I had my boat on my car anyway, I decided I might as well go row somewhere fun. So, I went down and launched at CRI in brighton and rowed all the way down to the BU boathouse and back. About 16K.
- Steady state 2 x 8K
- rate: 18-20
- pace: 2:30 ish
- heart rate: 150 cap
The trip down river was basically uneventful. There was a breeze building, but I didn’t much notice it until I got down past the Riverside Boat Club. By the time I got to the basin, it was gusting up above 20 mph (the weather data says gusting to 29!), and blowing a steady 15. The wind direction was basically from the NNW.
[Edit: Here is the weather history from the station at MIT, right off the basin. I basically launched at 7:00 and recovered around 8:30. During that time, the temp dropped 5 degrees, and the wind build from 10mph to 25mph with higher gusts]
This was a bitch of a head wind through the powerhouse stretch and a cross head for most of the rest of the row until the big turn to the Eliot bridge. In the big gusts it was all I could do to keep control of my oars and at times my pace was way slower the 3:00/500. I was mostly concentrating on trying to take good strokes and avoid smacking the waves.
After Eliot, it calmed down a lot and I could make better progress. I thoroughly enjoyed the last 4K or so of the row.
When I pulled my boat I was delighted that there was no water sloshing around!
Tomorrow: Rest day.