I wasn’t looking forward to this session at all. A 5k hard session, which would be the longest I’ve tried to hold a higher rate (>20) in a while. I had no idea what pace to chase and initially I thought that I would be happy with a 2:00/ 500 but secretly hoped for a 1:58/500
I found it hard, but not extremely difficult. The higher rates are still uncomfortable and I find them hard to sustain using any sort of power. but this is why I’m doing the plan 🙂
- 2K warm up
- 5k hard
- 30 Minutes cool down
*I apologise for the huge row summary for the 30mins, I forgot to change the amount of splits :/
This was a repeat of Tuesdays training session. A half marathon capped at R18 and a max. HR of 150.
I found it a lot easier than Tuesdays session and managed to knock a few minutes of the total time.
I was not looking forward to todays session. I had no idea what to set as targets and past rows displayed my lack of power and speed at higher ratings.
That said – the pace was supposed to be close to 5k pace, which I guessed would be currently at abnout 2:00/500m (PB -1:46/500m). I think the next cycle should be a lot faster.
- 2K warmup- various pace and rating
- 5x1500m intervals with 5Min rest in between
- 5k Cooldown at R18 – HR restricted < 145
Sounds like a weird title but it makes kinda sense.
PP = PetePlan
W1 = Week 1
D2 = Day2
C1 = Cycle 1
This was a steady state row, I tend to favour the longer rows that reccomendedby Pete in his plan (hence the adapted version)
Target was a R18 HM at 2:07 (this was previously my usual bread and butter row). I had to keep slowing down both pace and rating to keep under the 150 BPM Heart rate restriction. The row was a little uncomfortable towards the end, but completed under 1:35:00.