Friday: 16K steady state on the charles

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.

Plan:

  1. Steady state 2 x 8K
  2. rate: 18-20
  3. pace: 2:30 ish
  4. heart rate: 150 cap

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Start_|_Dist_|_Split_|_Pace_|_Strks__|_Rate_|_DPS_|_AvgHR_|_Remarks
00020_|_0200_|_01:06_|_2:44.0_|_018___|_16.5_|_11.1_|_115___|_w
00220_|_7800_|_38:21_|_2:27.5_|_732___|_19.1_|_10.7_|_146___|_m
08020_|_0280_|_01:44_|_3:06.4_|_034___|_19.5_|_08.2_|_128___|_r
08300_|_8140_|_42:02_|_2:34.9_|_888___|_21.1_|_09.2_|_148___|_m
16440_|_0160_|_01:16_|_3:57.8_|_017___|_13.4_|_09.4_|_123___|_c

Dist__|_Time__|_Pace___|_Strks_|_SPM__|_DPS__|_AvgHR_|_Remarks
00200_|_01:06_|_2:44.0_|_018___|_16.5_|_11.1_|_115___|_warmup
15940_|_20:23_|_2:31.3_|_1620___|_20.2_|_09.8_|_147___|_Main set
00280_|_01:44_|_3:06.4_|_034___|_19.5_|_08.2_|_128___|_rest meters
00160_|_01:16_|_3:57.8_|_017___|_13.4_|_09.4_|_123___|_cool down
16580_|_24:29_|_2:32.9_|_1689___|_20.0_|_09.8_|_146___|_Total

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]

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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.

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