GT set off two groups on the kids 500m bike track – 3/4 doing 500s, 1/4 doing 1km. I arrived late which meant this was an unplanned bricks set. Almost immediately, I realised the quads had zero juice mainly a hangover from yesterday’s 35km of cycling (double commute plus added hills).
Suffered a fair bit today out front without the help of my usual companions. Some bloke (Johny?) kept sprinting 200m then fading 800m. Seems like a bit of a rookie training strategy.
#1 was difficult at 3:20 and my fatigue never dispersed. The key was to improve and hold pace and so that’s what I did. Sub’ed the 1:50 odd rest for a 500m float as GT called out a 5:20 cycle time.
My guess of 1km splits: 3:20, 3:16, 3:10, 3:10, 3:10, 3:12.
The floats felt around 4:10 pace, thereabouts.
Short 1km warm-down making 10km all up. Left the park as HuRTS were commencing 800s. Struggled with a measly 5km trip back to CBD on my bike.
Many thanks to Greta and her team for the company!
Lunch – failed attempt to swim at ABC. Goggles in hand, pool pass in pocket but could not find a way into the Domain due to NYE celebrations. I was out anyway so went out to Rushcutters Headland and back for an easy 10km. 20km for the day.
Solid way to end 2015. It’s been a great year and the next post will be a recap.