Started with a 20′ lactate test as a warmup. Heart rate was very low and it felt very easy, but lactates were up at 2.4mmol/l. I was so confused that I retested and got exactly the same number.
Workout Summary – Mar 14, 2015
–_|_04858_|_20:00.0_|_02:03.5_|_185.8_|_19.5_|_126.6_|_ 58.6% _|_12.5_|_09.6
01_|_01218_|_05:00.0_|_02:03.2_|_187.2_|_19.6_|_110.2_|_ 46.9% _|_12.4_|_09.6
02_|_01217_|_05:00.0_|_02:03.3_|_186.7_|_19.6_|_129.3_|_ 60.5% _|_12.4_|_09.5
03_|_01214_|_05:00.0_|_02:03.6_|_185.4_|_19.4_|_133.3_|_ 63.3% _|_12.5_|_09.6
04_|_01210_|_05:00.0_|_02:03.9_|_183.9_|_19.2_|_133.8_|_ 63.7% _|_12.6_|_09.6
Lactate –> 2.4mmol/l
Not sure why the lactates were so high. My best guess is that I did not do this row first thing in the morning and I had a fairly large, carb loaded breakfast a couple of hours before hand, which can impact fat metabolism. Oh well. I will drop back to 183W for tomorrow and see what happens.
Anyway, on to the main event. I was not intending to push for a season best, and frankly, I didn’t even know what my season best was when I was rowing. I intended to set out at a 1:55 pace, but 1:53 felt pretty comfortable, so I went with it and gave myself permission to slow down if it got too intense.
I was in a nice groove and working really hard, but feeling like I could keep it up. I was working on sitting up straight and getting good back swing both of the drive and on the recovery. I counted to 24 strokes every minute and it kept me focused on the short term. I really didn’t think about how much further I had to go except when I passed the 1000m splits.
With about 3K to go, my HR was pretty high and I was feeling like I was close to the edge, so I tried to up the rate and ease up the pressure a little. I kept at it until I had 250m to go and then finished with a pathetic little sprint.
Workout Summary – Mar 14, 2015
–_|_10000_|_37:41.2_|_01:53.1_|_242.2_|_24.0_|_168.0_|_ 88.0% _|_11.0_|_10.1
01_|_01000_|_03:47.2_|_01:53.6_|_238.8_|_23.5_|_137.0_|_ 65.9% _|_11.2_|_10.2
02_|_01000_|_03:45.9_|_01:52.9_|_242.9_|_23.6_|_155.9_|_ 79.4% _|_11.2_|_10.3
03_|_01000_|_03:45.9_|_01:52.9_|_243.0_|_23.6_|_163.7_|_ 84.9% _|_11.2_|_10.3
04_|_01000_|_03:46.3_|_01:53.1_|_241.6_|_23.9_|_166.6_|_ 87.0% _|_11.1_|_10.1
05_|_01000_|_03:45.4_|_01:52.7_|_244.6_|_24.0_|_170.4_|_ 89.7% _|_11.1_|_10.2
06_|_01000_|_03:45.7_|_01:52.8_|_243.6_|_24.2_|_173.6_|_ 91.9% _|_11.0_|_10.1
07_|_01000_|_03:46.4_|_01:53.2_|_241.3_|_23.9_|_175.7_|_ 93.4% _|_11.1_|_10.1
08_|_01000_|_03:48.0_|_01:54.0_|_236.4_|_24.0_|_176.8_|_ 94.2% _|_11.0_|_09.9
09_|_01000_|_03:47.3_|_01:53.7_|_238.3_|_24.3_|_178.7_|_ 95.5% _|_10.9_|_09.8
10_|_01000_|_03:43.2_|_01:51.6_|_251.8_|_25.5_|_180.7_|_ 97.0% _|_10.5_|_09.9
So, I am really happy with this row. I feel a bit redeemed for the disaster of the 6K last weekend.
I finished with a 2500m happy ending cool down. Starting at 2:05 pace and slowing by 0:05 every 500m.
Tomorrow: A non-rest rest day. 5K lactate test and then a very easy 5K to keep me in the running for mud season madness.