I gained 30 pounds and I have a 2k soon dunno what to aim for: Help

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I gained 30 pounds and I have a 2k soon dunno what to aim for: Help

Post by shermanr21 » September 9th, 2018, 4:28 pm

I have undergone a bit of weight gain over this summer and no it's not all fat. I, in fact, I consider it an upgrade and am still a lightweight. long story short I was like pre-serum captain America last year pulling embarrassing times for the 2k. 7:58.5 to be exact and now I'm not the Hulk but compared to what I was but I now have no idea what I should be shooting for on my next 2k which is five days from now. Also, you should know that I attempted to pull a 7:39 but failed miserably just giving up with 550 meters left (although I was on track). I guess my question is how much of a PR should I aim for. A small ten second PR or a fat 30s PR. By the way my new 500m is 1:40.3 my one minute is 425 watts/320m. If there is anything I want to avoid is being humiliated because I chose to fast a pace. I pulled those new times within the last 50 hours. I weigh 137-41 now I weighed less than 110 a summer ago.

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Re: I gained 30 pounds and I have a 2k soon dunno what to aim for: Help

Post by lindsayh » September 9th, 2018, 10:43 pm

shermanr21 wrote:
September 9th, 2018, 4:28 pm
I guess my question is how much of a PR should I aim for. A small ten second PR or a fat 30s PR. By the way my new 500m is 1:40.3 my one minute is 425 watts/320m. If there is anything I want to avoid is being humiliated because I chose to fast a pace. I pulled those new times within the last 50 hours. I weigh 137-41 now I weighed less than 110 a summer ago.
too little information to be exact but a 30" PB doesn't happen in a few days and a good risk of "humiliation" if you go out too hard. A 10" is a big lump and much better idea. Plenty of time to get better - its a year long project. Head off at 1:58 pace at the best and see what you may have left once you get into the second half
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Re: I gained 30 pounds and I have a 2k soon dunno what to aim for: Help

Post by hjs » September 10th, 2018, 7:00 am

Do a test, just enough time.

Do a 4x1k rest 5 min. First rep use last years pb pace. From there go by feel, last rep go allout
Use the av. Outcome as your goal av. for your next test.

Do not fail this test, no matter what finish! Start not to optimistic, if you have some left use that in the last rep.
Use a drag and rating you use during the test.

And have faith! Beat that machine and the doubt in your head!
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