10k – moderate effort
Posted by thepeteplan on July 6, 2010
10k = 38:08.9 / 1:54.4 / 20
2k splits (all 20spm): 1:55.2, 1:54.9, 1:54.6, 1:54.5, 1:52.8
Taking it fairly easy on this one, as I am with training in general this week. The first week back from holiday, when it’s been a big time difference and a lack of training, is always tough. I did train 2 days at the beginning of my time away and 2 days at the end, so only had 6 days off training completely in the middle. Physically, once I’m over the time difference I won’t have lost anything. The temperature at the moment, and perhaps more the humidity, isn’t conducive to very fast erg work anyway, so taking a week or two to get back up to speed isn’t a problem.
There is some interesting news starting to come out with relation to a positive drugs test for a fairly high level indoor rower, which I wonder whether it will have any impact on past competition results and records. The rumoured positive test was following a cycling event (there is no drug testing in indoor rowing currently), but the evidence points to it having been a long running thing. A real shame if this is the case.