Level 1=easy (HR 90-130 BPM)
Level 2=moderate (HR 130-155 BPM)
Level 3=steady state (HR 155-170 BPM)
Level 4=interval (HR 170-185 BPM)
Level 5=Race (HR 185-195 BPM)
Level 6=Overspeed (HR 195-205 BPM)
*Levels are different for everyone.
Now because last week was an intensity block, we focused mainly on Levels 4-5. Monday we had two interval session. Monday I didn't feel great and I think I was still tired from the Steamboat Stage Race. On Tuesday we had planned to have a nordic combined competition, but due to bad weather, we got the day off. I really need the rest. The competition was moved to Wednesday. We jumped the HS140 and roller skied a 10k down in Soldier Hollow. My jumping was ok but not where I need to be. I hadn't jumped the HS140 since Springer Tournee, so I didn't really know what to expect. I surprised myself with an ok jump. The roller ski race went well. I started about 10 seconds behind Taylor Fletcher, Adam Loomis, and Bill Demong, but couldn't reel them in. I wasn't feeling great but I had improved my time from the previous time trial so I was happy about . Thursday was another double interval day. We did running intervals with poles up the Canyons Ski Resort. Friday I did running steady states on my own at the Olympic Park. I haven't been running very much, so it felt good to change up the training. Saturday was another day of intervals and they went really well. We finished up the intensity block on Sunday with a 10k hill climb near Heber. I had never done it before but I had heard it was a very hard time trial. I was feeling good and skied very well finishing with the 3rd fastest time behind Brett Denney and Taylor Fletcher. I was really happy with the way I finished the week.