Originally Posted by wmmk
Also, how hard do those 5k's feel? Your HR's sound pretty low for ~20 steady-stade workouts. I try to get into the 175-185 range when I do bike or erg pieces around that length, but ymmv. Perhaps I just have a weak heart...
nice splits. the 5k's were pretty easy. i'm adding more volume/intensity each week unless it doesn't feel right (e.g., instead of this week's 2x5k @ 2:00, next week i'll do 2x6k at 1:55 or sth) so that'll get my HR up a lil more. not that much higher, though. the 2x6k (lvl 3) is supposed to be steady state, i.e., below the anaerobic threshold. this week is capped at 6 ergs + 2 lifting sessions (will slowly increase to 9 ergs/wk if my body can handle it): mon- lvl 3 tues- lvl 1 wed- lvl 3 thurs- lvl 2 fri- lifting, lvl 4 sat- rest sun- lifting, lvl 4