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Weekend off

Posted by thepeteplan on June 21, 2008

With 2 weeks left to the PP08 10k test, now seems like a good time for a full weekend off training. Yesterday was a very out of the ordinary training session during this 10k phase, and made a nice change:

Friday’s training:

2 sets of 8 x 250m / 1min rest, with 5mins rest between sets.

Set 1: 8 x 250m / 1R
1:29.8 / 37
1:29.6 / 37
1:29.6 / 38
1:29.0 / 38
1:28.8 / 38
1:28.8 / 38
1:28.8 / 38
1:28.8 / 38

2k = 5:56.6 / 1:29.1 / 27

Set 2: 8 x 250m / 1R
1:29.8 / 38
1:29.6 / 38
1:29.4 / 38
1:29.0 / 38
1:29.0 / 38
1:29.0 / 38
1:29.0 / 38
1:26.0 / 42

2k = 5:55.4 / 1:28.8 / 38

A nice change from the training routine, and will be a help in race preparation with the Evesham “golden mile” race the weekend after our 10k test.

Moving from the 10k test at around 1:43 pace / 34mins20 to a mile race at (hopefully) around 1:33 / 5mins will be quite a change. We will have 6 days between the two, so no real time to do any race preparation. What will be particularly interesting though is how fast I can row a mile off 10k training. If I can do around 1:33 pace (which will be the plan) that will be a great sign for later in the year. After the Evesham race we will progress through the 5k aimed phase 3, and onto the final 2k phase of training. I expect to pick up a couple of seconds on my 2k pace over that period.

The heat chamber trial at work is now over, so training can get fully back on track over this final 2 weeks. Over the past 2 weeks that has been 5 sessions in total of 80mins on the treadmill in the chamber.

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