Thursday to Sunday: Ticking along

Thursday:  Up at 4:30 to catch a 7AM flight to San Francisco.  Spent the day out in San Jose including a couple of meetings and a customer dinner.  Caught the red eye back from San Jose to Boston.  I arrived at about 6AM.

Friday:  My intent was to go home, get my rowing stuff and the then head out to the river.  But I felt pretty awful from the flight.  I managed to sleep, but it was pretty fitful.  Anyway, I climbed in bed around 8:30 and I thought I would just doze for a little while.  Next thing I knew the clock said 11:45.  I guess I needed the rest.

I finished up work stuff around 2pm and hopped on the erg for a gentle endurance session.

The plan was for 3 x 20′ / 1′ rest at r18 and 180W.  That’s exactly what I did.

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Saturday:  I wanted to head down to the river to install the stainless steel hardware for the oarlock and then try it out.  By the way, if you are in the US and you need hardware, check out boltdepot.com.  Great website, good selection and fast service.

I arrived around 7:30, and I had replaced the hardware and launched by about 8.  I was expecting to have to make some rigging adjustments, but it felt good as is.  No more clicking and the oarlocks were swiveling smoothly.

I haven’t had much time in the boat, so I just felt like rowing.  Nothing too intense, just steady state.  For whatever reason, I was dead slow and that was disappointing.

Sunday:  We took a drive out to Cape Cod to take some measurements in our new house.  We have to wait until mid-August before we close on it, and we want to be ready with furniture and everything that we need right away, so we wanted to measure all the rooms.  It’s a nice place.  Just visiting it makes me happy.  Here’s a picture.

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It’s on a 60 foot bluff above the water and it overlooks Cape Cod Bay.  I’ll be able to launch from the base of the steps you see on the right.

We got home around 4pm, and did a bit of yard work.  Around 6, I snuck off to do an erg session.  I wanted a bit more intensity, and I really enjoyed the 10K push from last weekend, so I did it again.  This time starting at 2:03 pace, and counting down.

I started with a 2K warmup.  2:03 pace with 10 stroke bursts at 1:50 or faster.

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Then into the 10K push.

Cool down, another 2K very slow.

Tomorrow:  It’s supposed to rain like hell.  So, I think another erg session, probably another 3×20.

 

4 thoughts on “Thursday to Sunday: Ticking along

    • gregsmith01748 says:

      We are very happy about it. There are some logistical challenges. For biking, there is about a kilometer of unpaved sand road before you can get to a good road for a road bike. I’m sure a mountain bike would be ok, but that’s less fun to ride once you get to real roads. A proper road bike with skinny tires might not work.

      I will need to develop techniques to get boats from the beach to the house. There are about 60 steps in the stairs, and I think I’d like to have at least one hand free. I’m imagining some kind of a harness to carry the boat on my back sideways. It would look strange, but I bet it would work.

      We are about 1.5km along the shore from the nearest town (Wellfleet), I’m thinking that it would be fun to row or kayak there in the summer for ice cream or a beer.

      Hiking will be great, the house is on a small island, when it isn’t high tide, you can basically walk all the way around it on the beach. There is a road with a bridge, but the approach to the bridge goes under water at high tide for about a hour.

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