Back to it: 14K steady state

Weather:  Foggy when I launched, but it lifted over the first 15 minutes that I was rowing and turned into a beautiful, sunny morning.  Basically no wind and warm, in the high 60s.  It would have been great if we had this weather yesterday!

When I went to go get my boat, I saw this guy on the path.

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I see him almost every morning, but today he sat still long enough for me to take his portrait.

But I digress…back to the rowing!

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Start_|_Dist_|_Split_|_Pace_|_Strks__|_Rate_|_DPS_|_AvgHR_|_Remarks
00020_|_1080_|_05:53_|_2:43.2_|_109___|_18.5_|_09.9_|_119___|_warmup
01100_|_2940_|_14:22_|_2:26.6_|_267___|_18.6_|_11.0_|_143___|_downstream
04040_|_2860_|_13:58_|_2:26.4_|_264___|_18.9_|_10.8_|_147___|_upstream
06900_|_2800_|_13:58_|_2:29.6_|_261___|_18.7_|_10.7_|_146___|_Quick stop to deweed impeller
09700_|_2980_|_14:43_|_2:28.2_|_279___|_18.9_|_10.7_|_151___|_up stream
12680_|_1240_|_07:46_|_3:08.1_|_145___|_18.7_|_08.6_|_139___|_cool down

Dist__|_Time__|_Pace___|_Strks_|_SPM__|_DPS__|_AvgHR_|_Remarks
01080_|_05:53_|_2:43.2_|_109___|_18.5_|_09.9_|_119___|_warmup
11580_|_57:01_|_2:27.7_|_1071___|_18.8_|_10.8_|_147___|_Main set
01240_|_07:46_|_3:08.1_|_145___|_18.7_|_08.6_|_139___|_cool down
13900_|_10:40_|_2:32.5_|_1325___|_18.8_|_10.5_|_144___|_Total

Not much to say about that.  I noticed in the video from yesterday that I was not getting as much reach as I should have been, so today, I tried to really get to full extension of my arms.  I was also working on trying to keep my blades from going up right before the catch so that I miss less water.

I am wondering if the Concept2 fat2s are the wrong blades for me.  I have them about as short as they can go, and even with a lot of inboard, they still feel quite heavy at the catch.  Also, with the amount of inboard that I have, I suspect that I am not getting as good of a catch angle as I should.  Those Croker Arrows sure look like nice blades.

Tomorrow:  4×1000.  Target pace: 2:10.  I want to work on form at higher stroke rates, but not push myself to the brink.

Next race is in 3 weeks, so I want to do 2 hard weeks and then another quick taper.