Had my first proper "dying on my arse" interval session today, i.e. first time I've set out at a pace which proved to be a little ambitious!
4 x 1k, 5 mins recovery. Paces: 1:40.6, 1:41.1, 1:42.1, 1:43.5 (ouch!)
Still, it's all good learning, and the average pace was exactly the same as my first interval session less than three weeks ago, 6 x 500m with same recovery, so I guess that's progress. I was still shaking getting in the shower.
OK, who stole Muttley?? Seriously, it looks like I'm talking to myself here. Has he been deleted?! Sod it, I'll carry on then...
Had a cold most of last week, so stupidly or not decided to play catch-up this week with a couple of back-to-back quality sessions. My best speed interval session yesterday, first one with every rep quicker than 1:40 pace. 8 x 500m (3.5 mins recovery), average 1:39.7. Cold sort of lingering but legs were fresh. Happy with that.
Then today, felt like I'd recovered well enough so did a 10k TT, 36:27.3 (pace 1:49.4). Hard work but maintained very even pace/stroke (29/30). Will aim to get one more longish interval session in this week, possibly a 2k TT at the weekend, then it's taper till the competition on Saturday week.
I'm definitely gonna keep this caper going after the race. Cracking bit of exercise it is!
Stick at it Phil ... someone has cast an invisibility cloak over me. Hopefully the normal helicopter-tail service will be resumed shortly.
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