Conditions: Wind – Light WSW 2-4mph mostly a cross wind. Mid 60s. Very few boats out. Only waked once!
- Threshold session. Hard distance
- Rate: 24 spm <– not trying to go all out, but push it a little
- Pace: 2:15 to 2:20
Data from Crewnerd today.
Well, that was a bit slower than I was hoping. I was struggling with leg numbness and a lot of butt pain from the seat in the boat I was using. It hurt a lot, and by the time I got to the end of the 5.6K piece, both of my feet were quite numb. Still, the limiting factor was really my CV fitness. I have a lot of work to do on middle distances before head racing season rolls around.
Did I mention that it’s a lousy boat?
Tomorrow: Rest day.
Next week: I am racing on Sunday. The Cromwell Cup on the Charles River in Boston. It’s a masters event, so a 1K sprint race. The setup (I think) is heats and finals, so I will probably be racing twice. I’ve never rowed this part of the river before. The race is on a straight section of the river, under 2 bridges and ends at the Riverside Boat Club. This section is called the Powerhouse Stretch because there is a power station on the cambridge side of the river in the middle of it. It should be an adventure.
So, this week I will be going through a Taper.
- Sunday: Rest Day
- Monday: 2 x 1000 / 10 min rest
- Tuesday: 4 x 500 / 5 min rest
- Wednesday: No rowing / Business Travel
- Thursday: 3 x 500 / 5 min rest
- Friday: 2 x 500 / 5 min rest
- Saturday: Warmup only
- Sunday: race day