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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.

One Response to “My nemesis session”

  1. shirleygkn said

    If everything depended on it…..

    …you managed a great finish so I would imagine a better effort would have been maintained to reach your goal if that was the case.

    Ideally you wouldn’t normally be fatigued at the start of the session so I’d be happy with that effort Pete. Not every day brings ideal erging conditions, mentally or physically. Trying to make every session count at the moment is constant hard work, results aren’t able to be perfect every time.

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