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Recovering from the mile…

Posted by thepeteplan on October 2, 2009

I haven’t blogged my training in 5 days simply because there hasn’t been a lot of training to blog about. I had a slight lingering cold last week, and the hard mile race, inadequate nutrition and a 6 hour drive home was plenty to give my immune system the last kick it needed. I managed about 5 hours at work between Monday and Tuesday, and any visit to the gym would have been a bad idea. Wednesday I was starting to feel a lot better and did a steady 5k on the erg at around 1:52 / 24, plus a little time on the bike. Thursday a mixed cardio session including just 10mins on the erg, and a similar mixed cardio session today. I am being really careful to ease back into the training as a long period off with illness is the last thing I need this close to BIRC. I plan on a couple of steady distance erg pieces this weekend, then back into harder training from Monday.

The current plan includes a group training session a week on Sunday, and the idea for that session is the last pre – BIRC flat out 2k test (the only one too!). The idea behind this session is to go all out for a pb to take the pressure off BIRC, but that will depend whether I feel 100% recovered by about Wednesday, if not it will be a bad move to do a flat out 2k. The session will be with 3 sub6 ergers, and one guy going for his first sub 6:20, so some fast company. If I feel at least as good as I did pre Grimsby then a pb will definitely be on, as I’m certain I would have been under my 6:11.8 pb if it was a 2k last weekend, as that is 0.6 in hand on the pace with 391m to go, so the last 400m could have been down at 1:36 pace to still pb, and I wouldn’t have slowed that much! Having 2000m on the clock is a different mentality though, and it would take a fair bit of mental prep to get into the right mind set. It will be very exciting if I do feel good by mid next week to do a non competition 2k in that company, and I will put it on the line!

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