Excuse of the day: Sleep is important! – 60 minutes on the erg

I had a work dinner last night, and got home after 10pm.  I finally got to bed after midnight.  I tried to get up at 5:15, but I felt awful and went back to bed and slept until after 8.

That meant that I didn’t have enough time for my planned sprinty session on the water.  I finally found a bit of time around 5pm and used the erg on slides down in the gy at work.

I started off with the plan to do a 60 minute L4.  I was going to do

10 x 6 minute sequences of (3′ @ 18, 2′ @ 20, 1′ @ 22)  I was aiming at 180W, 200W and 220W respectively.

I did 4 of them and then I felt bored and a bit too worn out.  So, I stopped after the fifth, changed my music to something a bit more upbeat, and decided to row out the rest of the session free rate and at 200W.

To pass the time, I tried to visualize progress through the Head of the Charles course.  I tried to remember the distances between specific bridges and landmarks and translate that into numbers of strokes.  I think this is a good way to memorize the sequence of landmarks and start to get into my head the proper way to steer between them.

I’ll try to go row the course tomorrow.  It depends on the weather.  There’s a chance of thunderstorms, so I might end up on the erg again.

splits from today.


Tomorrow:  Steady State ~ 15km including rowing the HOCR course in both directions.

One thought on “Excuse of the day: Sleep is important! – 60 minutes on the erg

  1. Ollie Osborne says:

    Hi Greg, sleep is so important and in my experience often over looked by people. I am going to write a piece on this along with nutrition that I have experienced in just a week of landing ashore and living in a controlled environment.

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