Monday: I inadvertently slept until about 10 AM. zThere was no other time during the day to grab a workout. Instead, I drove into Cambridge, collected my sons and brought them back out to the house for a Memorial Day feast. Steak, salad, corn on the cob, beer, strawberries. A fine dinner and great company.
Last night, I had terrible trouble sleeping because I got so much sleep over the weekend. I probably slept about 2 hours in little 15 minute snatches. Still I managed to get out of bed at 5:15 and headed down to the river.
I was pretty tired, so I opted for a low intensity, technique oriented session
- 500m square blades
- 500m alternating square blades and easy r18
- 500m of slow rollups, finish normally feathered, but immediately start to roll to square during the recovery.
- The objective with all of these is to keep the blades clear of the water on recovery, and keep my shoulders relaxed and low. Also to try to be very precise with my recovery, arms first, then body, then finally legs.
- Repeat as many times as possible, so roughly 4 sets of the 3 – 500m chunks.
Tomorrow (Wednesday): Steady State, r20. HR cap around 155.
Tomorrow around noontime, I am flying out to Chicago for a customer dinner, and then meetings on Thursday. I fly home Thursday night.
On another note, I am looking at an open water boat to use down on Cape Cod. This Saturday, I will be checking out a used Alden Star, a 22′ open water boat.
It’s a good price and it should be a reasonable choice for the conditions. Now, I jut need to figure out how to get it up and down these stairs.
Maybe something like this.
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In Holland, we use these “tracks” to push bicycles up and down steps. Perhaps you could make something similar, then make a monocycle for under your boat?
When I rebuild the stairs (eventually), I think I will try to incorporate some kind of a ramp to get boats up and down. For now, I think some kind of a harness might be better.
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The stairs are on your property? Then you should build a ramp, perhaps with a trolley
A trolley with a cable that rolls up on a big drum that you turn by an engine. 🙂
So that you just press a button and the boat is moved down to the beach level, while you nonchalantly descend the stairs, a pair of sculls in one hand, Water bottle in the other, waving at your wife and smiling at the admiring crowd on the beach. You will be the local coastal rowing dude.