hjs wrote:le grand fromage wrote:bisqeet wrote:for me - its actually getting on the rower and doing one. Don't know why, but the thought of doing a 2k TT just daunts me everytime.
Hi Dean, this may help. An extract from my old blog probably explains it better but it's the reason why I warm up by 'doing' a sub maximal 2k
".....and together with something that I’d read in Jason Leonard’s book just before my hols, I’ve come up with a plan.
Back in the early 90s, the then England Rugby manager Geoff Cooke, came up with a plan to nullify the effect that the Welsh National Anthem seemed to have on teams visiting Cardiff Arms Park. He played it to the players morning, noon and night in the week leading up to the match until they became sick of it, “aversion therapy”, was Jason’s term for it, so come match day it would have no effect on the players which come match day it duly did.
To try and overcome whatever the mental barrier I seem to have given myself on a 2kTT, I’ve now changed my warm up routine so instead of my usual 5 minutes at paces around 1:52 I’m now going to do a structured 2k. The plan being that rowing fastish 2ks 6-8 times a week, as a warm up, will nullify whatever ails me mentally, come race time. Started back with a 1:52/1:48/1:44/1:40 per 500 warm up, with a plan to drop the paces gradually over the coming months. Can’t see it doing much harm in any event and it only adds a couple of minutes and a few extra metres to the session."
But still you lack the effort, doing 2k plus 30 seconds is easy, not the 170 plus string , but doing one at 95% effort is needed.
A bit early in the training prog to be doing anything like that Henry as I've not a clue what 100% is atm. However, later in the week I've a 3x2kR3 planned with a 1:40ish 2k inbetween a couple of 1:44s which should give me some idea of where I'm at