Yesterday, I was focused on staying under the HR cap and I was OK with letting the rate slide around. Today, I wanted to work on hitting specific rates with good form.
- 6 minute rate ladders: 3’@18, 2’@20, 1’@22
- Work on crisp finishes and getting a good reach at the catch across the different rates.
- Try to stay in the aerobic HR zone.
I ended up working a bit too hard. I was chasing the splits on the r18 segments and really pushing the effort on the drive. I was lightening up on the r20 and r22 pretty well, but I really gave myself no relief in the r18 segments. I think I have too much muscle memory from the Rojabo workouts I was doing last fall. I need to work on maintaining perfect form and not put as much oomph into the drive when I row at r18.
I’ll loop back around to this workout again, but next time I want to get the avgHR down a bit.