- Rate 19-21
- Pace: Sub 2:30
- HR Hard cap at 155
- Continue to work on crisp finishes
It was cold and grey this morning, about 45F. There was a breeze blowing upstream which started about 5mph and built to about 10mph by the time I finished. So, all my downstream splits were slow and my upstream splits were fast. I was able to maintain, on average about a 2:25 pace and keep below my HR cap. So, a little bit of progress.
I felt awful when I started and excellent when I finished, so I guess you have to call that a good day.
Notice the big slow down at the end of the third piece. That was the building headwind. The last bit was more exposed than the rest and I wanted to stay at the cap.
Also, notice the rate creeping up. I was trying to do that. I wanted to try to focus on taking lighter strokes as I went along to maintain the pace without bumping up the HR.
Tomorrow: Same thing as today.