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Seattle training camp

Posted by thepeteplan on April 8, 2015

It has been a little over 2 months since my last blog update. As I said in the last entry at the end of January my time has been dominated by work travel over the past couple of months. Australia and South Africa ticked off two new continents I had never visited before, but each trip had a busy work schedule that didn’t allow time for training whilst away. The odd week break isn’t a huge deal, I get more affected by the travel and time changes, and this requires some time for recovery. I’m now on a week’s R&R in Seattle, which doubles as a bit of a training camp. Having just arrived back home from South Africa 4 days before flying here it has been a push to get back into reasonable training form.

The “good thing” about jetlag, especially when you’re 8 hours behind your own time zone, is that you end up getting up really early. This gives a good opportunity to get your training done first thing in the morning. I’m not a big fan of training straight out of bed, but it is effective time management in this situation. It just gets progressively harder as your body adapts to the time change.

I started off with a couple of fairly comfortable 10km rows on days 1 and 2. Then a couple of interval sessions on days 3 and 4, before a schedule enforced rest day yesterday. Onto a harder 30min piece this morning as a good intensity all the way.

A couple more training days here before heading back home at the end of the week, then just 4 days at home before the next work trip!

Friday 3rd: 10k = 37:13.9 / 1:51.6 / 25

Saturday 4th: 10k = 37:19.4 / 1:51.9 / 24

Sunday 5th:
4k = 14:31.6 / 1:48.9 / 27
4min rest
3k = 10:47.6 / 1:47.9 / 27
3min rest
2k = 7:06.2 / 1:46.5 / 28
2min rest
1k = 3:17.9 / 1:38.9 / 32

Totals = 10km / 35:43.4 / 1:47.1 / 28

Monday 6th:
1250m = 4:00.1 / 1:36.0 / 34
5min rest
500m = 1:35.0 / 35
3min rest
250m = 44.4 / 1:28.8 / 39

Tuesday 7th: REST

Wednesday 8th: 30mins = 8334m / 1:47.9 / 27


One Response to “Seattle training camp”

  1. Very true what you wrote about the “good thing” about jetlag. I usually end up training at 5am or earlier when I am in the US for business.

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