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Train hard evening session

2 Sep

Cardio

Treadmill run:

11.07  minutes – 2.5km

Building from 12km/h up to 16.5km/h, followed by a 2 minute cool down at 6.5km/h

Peak heart rate – 198bpm

Recovery time – 3 minutes

Recovery heart rate – 198-172 / 10 = 2.6 – needs some work sadly!

 

Weights

Shoulder press resistance machine:

9kg x 10 x 3 sets

Leg press resistance machine:

79kg x 10 x 3 sets

Lat pull down:

32kg x 10 x 2 sets

33.1kg x 5

34.2 x 5

Converging chest press resistance machine:

11kg x 10

18kg x 10 x 2 sets

Train as you mean to go on …

24 Aug

So, I got back into the gym today!

It’s been quite a while since I hit a gym (aside from TRC’s gym, of course – although that’s been a couple of weeks too!)

 

Cardio

Treadmill run:

11.12 minutes – 2.5km

Building from 10km/h up to 16km/h, followed by a 2 minute cool down at 6.5km/h

 

Row:

9.13 minutes – 2012m

2.16.6 avg/500m

18spm avg

Weights

Tricep pressdown with cable:

10.2kg x 10 (reps)

7.9kg x 10

5kg x 10

 

Shoulder press resistance machine:

4.5kg x 10

9kg x 10

14kg x 3

 

Leg press resistance machine:

59kg x 10

66kg x 10

73kg x 10

79kg x 10

 

Bent over row with dumbells:

10kg x 20

 

Bench press with dumbells:

8kg x 20

 

– I have to admit, I left the gym feeling rather smug after seeing a guy’s jaw drop whilst I used the leg press – each time I increased the weight he looked rather surprised!

Despite not having lifted weights for a couple of months, I feel like I can carry on not far from where I left off. Although I’ll be honest, the erging didn’t feel as easy as it has before – however I didn’t have the best shoes on for it, and found myself pushing with my heels instead of my toes – nowhere near as effective.

Next gym session I shall push for 5km as we are now entering winter season, and so we’re back to long, long erg sessions!

Train Hard : Road to Henley!

5 Jun

It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve been on an erg, as the last few weeks have been used for race prep, with lots of mid-week outings, however on the road to Henley, the training is getting ramped up further!

Tonight’s work was 2 x 5km pieces, rate 18.

It hurt!

Weight : 58.6kg

Piece 1

Time : 22.00.1
Average Split : 2.12.0
Average Stroke Rate : 19
Watts : 152
Calories : 302

Piece 2

Time : 22.37.2
Average Split : 2.15.7
Average Stroke Rate : 18
Watts : 140
Calories : 294
 

A good 37 seconds slower in the second piece, after a five minute break – understandably so though!

Train Hard : 2km Testing – Round 2

13 May

It’s been a couple of weeks since the last test, and we’ve had races and camp in between, but here it is – my results from tonight’s 2km.

Time : 8.00.1
Average Split : 2.00.0
Average Stroke Rate : 28
Weight Pre-testing : 56.1kg

Split breakdown :
0-500m : 1.55.4
500-1000m : 2.00.4
1000-1500m : 2.03.0
1500-2000m : 2.01.3

 

Building on the last 2km, I had a plan and I tried to stick to it, but I found myself stupidly pushing at the wrong times.

I went off hard and quick in the first 100m, to get myself a good head start and got my split down to 1.50.0, however as I then eased out to get a consistent pace I aimed for my previous split of 1.58.0 and failed to stick at it and couldn’t keep my rate high enough. I just didn’t have the energy in my legs or glutes to push harder, and my arms wouldn’t move any quicker.

I’ve lost a kilo since the last test, I hadn’t eaten much today and last week I had come down with the start of a virus – I’m hoping this may be the reason I just couldn’t find the energy to push for more.

As I finished the test my cough kicked off again, and I could feel a lot of gunk loosened off in my chest.

I’m a little annoyed with myself – I’m not going to lie! I’m far to competitive not to be! But having said that, it’s not an awful time in the grand scheme of things, it would have just been nice to get it a little lower – it’s only a difference of 4.4 seconds on my last test, and I have missed the last few erg sessions as I keep running myself in to the ground! I’m still trying to master the art of balancing all angles of life!

Annoyingly though, heart-rate-wise I recovered quickly, and more importantly it didn’t just give up mid-erg!

Sports Tracker Workout Results for 2km testing

Train Hard : 2km Testing!

15 Apr

So it’s been a quiet couple of weeks – I’ve finally shifted the cough, and I’m back on it.

I’ve been working on the weights, but not been doing so much on the ergs due to work commitments, so I knew tonight would be a good test run. I’ve missed a fair few of the lactic tolerance sessions, so going into the test I was feeling pretty nervous! Plus, all of the indoor work I’ve done in the last 3 months have been on the RowPerfects – which makes getting the rate up much easier than on the ergs as you have the weight of the machine to push off from.

We warmed up with a few 200m bursts over 10 minutes to find our limits, and then straight into it after a couple of minutes break.

And to cut a painful 7.55 short, I finished it!

Time : 7.55.6
Average Split : 1.58.6
Average Stroke Rate : 31
Weight Pre-testing : 57.2kg

Split breakdown :
0-500m : 1.50.7
500-1000m : 2.01.6
1000-1500m : 2.01.9
1500-2000m : 2.01.4

So, a good benchmark to work from, and I certainly learnt a lesson from it!

The aim of a 2km is to go off quick, find a good pace and settle for the middle 1km, then bring it back up to the same speed as the first 500m for the last split.

In my case, I hit it far too hard in the first 500m – I think as low as 1.42 – and so couldn’t pick it back up at the finish.
Although I did well to keep consistent and not let it drop any further!

Given the level of fitness I thought I had before I went into it, and not knowing what to expect, I’m not at all disappointed with my time, and more importantly I’m looking forward to smashing it in the next test!

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