i posted about doing poorly at a race this last weekend.
since then i've been training as follows.
Sunday - 1.5 hrs of intervals, 4-5x at 5mins 10 min rest between and 3x sprints. The intervals were done at a heart rate range of 170-178. From a 5k computrainer assesment, the coach determined my LTHR is around 178.
Monday - Ran 6miles at 7mph (getting ready for half marathon). Did spinerval (4.0 muscle breakdown) session on trainer at home (50mins).
Tuesday - Ran 4 miles at 7mph.
Wednesday - Wanted to do intervals but couldn't get heart rate up to 170's and felt a little bit tired. Instead spun in zones 1-2 (150 and below) for 1:15 then went home.
Thursday - plan on 1.5-2Hr endurance ride, also run 4miles
Friday - Spin
Saturday - Group Ride
I plan on getting on the trainer tonight to see if I can get some more training in. In addition to the training I also commute to school, but it's only a couple miles, maybe 5 each way.
1) How does the plan look so far?
2) When I ride my intervals I'm basically riding it all out to get to the 170's is this normal?
3) I couldn't get the HR up to the 170's today, it was freakin' cold outside today, could that have held my HR down? I was pedaling really really hard.