Finally an indication that it’s not lost

I’m of course talking about my fitness 😉

This time it was the 6 x 1k intervals and I decided to measure up a 1k distance along the strip close to work where the ground is clean from ice and snow more often because of heating pipes.. Today the asphalt was visible everywhere, which gave me a quite good grip.

The session went fine and I’m very satisfied over the result. I even tried with a little negative splits :). Among other things I’m glad that it proves that I haven’t lost all of my speed during winter’s build up phase, but the fact that I feel fatigue coming at me like a lion at the last 200 meters of the 1k indicates that I’m not as fit as I were in November. I don’t feel a difference during long easy runs – only at speed. I guess that is normal, but still not too funny..

Detailed Garmin data

Day 8, sub 40 program
start with 6x1k R60 3min 45 to 3min50

Lap Distance Time AvgPace AvgHR MaxHR HR After 60 sec rest
1 1.0 3:49 3:49 167 173 118
2 1.0 3:48 3:48 170 192 119
3 1.0 3:46 3:46 177 201 134
4 1.0 3:50 3:50 179 193 132
5 1.0 3:45 3:45 174 188 134
6 1.0 3:44 3:44 177 186 128

Lol 😀 – In Garmin training center the 201 MaxHR at lap 3 (which by the way is higher than I’ve ever achieved at a max HR test) isn’t even visible. The highest HR is 195.3, which also seems like another dance step of the HR monitor by the short time it goes up and down without pace changing..

2 thoughts on “Finally an indication that it’s not lost”

    1. Nice to hear! Then I guess I shouldn’t beat myself up too hard just yet 😉

      Thank you!

      ps! You know I always believe in your coaching and advices, even if I sometimes seem to desperately think otherwise. It’s only my fears showing – and a way to get myself to dig in deeper..

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