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Where did that last rep come from?

Posted by thepeteplan on April 6, 2010

Back to the Danish intervals today as it’s been a while since I’ve done them. I had an enforced rest day yesterday as I’d been feeling tired and just lacking a bit of power on the erg for 2 days before. Not the best prep for the session either which was a 3+ hour drive back from my parent’s house with a stop for a McDonalds lunch at a motorway services. I didn’t expect a great deal from the session, so went with 750’s at the lower end of the Danish interval ladder.

12 x 750m / 2:30 rest:
2:29.7 / 1:39.8 / 30
2:29.7 / 1:39.8 / 30
2:29.5 / 1:39.6 / 30
2:29.5 / 1:39.6 / 30
2:29.3 / 1:39.5 / 30
2:29.2 / 1:39.4 / 30
2:29.1 / 1:39.4 / 31
2:28.8 / 1:39.2 / 31
2:28.6 / 1:39.0 / 31
2:28.5 / 1:39.0 / 31
2:28.5 / 1:39.0 / 31
2:20.7 / 1:33.8 / 34

9000m = 29:41.1 / 1:38.9 / 30

I knew as early as half way through the session that I was going to be able to do a fast last rep, it was just one of those days that it didn’t feel too hard. I had a quick look prior to the last rep back in my training diary to see what I’d done for the last rep on this session last time (1:37.2) so that I could try to beat that. It felt good right the way through the final rep. I started with 5 hard strokes then settled to 1:36’s, but on seeing I was still just under 1:35 average with 400m to go I picked the pace back up again to the end. If only every day could feel like this, but it seems the better I train the more lucky days I get.

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