WHAT WAS I THINKING……!?!?
WHAT WAS I THINKING…..?!?!
I have not written too many blogs of late as I have not had too much out of the ordinary to report and training sessions have been pretty tough going. Training has peaks and troughs and usually these phases pass fairly quickly, but this has dragged on a bit and became frustrating. However more recently I have seen a bit of an upturn and am hopefully on the way back. Today I was due to do 1 session this morning followed by 2 tomorrow (1 x erg and 1 x Watt Bike conditioning session), but due to a late client cancellation I thought I would double up today instead. Earlier today I had been surprised by how tough I found 4 x 2500m 28SR @ 1.39-1.41, but still fancied another outing.
I was slightly tempted to try to improve my CTC effort (10 x 60s on /60s rest…www.c2ctc.com) this month as it is the final day and lots of people have been posting their fantastic efforts. But in truth after earlier I was unlikely to improve so opted for tomorrow’s session which was along the same lines, but on paper looked less of a challenge – 4 x 60 on / 2m off. Repeat x 2 with 3 mins rest between sets. Aim was 1.25 splits @ 32-34 SR. WELL WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?! No less of a challenge at all. My heart was ok, but my legs were on fire. Wow! 1st set I just scrapped home, although I was rounded out on the split by the PM4. Kept to the SR, but knew in the second set I would have to up it to 33/34 have a chance of survival! After the first one I knew I was in trouble and questioned whether it was worth carrying on as I knew the split would fade. I chose to carry on in the hope that this temporary pain would pass and leave me better for the experience on another day when I was fresh – and I hate stopping, in fact I don’t do it because a few mins later you wonder why you stopped. Well I will wait to be convinced as the final 3 reps were horrible as I attempted to keep some decency to my score. wanted 1.25.9, but was just glad to finish! The morale of the story is don’t do two high intensity sessions close together and expect results, and never believe a session looks good on paper as it will hunt you down! The flip side is it has sparked me to write a blog, and I only have one session tomorrow now!