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60mins = 16647m (1:48.1)

Posted by thepeteplan on June 15, 2010

With a day off work today it was a good opportunity for another 60min row, but this time pushing it a bit harder by negative splitting through the hour.

60mins = 16647m / 1:48.1 / 26
10min splits:
1:49.8 / 25
1:49.2 / 25
1:48.8 / 26
1:48.1 / 26
1:47.4 / 27
1:45.2 / 27

It felt good to be increasing pace throughout the hour, with a solid finishing average pace. Despite this obviously being somewhat sub maximal, there is still a long way to go before I’m back to my very best over this sort of distance, as the last 10mins today was at my 60min pb pace! Perhaps another aim for the summer should be to get the hard hour row back over 17k again.

Yesterday I didn’t have a lot of time or motivation for training, so went for a moderately hard 5k as a nice short, sharp session:

5k, aim 1:43.0 steady for 3500m then neg split a little.

5k = 17:07.9 / 1:42.7 / 28
500m splits:
1:43.0 / 28
1:43.0 / 28
1:43.0 / 28
1:43.0 / 28
1:42.9 / 28
1:43.0 / 28
1:43.0 / 28
1:42.8 / 28
1:42.7 / 28
1:41.6 / 28

A solid enough time when motivation was low, but I did expect to go faster over the final 1500m. I find that for hard middle distance pieces your head really has to be in the right place though, as without that you just don’t want to push it to the next level.

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