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.
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!
06900_|_2800_|_13:58_|_2:29.6_|_261___|_18.7_|_10.7_|_146___|_Quick stop to deweed impeller
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.