At Crossfit Anaerobic again this morning. I got there a bit later and there were very few people there. I dragged an erg over in front of a truly enormous boxed fan. Really it had to be at least 6 feet in diameter and it was right in front of an open exterior door. I had the most wonderful breeze for the whole workout.
- 1′ rests
- target power: 185W
- target rate: 19-20
- HR cap: 155. (actually, I was hoping to be at lower numbers at the end of each interval because I know that CV drift will tend to push me up through the whole workout. So, if I was above 145 at the end of the first interval, I was planning to drop the power down. Same thing if I was above 150 at the end of the second.
I was dubious about how I would do today because I was out late for a big dinner (beer, wine, grappa, steak, appetizers, dessert). I felt hot and sweaty all night long as my body tried to metabolize all of that, and I woke up feeling less than my best. But just the walk from the hotel over to the crossfit box improved my mood and attitude. It’s a beautiful morning here.
The workout turned out just fine. I tried to hit 185W as close as I could, and I paid attention to my HR. It stayed nice and low through the whole workout, rising slowly to a maximum of about 150 by the end of the last interval. The average power for the session was 186.
This afternoon I am flying back to Boston, arriving after midnight. I’m planning to sleep in a bit on Friday. I’ll do a fletcher warmup and a couple of 500s as a partial taper for the race on Saturday. I’m pretty excited. I’ve never raced in a double before. I think it will be a blast!