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Steady distance work

Posted by thepeteplan on June 27, 2011

Following a tough 30min row last Friday I decided that I needed to spend a period doing steady distance work in order to build my body and mind back up before going back in to hard distance training. In order of sessions from Friday through to Monday that has meant:

Friday:

30mins = 8340m / 1:47.9 / 24
5min splits:
1:46.1 / 25
1:46.3 / 25
1:48.4 / 25
1:49.1 / 24
1:49.1 / 25
1:48.1 / 25

Saturday:

10k = 37:34.4 / 1:52.7 / 23
2k splits:
1:56.1 / 22
1:56.1 / 21
1:53.2 / 23
1:51.1 / 25
1:46.9 / 26

Sunday:

10k = 38:41.9 / 1:56.0 / 21
2k splits:
1:58.9 / 20
1:58.8 / 20
1:55.7 / 22
1:55.5 / 22
1:51.4 / 21

Monday:

12k = 46:21.4 / 1:55.8 / 22
2k splits:
1:57.6 / 22
1:56.9 / 22
1:56.3 / 22
1:56.0 / 22
1:55.4 / 22
1:52.9 / 22

The 30mins on Friday was much harder than it should have been for the pace I set out at, and was simply unsustainable. This had to point to an underlying illness, or at least mental fatigue making it feel physically impossible. Whatever the reason I decided to spend a period doing steady distance work (with negative splits as and when I feel like it) for a week or three. So far a couple of 10ks and a 12k, and I doubt I will go much longer than this for the next 2 weeks while I have a lot else on my plate taking up mental energy and time.

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