Europe is tough on training routines. I took a scheduled rest day on Tuesday after my overnight flight to Munich. Then on Wednesday and Thursday I went to bed too late, had early morning commitments, and so I didn’t have time to work out. I was determined to “get my row on” on Friday morning. I arrived at my hotel in Nijmegen around 10PM and inquired at the desk about fitness options. They had a pitiful fitness center in the hotel, but I really wanted a rowing machine, so they found me a fitness center (Basic-Fit) about a 15 minute walk from the hotel. I set out to find this place a bit before 7AM the next morning.
I walked in and aske d how much they charged for a day pass. The guy at the desk smiled and waved me in. This was turning out to be a good decision. I found four immaculately maintained Model E rowers in a row on the second level and picked on. Nice drag factor, and a PM4, so I could link my wahoo HR belt and keep an eye on my ascending heart rate.
- 3 x 20′ / 1′ rest
- 6 x 10′ L4 sequences
- 1′ @ 21, 3′ @ 20, 3′ @ 19, 3′ @ 18
- 10W * spm
After so many days off, I expected it to feel hard, and it did. My HR was high, but not horrifically so. I quite enjoyed the workout and the walk to and from the city center.
Tomorrow: 4 x 20 L4
Sunday: Workout with the Worcester Boat Club. I am thinking I will introduce them all to the mystery and majesty of the Cross Team Challenge and see how they all do with the 3×7′ session.