I turned off my alarm last night and decided that if I woke up, I would go rowing. If I didn’t, I wouldn’t. I slept until around 9 AM, so I skipped the trip to the river.
With everything that is going on right now, I am having trouble getting really psyched up to workout. Maybe I am I just going through a phase or something. But, I am not my normal eager self. I think the best thing to do is to tone it down, work on technique and try to have some fun.
Today, after running around, buying a new grill, beer and groceries, I headed home and assembled the grill, finished mulching the garden and moved the remaining mulch off to the edge of the yard. I discovered that I had a good hour before I need to get ready for some dinner guests we were having. Just enough time for a quick session on the erg.
I want to keep doing the Cross Team Challenges. I feel bad that I am active for 6 months of the year or so with my virtual rowing team, the Free Spirits, and then I essentially disappear during the OTW season. I’m hoping that doing the CTCs will keep me a bit better connected than last season.
I started off with a 20 minute steady state row as a warm up. I was pleased that I could hold 195 with my HR staying nice and low. I was expecting to have slid a ways down the lactate ladder without any erging. I guess I haven’t lost much aerobic base so far on the water.
(Note HR monitor decided to not work for the first 5 minutes or so)
Workout Summary – May 23, 2015
–_|_04947_|_20:00.0_|_02:01.3_|_196.1_|_19.1_|_100.7_|_ 40.2% _|_12.9_|_10.3
01_|_01232_|_05:00.0_|_02:01.7_|_194.1_|_19.4_|_000.0_|_- 31.2% _|_12.7_|_10.0
02_|_01237_|_05:00.0_|_02:01.3_|_196.2_|_19.6_|_127.9_|_ 59.5% _|_12.6_|_10.0
03_|_01240_|_05:00.0_|_02:01.0_|_197.7_|_18.6_|_137.9_|_ 66.6% _|_13.3_|_10.6
04_|_01237_|_05:00.0_|_02:01.2_|_196.4_|_18.8_|_139.9_|_ 68.0% _|_13.2_|_10.4
Then it was in to the main event. I set up rowpro for a 6 x 2′ / 4′ rest. I decided to work my way up from r26, to r28, then r30. I wasn;t sure if I would push it up higher, When I am in good sprint shape on the erg, 2 minutes at r34 would be no problem, but currently that is not the case. I ended up feeling pretty good halfway through the r30 piece and rated up to drive that one home. Then I dropped the rate to r28, then r26. IN the last one, I decided to see how I could do at higher rate, so I started at r34 and managed to hold it for a minute, and then I pulled the plug. I probably could have made it, but it was highly unpleasant, so I didn’t. (See comment above about lack of motivation).
The 3rd rep was pretty good for right now though. RowPro gave me 632m (1:35.0 avg). When I analyzed it in Danburpee’s spreadsheet, it gave me 634, but I plugged 632 into the CTC website.
Workout Summary – May 23, 2015
–_|_08212_|_36:00.0_|_02:11.5_|_153.8_|_21.6_|_151.0_|_ 75.9% _|_10.6_|_07.1
01_|_00581_|_02:00.0_|_01:43.3_|_317.5_|_26.0_|_142.3_|_ 69.7% _|_11.2_|_12.2
02_|_00770_|_04:02.4_|_02:37.3_|_089.9_|_17.6_|_136.3_|_ 65.5% _|_10.8_|_05.1
03_|_00611_|_02:00.0_|_01:38.1_|_370.2_|_28.0_|_157.9_|_ 80.8% _|_10.9_|_13.2
04_|_00717_|_04:00.0_|_02:47.5_|_074.5_|_18.3_|_137.6_|_ 66.4% _|_09.8_|_04.1
05_|_00634_|_02:00.0_|_01:34.6_|_413.8_|_31.5_|_161.6_|_ 83.4% _|_10.1_|_13.1
06_|_00742_|_04:03.6_|_02:44.2_|_079.1_|_17.7_|_141.4_|_ 69.1% _|_10.3_|_04.5
07_|_00591_|_02:00.0_|_01:41.5_|_335.0_|_28.0_|_159.7_|_ 82.1% _|_10.6_|_12.0
08_|_00737_|_04:00.0_|_02:42.7_|_081.2_|_18.0_|_148.4_|_ 74.1% _|_10.2_|_04.5
09_|_00577_|_02:00.0_|_01:43.9_|_311.6_|_25.5_|_159.1_|_ 81.6% _|_11.3_|_12.2
10_|_00728_|_04:00.0_|_02:44.9_|_078.1_|_17.0_|_149.0_|_ 74.5% _|_10.7_|_04.6
11_|_00549_|_02:00.0_|_01:49.3_|_268.0_|_27.5_|_161.7_|_ 83.5% _|_10.0_|_09.7
12_|_00974_|_03:54.0_|_02:00.2_|_201.6_|_22.6_|_162.1_|_ 83.8% _|_11.1_|_08.9
Tomorrow: I am planning to head off the Lake Quinsigamond to row with some friends. I’m hoping that will improve my attitude a bit. If I end up in a single, I imagine I will do a hard 5K, plus other rowing for form.