I’ve been a bad boy. I haven’t done any formal fitness testing since December of last year. It’s time to get an idea of where I stand as the OTW season ends and I need to plan my winter training. There are four tests to perform
On Thursday morning, I decided to do the 20′ test. To make things consistent, I do these tests on a static erg.
I’ve done 2 20′ tests before. In October of last year, I pulled 244w. Then in December, I had improved to 259w. I hoped I was in similar shape to December, but I really had no idea. I set off a little faster than that and hoped for the best.
I did a 2k warmup and got down to it.
I broke a little bit past the half way point with a couple of ugly HDs. But I got back at it and kept pulling. My avg splits popped up from a 1:49 to a 1:51 and it was just a matter of hanging on to the end. I think if I had started a bit slower, I would have ended a lot faster.
In any case, even with the hiccups, I managed to equal my December mark of 259W. Which I was delighted with.
Workout Summary - media/20181018-1216000o.csv --|Total|-Total-|--Avg--|-Avg-|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg --|Dist-|-Time--|-Pace--|-Pwr-|SPM-|-HR--|-HR--|-DPS --|05429|20:00.0|01:50.5|260.9|25.3|164.5|178.0|10.7 W-|05432|20:00.0|01:50.5|260.9|25.3|164.5|178.0|10.7 R-|00000|00:00.0|00:00.0|000.0|00.0|000.0|178.0|00.0 Workout Details #-|SDist|-Split-|-SPace-|-Pwr-|SPM-|AvgHR|MaxHR|DPS- 00|01106|04:00.0|01:48.5|270.2|25.4|143.6|161.0|10.9 01|01095|04:00.0|01:49.6|265.9|25.4|164.4|168.0|10.8 02|01055|04:00.0|01:53.8|245.5|24.5|169.0|171.0|10.8 03|01080|04:00.0|01:51.1|254.8|25.0|169.5|174.0|10.8 04|01096|04:00.0|01:49.4|268.3|26.2|176.0|178.0|10.5
I did a slow 2k cool down and headed for the showers.
2 thoughts on “Thursday: 20′ test”
Reminds me I could do a 6k erg test if I wanted to.
I think it’s a good time of year for testing.
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