Monday: Steady State r18/r20

Weather:  Sunny and beautiful.  Light wind, around 2mph which was gusty and gained a bit of strength during the session, ending at around 5mph.  It was a headwind going up river and it sure felt a lot heavier rowing that direction.

Plan:

  • Steady State Rate Ladders
  • alternate 2′ @ 18 / 2′ @ 20
  • 1′ rests at the ends of the river (roughly every 15 minutes)
  • Heart Rate Cap: 155, try to stay well below the cap
  • Technique:  Long reach, clean finishes, good balance

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I enjoyed the workout.  It was good to have my speedcoach back.  I missed getting pace feedback on a stroke by stroke basis.  My first trip down the river, I was delighted by how light the boat felt.  I was also pretty happy with the pace I was seeing.  When I finally turned around at the Waltham end of the river, I noticed that there was actually a light tailwind helping me along for the first 20 minutes.  Rowing back into it was a very different experience.  I tried to row by effort and allowed the pace to float up.  It was tough to judge because the feel of the stroke was very different, much heavier.

But, it was a very nice workout.  And I managed to keep my HR in the right place and work a lot on finishes and balance.

Lots of split data, now that I have my happy speedcoach back.  The only interesting bit is the totals for r18 and r20.  r18 pace was 2:33, r20 pace was 2:28.  I’d like to see those about 3 seconds faster than that, but when you include the starting, stopping, and head wind, I’m OK with it.

Start_|_Dist_|_Split_|_Pace_|_Strks__|_Rate_|_DPS_|_AvgHR_|_Remarks
00006_|_1152_|_06:49_|_2:57.6_|_121___|_17.7_|_09.5_|_115___|_warmup
01158_|_0396_|_01:58_|_2:28.7_|_036___|_18.3_|_11.0_|_131___|_18
01554_|_0436_|_02:05_|_2:23.6_|_042___|_20.1_|_10.4_|_140___|_20
01990_|_0395_|_01:58_|_2:28.9_|_036___|_18.4_|_11.0_|_140___|_18
02385_|_0408_|_01:58_|_2:24.1_|_040___|_20.4_|_10.2_|_144___|_20
02793_|_0401_|_02:00_|_2:29.3_|_036___|_18.0_|_11.1_|_141___|_18
03194_|_0432_|_02:04_|_2:24.1_|_042___|_20.2_|_10.3_|_144___|_20
03626_|_0394_|_02:01_|_2:33.2_|_035___|_17.4_|_11.3_|_142___|_18
04020_|_0399_|_01:58_|_2:28.2_|_040___|_20.3_|_10.0_|_136___|_20
04419_|_0399_|_02:02_|_2:33.1_|_038___|_18.7_|_10.5_|_145___|_18
04818_|_0401_|_01:58_|_2:26.6_|_040___|_20.4_|_10.0_|_146___|_20
05219_|_0389_|_01:59_|_2:33.0_|_036___|_18.2_|_10.8_|_146___|_18
05608_|_0396_|_01:59_|_2:30.0_|_040___|_20.2_|_09.9_|_148___|_20
06004_|_0396_|_02:04_|_2:36.1_|_038___|_18.4_|_10.4_|_149___|_18
06400_|_0378_|_01:56_|_2:33.7_|_040___|_20.7_|_09.5_|_152___|_20
06778_|_0148_|_01:02_|_3:30.8_|_011___|_10.6_|_13.5_|_117___|_r
06926_|_0392_|_01:57_|_2:29.5_|_036___|_18.4_|_10.9_|_130___|_18
07318_|_0423_|_02:01_|_2:22.6_|_040___|_19.9_|_10.6_|_146___|_20
07741_|_0403_|_02:00_|_2:29.5_|_036___|_17.9_|_11.2_|_145___|_18
08144_|_0415_|_02:00_|_2:24.6_|_040___|_20.0_|_10.4_|_148___|_20
08559_|_0399_|_02:00_|_2:30.0_|_036___|_18.0_|_11.1_|_147___|_18
08958_|_0436_|_02:04_|_2:22.2_|_042___|_20.3_|_10.4_|_149___|_20
09394_|_0374_|_01:59_|_2:38.8_|_032___|_16.2_|_11.7_|_148___|_18
09768_|_0380_|_02:00_|_2:38.6_|_040___|_19.9_|_09.5_|_139___|_20
10148_|_0376_|_01:58_|_2:37.0_|_036___|_18.3_|_10.4_|_149___|_18
10524_|_0377_|_01:58_|_2:36.2_|_040___|_20.4_|_09.4_|_150___|_20
10901_|_0389_|_02:05_|_2:40.3_|_038___|_18.3_|_10.2_|_150___|_18
11290_|_0392_|_01:59_|_2:31.3_|_040___|_20.2_|_09.8_|_150___|_20
11682_|_0383_|_01:59_|_2:35.4_|_036___|_18.2_|_10.6_|_151___|_18
12065_|_0387_|_01:57_|_2:31.8_|_040___|_20.4_|_09.7_|_154___|_20
12452_|_0399_|_02:05_|_2:36.4_|_038___|_18.3_|_10.5_|_151___|_18
12851_|_1040_|_06:09_|_2:57.3_|_119___|_19.4_|_08.7_|_140___|_c

Dist__|_Time__|_Pace___|_Strks_|_SPM__|_DPS__|_AvgHR_|_Remarks
01152_|_06:49_|_2:57.6_|_121___|_17.7_|_09.5_|_115___|_warmup
00148_|_01:02_|_3:30.8_|_011___|_10.6_|_13.5_|_117___|_rest meters
01040_|_06:09_|_2:57.3_|_119___|_19.4_|_08.7_|_140___|_cool down
05885_|_30:03_|_2:33.2_|_543___|_18.1_|_10.8_|_144___|_r18
05660_|_27:57_|_2:28.2_|_566___|_20.2_|_10.0_|_146___|_r20
11545_|_58:01_|_2:30.7_|_1109___|_19.1_|_10.4_|_145___|_main set

Just for fun, so you can see the difference between speedcoach and Crewnerd data.  Here is the same session, both plotted on rowsandall.com.

First is Speedcoach.  I was setup to log data every second stroke.  One key difference is that no data is logged when I am turning, so the rests disappear.  The second is from Crewnerd.

 

 

Tomorrow:  A rare midweek row out on Quinsig.  Another low intensity session.  I think this one will be technique oriented.  Probably 2′ SBR, 2′ Alternating, 2′ r20.

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