Speed Work – 6 x 1 km Repeats
Today was fairly cool compared to what we’ve seen in the past week or two. By the time I got out to ride, it was about 5 degrees C. But while that is cool for pleasure riding, it is perfect for speed work, which was on the agenda today.
My goal was to do 6 one-kilometre repeats separated by a 2 minute walk break. My target pace per kilometre was 2:00, then 1:45, then 4 x 1:35. Here are our splits:
That fourth repeat where I hit a 1:30 pace, I was actually doing about a 1:33 pace when a truck hauling a trailer came up beside us. For whatever reason, Gamble decided we were in a race and kicked into another gear. Before I knew it, our pace was 1:22 per kilometre — 44 km/h. So even at a better-than-Intermediate-pace, he has enough in reserve to get faster if need be.
He cooled down very easily and was barely breathing hard at the end. We could have done another 2 repeats easily. I may want to aim for a 1:30 pace for a couple of repeats next time just to make sure he’s working hard.
Anyhow, it was a successful night. Extra oats for Gamble tonight!
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