Nice morning at the lake. Slight overcast, very little wind, around 35F. We had 6 rowers today, so we took out a quad and a double. I stroked the quad.
It was a good boat. I had some trouble with being in stroke. I was trying to hold the rate, but every once in a while, I could feel the other rowers take the catch while I was still squaring up my oars. I would try to just stick with the rate and let them get realigned, but a couple of times it got so bad that I clashed oars with the guy behind me. I suspect that I was varying the rate more than I perceived and they had trouble following the variation. Things got much better on the second lap of the lake when we did a couple of rate ladders and everyone was focusing on maintaining the rate more intently (including me!)
We did the south half of the lake twice.
We basically just rowed down lake, and then coming back up lake, we did a power pyramid 10-20-30-40-30-20-10, with 10 strokes paddle between power sets. Trying to hold the rate around 22.
Going back down lake, we did a rate pyramid 3’@20, 2’@22, 1’@24. Then another 3’@20, 2’@24, 1’@28. Going back up lake we repeated the same 10-20-30-40-30-20-10 pyramid, but let the rate go up for the last half.
This evening I fly off to Munich for a couple days.