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The cruel winds of western Sweden

The day for 2k intervals. Most of the ice has melted now, it’s only still there at some specific places (like on the only way to my commuter train station, where I almost every day fall on the nose). On those places it’s very slippery since the ice now has a wet surface because of the plus degrees. But.. On most places on the ground there’s like I’ve written before, only gravel, leftovers from the tending of the snowy/icy winter earlier this season.

However, the season has now brought us a somewhat windy existence, which disturbed my running today 🙁

With tailwind it went ok, of course, but unfortunately the least head wind took the edge of me. It was a huge struggle keeping the pace up. Why then? I think it’s because of the fact that I’m not strong enough to tackle those cruel winds.. They weren’t that tough, but even a little was tough enough for me, I’m afraid. And the tailwind didn’t support me enough to gain what I had lost.

But.. I still think it’s a descent session, so I’m satisfied 😉

In the table below I specify what type of wind that I had during each lap. There were not much of slopes anywhere that made much difference.

Training – 2k intervals

I started with some minutes of warm-up running. Then I stretched and started with my intervals. Afterwards I had 6 minutes of cool-down and wrapped it up with a little more stretching

Detailed Garmin data

Day 3, sub 40 program – 2nd round
start with 5x2k R90 (3.55 to 4.00 per k)

Lap Distance Time AvgPace AvgHR MaxHR HR aft. 90 sec Wind
1 2.01 7:56 3:57 164 184 104 Tailwind
2 2.00 7:57 3:59 173 192 122 Headwind
3 1.99 7:56 4:00 176 187 129 Headwind
4 2.00 7:53 3:57 178 191 139 Tailwind
5 2.00 8:00 4:00 181 191 127 1st half Hw, 2nd Tw