Friday: Taper 2 x 500

At work on the model C with PM5 and ergdata.

Fletcher warmup.   Felt hard this morning.

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Then 2 quick 500s. Target pace was 1:38, r32.  Got over excited in the last rep.

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Then a normal 2K cool down.

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So, a confluence of events have led me to decide to scratch from the Crash-Bs.  The big thing is that I will be on a business trip all next week and there are a bunch of things I need to take care of this weekend.  I can’t afford the time to spend most of Sunday at the arena.

So, instead, I think I will do 2K test on my own tomorrow afternoon at home.  I’m a little bummed out, but I think it’s the right call.

Based on the 4 x 1K on Tuesday and these 500s in the taper, I think I am good for something around a 6:40.  I think I will target a 1:40 split at r30 and see if I can speed up at all through the last 1000m.

I will try to stick to a reasonable workout schedule next week on the road, but I will be in 4 cities in 4 days.  Then the following week, I will do assessment tests (1 min, 6K, 2-speed) to see where I stand.  Then I will transition to a base aerobic block.  Next major events are in Late June and early July.  These are 1K OTW sprints, so I will follow the same basic periodized progression to them.  Base, then distance threshold, then 6 to 12′ intervals, then sprint and peak power training.  I will map out the plan next week while I sit on planes.

 

 

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