Reel it the Pace

My pecs are still pretty sore to the touch, but my other sorenesses are mostly gone. Not feeling anything new from yesterday’s 150 squats, which is a surprise. Took a nap around 4:45 and then was out in the garage after 7.

Year of the Engine – Interval

4 Rounds

  • 5:00 Row
  • 1:00 Rest

During the foundation phase (first 12 weeks) of the program I held a sub 1:50/500m pace for 4x 1k with 1:00 rests and 6x 1k with 1:30 rests. Going for 5 minute intervals is an extra 1:20 of work, so I knew the 1:50/500m pace could be a challenge. I hadn’t done shit else today, so figured I might as well go for it.

I felt good during the first three rounds. In the early parts of round four I could feel my posterior chain getting tight and lose power. I significantly started to fall off pace in the middle of the round, to the point where I was seeing a 1:55 on the monitor and my average pace ballooned to 1:50.7. Luckily I had enough left to turn on the nitrous in the last 90 seconds and bring my average pace back down. My distances were 1,365 – 1,366 – 1,365 – 1,365m. It was another sweaty one, with the temperature still being above 80°.