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Race simulation

Posted by thepeteplan on April 3, 2008

I completed the final session in the heat chamber for this week this afternoon, yet another 1hour 40mins of leg pressing. Only 3 more sessions to go next week and the trial is over. Straight from there to the gym for a short session, for which I decided to try out a race simulation for Saturday’s 2500m race.


1k warm up = 1:52 / 25

5 x 500m / 1min rest:

1:35.8 / 33

1:35.5 / 33

1:35.2 / 33

1:34.9 / 33

1:32.5 / 35

Ave = 7:53.7 / 1:34.7 / 33

The intention really was to do 1:36 for the first 4 reps, then go a little faster on the final rep. As it was, this felt pretty comfortable so I negative splitted each rep. My main target for Saturday will be to break 8mins (1:36.0), but going a bit faster would obviously be good.

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2 Responses to “Race simulation”

  1. Jamie Pfeffer said

    Very impressive, Pete. Leg pressing for 100 minutes — in a heat chamber — souds barbaric. But then to follow that (nightmare) with a 5×500-meter session, is, well, stunning. Well done. And good luck to you and your squad in the race.


  2. Nice Blog Pete. This may be very help full to me if I decide to train for next years Crash-b sprints….Ouch!!

    We included some erg in todays WOD

    Check it out when you get a chance.

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