6
14|00446|02:00.6|02:15.2|137.0|26.9|164.9|171.0|08.2
15|00440|01:58.6|02:14.9|169.5|26.3|165.1|173.0|08.5
16|00416|01:51.3|02:13.7|173.9|25.8|164.5|172.0|08.7
17|00424|01:56.8|02:17.9|156.8|25.6|151.2|167.0|08.5
18|00438|01:59.1|02:16.0|159.4|26.1|162.6|171.0|08.4
19|00406|01:54.0|02:20.3|184.9|25.7|162.7|171.0|08.3
20|00412|01:53.9|02:18.2|157.9|25.8|164.6|172.0|08.4
21|00414|01:52.9|02:16.4|187.0|27.1|165.7|174.0|08.1

Saturday, Sept 15: Failed 10K Dynamic:

I was a it worried about back to back hard workouts, but since I was flying out Sunday morning to Asia, I felt like I had no other option.  I was also stuck with doing it on the dynamic erg.  But, I figured if I just picked an easy target, I’d be OK.  I was wrong.

I started with a 2k warmup.  I included some arms and body only and some legs only to see what they felt like on the dynamic.  They felt vaguely boat like.

Then into the main event.  I made it to 6K and when the going got tough, I gave up.  I think it was lack of motivation, but I felt pretty lousy at the time.  When I hit 6K, I knew that I had another 16 minutes to go and I didn’t feel like I would be able to deal with the discomfort for that much longer.  I tried to get back on track, gave up again, then paddled along at a slower pace until there was 1k to go and then I pulled it back to target.  It was ugly.

-|Total|-Total-|--Avg--|-Avg-|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg
--|Dist-|-Time--|-Pace--|-Pwr-|SPM-|-HR--|-HR--|-DPS
--|10000|40:38.0|02:01.9|193.5|25.5|165.2|184.0|09.7
W-|10000|40:38.0|02:01.9|193.5|25.5|165.2|184.0|09.7
R-|00000|00:00.0|00:00.0|000.0|00.0|000.0|184.0|00.0
Workout Details
#-|SDist|-Split-|-SPace-|-Pwr-|SPM-|AvgHR|MaxHR|DPS-
00|01000|03:55.6|01:57.8|210.4|24.6|140.0|153.0|10.3
01|01000|03:58.3|01:59.1|206.8|25.1|156.9|159.0|10.0
02|01000|03:59.0|01:59.5|205.3|25.2|161.0|162.0|10.0
03|01000|03:59.8|01:59.9|203.2|25.2|164.6|166.0|09.9
04|01000|04:01.1|02:00.6|199.7|25.7|167.8|170.0|09.7
05|01000|04:03.1|02:01.6|194.7|26.0|170.8|172.0|09.5
06|01000|04:14.5|02:07.2|171.5|25.3|167.9|171.0|09.3 - hd
07|01000|04:17.3|02:08.7|165.5|24.2|167.6|172.0|09.6 - hd
08|01000|04:11.6|02:05.8|175.5|24.4|174.5|176.0|09.8 - paddle
09|01000|03:58.5|01:59.2|207.3|29.2|179.7|184.0|08.6 - rate up

That left me pretty much destroyed.

Sunday, September 16: No Training

Monday, September 17: No Training

I took off at 10:30AM to fly to Cebu in the Philippines.  The route was BOS–>YYZ–>ICN–>CEB.  Total travel time door to door was 26 hours.  I got to my hotel at 12:15am Tuesday morning local time.  So effectively, Monday just didn’t exist.  I managed to get about 2 hours of sleep on the long leg to ICN, and another 5 hours on the flight to CEB.

Tuesday, September 18th: ~50′ in the fitness center.

I managed to get another 3 hours of sleep at my hotel (after a couple of conference calls) and then got up at 5:30.  I was at the fitness center when it opened at 6 am.  I felt a bit ragged from the travel, so I didn’t want to do anything too ambitious.

I started with 20 minutes inclined march on the treadmill.  The time crawled by painfully slowly.  Then I bopped over to the elliptical.  I intended to program a 20 minute workout, but somehow ended up with 28 minutes.  That actually turned out to be a good thing because it gave me enough time to call home, shower and grab a quick bite to eat before I headed to our facility.

9-18

The place I’m staying is very nice.  Cebu is quite the vacation destination for Koreans these days.

2018-09-19 06.37.22

Wednesday, September 19:  It’s a mystery!

I flew out of Cebu at 9 this morning and now I am sitting in the airport in Osaka.  I get to Haneda around 7pm tonight and I might try to work out when I get to my hotel, or I might blow that off and get a beer.