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My nemesis session

Posted by thepeteplan on January 23, 2009

Does anyone else have a “nemesis” training session? One that you just never seem to get the right day to break through that barrier you have with it. Mine was today’s session. One that I don’t really do often enough, and never at the right time it seems, to break this barrier.

4 x 2k / 5min rest:
6:39.5 / 1:39.8 / 31
6:39.8 / 1:39.9 / 31
6:39.9 / 1:39.9 / 31
6:45.0 / 1:41.2 / 31

26:44.1 = 8000m / 1:40.2 / 31

The target is obvious, 4 reps all under 6:40. I’m training quite hard at the moment with Boston about a month away, and I felt fatigued from the start of the session today. The third rep felt pretty much maximal, but I have the temperament at the moment that every session must be completed, and I take each session one rep at a time. The final rep was tough, with a period actually pulling 1:45’s in the middle. I finished strongly (pulling 1:30’s in the final straight), so I do wonder what element is mental, and what physical. There is no doubt this was a physically very tough session, but if everything depended on it…..

Finished off with 50 Jamie’s and then just 5 one legged Waddell’s on each leg.

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