Tuesday, June 29, 2010

MAFailure

Tonight was our second MAF test. The goal is (obvs) to improve, but since my HR crept up a little too much last time, I expected my overall pace to be a leeeettle slower than last time.

However, I was NOT expecting my overall pace to be nearly TWENTY SECONDS per k slower than last time. Surely I haven't gotten quite THAT much less fit? And surely my MAF pace isn't now what my "steady" pace has been recently? Did inhaling second hand smoke really improve my performance THAT much?

I feel fine, and felt fine during the workout. My MAF interval workouts have been going well, as has training in general (apart from cycling,which has been inside and a bit lacklustre). So what is going on??

Time to eat my jaffle, watch some Glee, email Coach and wallow in my MAFailure grump.

7 comments:

Rachel Harris said...

Oh no!!!! I did mine tonight too, and averaged 7 seconds a km quicker than last month. I thought of you several times while I was running, wondering whether you'd done another test. I have to admit I was a bit nervous that I was going to go backwards. Sounds like something is not quite right with you (perhaps it was the lack of mariujuana trackside this time?!). So sorry you experienced a disappointing result. Chin up - I'm sure you'll get to do another one next month. ;-)

Kate said...

Wow- congrats!! That is an amazing improvement!

Lucinda said...

You didn't fail, just a blip. Wait until next month.

I heart glee!

ActiveEggplant said...

I say don't fret about a sub-par workout this time around. Use it as extra motivation to nail it the next time you do the MAF!

Westy said...

Rach is just showing off

Westy said...

Have e-mailed you Kate... feel free to post my ramblings :-)

Lisa (bakebikeblog) said...

oh no! Stay positive .... I find that generally after a 'bad' session etc it is immediatley followed by a 'great' one!!!