I did the 5 x 2k session for the 3'rd cycle today. Overall felt good, I even think I could have done 1 more 2k session at the end. I thought it would be far worse because I woke up feeling like cr*p and the feeling persisted throughout the day.
I believe I paced myself better this time. There aren't significant differences between 1'st & 2'nd kms and between sessions like in previous 2 cycles.
Anyway, breakdown below:
- 1st 2k; perceived effort 2/5
km1 -> 4m:18s @ 165 bpm avg
km2 -> 4m:17s @ 174 bpm avg
- R1 -> 90s; 145 avg bpm and 128bpm right at the start of 2'nd 2k
- 2nd 2k; perceived effort 3/5
km1 -> 4m:16s @ 168 bpm avg
km2 -> 4m:18s @ 175 bpm avg
- R2 -> 90s; 145 avg bpm and 128bpm right at the start of 3'rd 2k
- 3rd 2k; perceived effort 3/5
km1 -> 4m:19s @ 168 bpm avg
km2 -> 4m:20s @ 176 bpm avg
- R3 -> 90s; 148 avg bpm and 129bpm right at the start of 4'th 2k
- 4th 2k; perceived effort 3/5
km1 -> 4m:20s @ 169 bpm avg
km2 -> 4m:22s @ 175 bpm avg
- R4 -> 90s; 149 avg bpm and 128bpm right at the start of 5'th 2k
- 5th 2k; perceived effort 4/5
km1 -> 4m:21s @ 168 bpm avg
km2 -> 4m:19s @ 177 bpm avg
I haven't told you, but after last cycle's long run I felt some discomfort at the big toe of my left foot. More precisely near the left side of the toenail, around where the toenail starts to grow. The area sometimes seems swollen very little and also has a light reddish tint.
During the easy runs I sometimes feel like a burning sensation in that area. It doesn't hurt if I press with my finger on it.
For example, today, prior to the 2k session I did a 1k easy run for warmup and I felt the burning sensation again. It didn't bother me during the 2k session, except a little bit on the 4'th 2k.
Because of this, I'm thinking of skipping the long run and have 2 consecutive days of rest and maybe do the long run on Sunday or Monday. Or maybe some cycling if it won't rain.
What do you think?
P.S. Sorry for the long post. Hope you didn't get bored :-)).
I sent you a PM with the activity and also a reply to your questions regarding my form.