Weather forecast was for rain, wind, and chance of thunderstorms. So, even though the temperature was back in the high 50s, I decided to stay inside on the erg. I did the workout on slides.
The OTW plan was for 4 x ( 3 x 3′ / 1′ paddle) / 2′ turn. This was adapted from an erg workout 15×3’/1′ rest, so I decided to do that. The problem coming back to the erg is always figuring out a good pace.
Today I guesses wrong and paid the price. I decided to try to hit 1:50 or better, and ended up faster than 1:49 through 10 intervals, but I was totally done by that point and HD’ed in the 11th interval. Once that happened, I basically gave up on the workout. Looking in my old notebook, I saw that my fastest ever for this workout was 1:48.5, so I was a bit too ambitious with my pacing. 1:52 would have been a much better choice.
I have trouble getting upset about this workout. I did 30 minutes at head race pace and pushed it pretty hard. I hate to bail on a workout, but trying to get 15 good reps in would have been an epic battle, probably without much additional training benefit.