YES! 10k PB - 36:51
Without any exaggeration, this felt like a whole new level for me, hard to explain, but I'll try
My last 10k PB effort of 37:05 was really hard, I did 248-250W for the first ca. 8k and then paced up, the second half was tough and I seriously thought about HD.
Today my plan was to stay >250W and have a fast finish to get sub37.
After about 4k I thought "this feels easier than last time, good sign" but thought the second half will get tough.
At 6k I waited for the pain to come, but no pain! It was taxing, but not more.
At 7k I thought "still no pain, OK, but don't risk the sub37 PB, so I only slightly paced up.
At 8k I was absolutely sure to reach my goal and paced up more, and the last k felt great, good pace, good rating and I didn't fall off the erg at the end
I'm so happy with this effort, but to be honest I think there was a good bit more possible, definitely sub 36:45 and maybe close to 36:30.
If this wasn't a "once in a lifetime form" day then I think all my 5k+ PBs can be crushed soon, today's pace was faster than my 30' PB and 16k for 60' are in reach I think, 15W less and 23' more is a fair tradeoff
Sorry for this long post, but the last few months were not very satisfying with both 2k and sprint prep ending bad, so joy is even bigger right now!
Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M
36:51.6 10,000m 1:50.5 259 1190 26
3:43.2 1,000m 1:51.6 252 1166 25
3:43.4 2,000m 1:51.7 251 1164 25
3:43.3 3,000m 1:51.6 251 1165 25
3:43.2 4,000m 1:51.6 252 1166 25
3:43.3 5,000m 1:51.6 251 1165 25
3:43.1 6,000m 1:51.5 252 1167 26
3:42.9 7,000m 1:51.4 253 1170 26
3:42.3 8,000m 1:51.1 255 1177 27
3:38.3 9,000m 1:49.1 269 1226 28
3:28.5 10,000m 1:44.2 309 1363 32