Concept2

I went to the gym on Monday with non particular plan in mind. I first stepped on the treadmill and decided to run and see what I came up with. After 4 minutes at 14km/h I was warmed up and made my decision. I decided to do an interval set for the remaining 16 minutes of my run and did a tough one:
4 mins w/u @ 14km/h
4 mins @ 15km/h
2 mins @ 16,4km/h
4 mins @ 15km/h
2 mins @ 16,4km/h
4 mins @ 15km/h
2 mins @ 16,4km/h
Short, but not an easy run.

I then decided that it was time I put my Concept2 ghosts behind me and climbed aboard for a 5km row. I decided that the only goal was to finish the 5k – time didn’t matter. The first 1300m were easy and pretty fast; a row in the low 19s was on the cards. One method making a subjective evaluation of the depth of fitness at a given sport is to measure the time it takes you to go from feeling good to feeling like it’s time to give up. On this particular day, that transition took about 100m. At 1300m I was feeling great, at 1400m I wanted to bag it at 1500m… I carried on and watched my watts go down like happy hour beers and climbed off the thing in pain.
Two days later I’m still feelig pretty stiff.

I’ll play about in the gym for a few more weeks and then I’ll start to structure my training again. I’m enjoying having no plan for the moment but missing my long runs.

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