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Middle distance work

Posted by thepeteplan on May 4, 2012

I don’t seem to have done a great deal of training this week. My staple training session when I don’t feel like doing anything too hard is a 10km row with no warm up, just gradually speeding up as I warm up.

Tuesday:

10k = 36:58.9 / 1:50.9 / 24
2k splits:
1:53.4 / 24
1:52.3 / 24
1:51.3 / 25
1:50.3 / 25
1:47.1 / 26

Friday:

10k = 36:27.4 / 1:49.3 / 26
2k splits:
1:51.8 / 26
1:50.5 / 26
1:50.0 / 26
1:48.9 / 26
1:45.5 / 28

Starting stroke rate generally predicts the overall pace, as is evident from the two rows. No real difference in overall effort level, but 2spm higher throughout and the 10k is about 30seconds quicker. This is less than half the volume I should be doing in 4 days though, but sometimes there just isn’t time! As I tell the people I coach though, anyone can make 30mins a day to exercise, no matter how busy they are. Can you honestly say you don’t have a 30min period in a day where you don’t do anything useful? Watching tv, browsing the internet….

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