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A warm up too far

Posted by thepeteplan on March 17, 2008

Today was the second day of my exercise in heat trial at work, and the first of the full length exposures. I was a little concerned when the guy in the chamber before me was brought out in a wheel chair after 55mins, and perhaps slightly more concerned when it looks like I might have the same condition as him the day before Basingstoke IRC. Therefore the trial today was 1hour 40mins of continous leg pressing (30 per min), wearing 4 layers of clothing, in 45 degrees C heat. Perhaps slightly too long as a warm up for an 8 x 500m?


Today begins the second cycle of my reintroduction to the Pete Plan, and therefore the first time I have repeated a session from cycle 1. Because I am taking part in the heat trial for 5 weeks I have decided it is too difficult to try and adjust the training to fit in with it, so I’m making the best of it and having to do my hard sessions pretty much straight after each heat trial.

1500m warm up = 1:56 / 23spm

8 x 500m / 3:30 rest:

1:32.7 / 36

1:32.7 / 36

1:32.7 / 35

1:32.7 / 35

1:32.8 / 37

1:32.7 / 37

1:32.6 / 37

1:32.6 / 37

Average = 12:21.4 / 1:32.6 / 36

The rate is a bit high because, quite frankly, I was pretty tired before I started. However, somehow it came out 0.1 faster on the average split than last time – half a second faster on the overall time for the 4k. I can’t complain at that with the lengthy warm up. I think pretty much every hard session in this cycle will be after the heat trials, and so when I do the harder exercise conditions the odd session may have to fall off the plan, I will see though.


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