I borrowed the title from Michelle who is waiting for her Powertap so she can quantify her suffering:)
In indeed was suffering. I did exactly the same workout 3 weeks ago and I think that it was easier then than now. Maybe because I did 2 workouts in two days before today? Who knows, probably.
It was FTP workout, 6x10min w/ 2' easy and 4' easy btw. And it was indeed hard! But I liked it. In retrospective, of course:)
I again did in on a balcony and some neighbors saw me, they probably think that some nutcase has moved in.
210-220: P 214, C 85, HR 172
220-230: 224, 87, 176
210-220: 216, 86, 177
220-230: 226, 90, 181
210-220: 218, 87, 177
220-230: 229, 89, 182
210-220: P 215, C 85, HR 163
220-230: 227, 86, 172
210-220: 216, 85, 172
220-230: 227, 87, 176
210-220: 217, 86, 173
220-230: 229, 86, 176
HR was higher, which is not surprising since I was more tired. Those 3 days sitting on my butt and eating Starbursts probably decreased my fitness because even easy rides on Sun and Mon were kind of hard.
I also went to the pool today. I hate that pool. Hate.
Maybe I was just lucky with my MI pool because most of the time I was there alone and I could do all my workouts without any lane issues.
But this pool here, it is horrible. It was crowded, horribly crowded (20+ people) and all but 3!!!! were swimming breaststroke, chilling at the walls or in the middle ofthe lane etc. There is no way I can do intervals there.
Plus there are no lines at the bottom and nothing to see that I am approaching the wall. The wall is the same color as the bottom and it is very hard to see that you are approaching it, I had some very close calls and doing fast intervals will be kind of dangerous until I get the feel of how long it should feel to swim one lenght.
Good thing is that I can get in for free because my mom works for the city, but only in the afternoon. Maybe I will try to go there tomorrow late in the evening, maybe less people will be there...
I can also try in the morning (there should be less people because people are at work) but then I cannot get there for free.
Maybe I can try to do some hard intervals in the morning 2x/week and then easy flop swims rest of the days in the afternoons for free. I will see tomorrow how it goes in the evening.
I did 100m w/up, 3x500m with bands, 100m c/d.
1500m with bands, not too shabby:)
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