Over recent weeks I have found it hard to put together a good run of training. On Saturday morning I tried to do some repeat 2k ergo's as a session and managed a warm up 2k of 8:51.4, a firmer 2k of 7:39.2, and a final tired 2k of 9:49.0. The three of them felt like very hard work, and I had nothing really to give in the third 'warm down' effort. It really felt like I have a long way to get back to fitness.
Tonight I tried the same sort of session and managed:-
2k 1- 7:40.6 - aver. 1:55.2/500m
2k 2- 7:37.4 - aver. 1:54.4/500m
2k 3- 7:36.8 - 1:54.2/500m
2k 4- 9:31 - warm down
I felt much better tonight, although clearly I have a lot of work to do. I hope to do a similar session once a week to work on stamina and the mental toughness of repeating fixed race plans. Its kind of a plan...