09 March 2010

1 Week from Bataan - Tuesday

Duration = 1:00:14
Distance = 2.90
Calories = 428
Max HR = 143
Avg HR = 131
Max Cadence = 67
Avg Cadence = 61

Tuesday: hill session
Equipment: Boots, shorts, tech shirt, & backpack (51 lbs)

Warm-up: 5:00 @ 3.0 mph
Main: 30:00 with HR in 125-135 & Grade=6% (Peak 3.0, finish 2.8)
Cool-down: 1:00 each 2.8, 2.5; 3:00 @ 2.0

In spite of the treadmill being very annoying with erratic speed control, there is much to like about this session. For this taper week, I did the full training weight and incline.

The comparison with 4 weeks ago is quite telling. Tonight, I went 16% further in 80% of the time carrying 13% more weight. I allowed my heart rate to peak a bit higher (143 vs 137) and the average was just a touch higher (131 vs 129). The biggest difference was that I was able to maintain nearly the same pace for the entire session. This makes me feel much better about the climb. This wasn't a particularly easy session and I don't expect the climb to be easy either, but I am more confident now in my ability to get to the top with good form.

I couldn't find the bodyglide I know I have, so I tested an expedient instead. I wrapped the hotspot with duct tape. This worked very well. The adhesive will have to wear off, but there was no additional damage noted and nothing noted during the session.

Looking ahead at the weather indicates that the low could be as low as 30 and the high in the mid 70s. There is currently very strong winds at the site. I will be bringing the gear I used in Iraq for the dust storms as a counter to the possibility of blowing dust.

Data:
Lap   Time    Lap Time  Max Avg Min Dist  min/mile  
A1. 0:10:02.1 0:10:02.1 143 118 90 0.502 19:49
A2. 0:20:00.0 0:09:57.9 137 132 124 0.502 19:52
A3. 0:30:01.5 0:10:01.5 140 137 134 0.502 19:58
A4. 0:40:20.5 0:10:19.0 141 135 129 0.501 20:34
A5. 0:50:32.0 0:10:11.5 141 137 129 0.503 20:16
1. 1:00:13.9 1:00:13.9 143 131 90 2.899 20:23

1 comment:

ilanarama said...

Eee! I hope you have a good time (and a good time :-) and I look forward to reading your RR.