Monday, September 14, 2015

The pressure is on!



Coming in to the 4th week of training - a weekend plan that I failed to follow, again! I am close to finding out that I might have underestimated the lead time to train for a Sub-2.


Week # / Date
Distance
Ave. Time / km
% Heart Rate Ave.
Est fin 21k
Barley/Nov.'13
21.35
0:05:36
?
1:59:43
TGT/Oct. 24
25k
0:06:20
90%
2:38:20
TGT/Oct. 31
21k
0:05:55
90%
2:04:15
1 / Aug. 23
16k
0:06:44
88%
2:21:24
2 / Aug. 29
16k
0:06:22
91%
2:13:42
3 / Sept. 5
19k
0:06:51
84%
2:23:51
4 / Sept.12
20k
0:06:25
89%
2:14:45
5 / Sept.19
21k
0:06:30
89%
2:16:30
6 / Sept.26
16k
0:06:15
90%
2:11:15
7 / Oct. 3
18k
0:06:15
90%
2:11:15
8 / Oct.10
20k
0:06:15
90%
2:11:15
9 / Oct. 17
21k
0:06:10
90%
2:09:30
10 / Oct. 24
25k
0:06:20
90%
2:13:00
11 / Oct.31
21k
0:05:55
90%
2:04:15
12 / Nov. 7
21k
0:05:50
90%
2:02:30
D-Day Nov 15
21k
0:05:45
90%
2:00:45



I found 2013’s New Balance 25k and Sante Barley’s 21k race data and plotted them in my training plan in the hope to get the same output.  Given that I have been cigarette-free for a long time now, and the lead time to prepare for it, I think I’m on the right track.  All that’s missing is an actual race sometime in October to serve as a pre-race conditioning.

From the highlighted boxes above, I find the remaining weeks training plan a bit hard to reach.  Which is good because this is exactly the right mind set I’m supposed to have for me to focus.  I just agreed to do a bike ride with Jek to Antipolo this weekend.  A ride on tired legs will be good conditioning as well.

Going in to week 5 of training, tonight I have a company bowling tournament to attend to.  Reliving my previous bowling employment engagement before, the events that will happen tonight will have some damaging effect on my training – beer and late night rest might probably cancel my morning weekday run tomorrow, that will make me do successive active days to make up for it – an injury in the making.  Now let’s see how this goes.

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