This has been the nicest stretch of weather this week. Today was mirror flat water, temps in the 50s, and bright sunshine.
Plan: Implementing a short 3 day taper for the race on Saturday. This is based on this paper.
- Nice long warmup
- 3 x 500m / 500m rest
- Rate: >30
- Pace: faster than 2:00
- Work on keeping the rate up and technically clean.
The intervals stung, but only for a very short while after finishing each. I really like to see a pace below 2:00 on the speed coach. It’s fun to row fast.
I’m probably going to need to do tomorrow on the erg because I have an early meeting at work. Pity. The weather is supposed perfect again.
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Bah, humbug. The weather is rubbish here. What’s the race this weekend?
I’ve got one this weekend too: http://www.elyrowingclub.org.uk/index.php/races/small-boats-head
5km of straight man made river, which isn’t to be sniffed at! Unfortunately the forecast is for a headwind straight down it, 17mph gusting to 33mph. That could make for some interesting waves!
This weekend is the Merrimack Chase. It’s a 4+km race on a nice section of the Merrimack river with one long easy turn. There are only 4 boats in my event. I’ve enjoyed this race the past two years I’ve done it.
Forecast is for a westerly wind which is a head wind for the first half, but only about 10mph.
Wimps the lot of you, I have planned 11km of fun in the sun in Italy
After suffering from what turned out to be a pretty nasty cold and chest infection these last 3 weeks (picked up on the way to Boston I think) I’m hoping to just be able to make it down the course without drowning in phlegm!
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Perhaps you could spit on anyone that attempts to pass you. A rowing version of germ warfare 😉
I hope it clears enough for you to have a good row.
Ha! Tom I heard you were only going because you wanted some sun… 😉
I would like to row Silverskiff once as well … Also have my eyes on the Rose of the Worthersee http://www.rv-albatros.at/rva08rose.php and skiffhead in Amsterdam: http://www.skiffhead.nl/index.php?id=64
The Silverskiff is definitely on my rowing bucket list. I checked out the skiffhead online from one of your previous comments and it looks like a great course. I hadn’t heard of the Rose of the Worthersee before, I’ll have to check it out.
Maybe after I retire, I could plan out an autumn in Europe going to all the great head races!
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Skiffhead is a great event. And a big event as well. Look at the pictures: