Still in Korea. I’m writing this in the KAL Lounge prior to my flight to Tokyo, and then on to LA.
I had a conference call at 2am local time this morning, I slept from 10pm to about 1:45, so almost 4 hours (plus almost 30 minutes in the car on the way home from the restaurant). After the call, I did some email and called some other folks to get some work going while I am on my flights. I wrapped this stuff up around 5:00 or so, and decided to head down to the gym.
The objective today was to do another marathon training session, this one is 3 – 20 minute intervals at different intensities. I decided to do them on the elliptical to avoid too much stress on my knees. I also didn’t really feel like doing this session on the bike.
Since the power ranges on the erg are not applicable, I did this session to heart rate. The HR cap is 167, so I wanted to stay under 150 for the MP piece, get my HR up in the mid 160s for the 10KP piece, and then choose a level between those two for the HMP.
This turned out to be level 17 (of 25) for the MP section, level 21 for the 10KP and level 19 for the HMP. The 10KP felt very heavy, like I was working in molasses, but it sure was hard work. My HR ended up a little below target, but not too far off.
The last 20 minutes felt like forever. I guess that’s the whole point.
I will now fly east, so I’m going to land at LAX about the same local time that I’m leaving behind in Seoul. I will probably hit the hotel fitness center Wednesday morning, but I might get ambitious and drop in at a local crossfit to use an erg for a 2×30′ MP session.