Weather: Stunning. Sunny, cool, dry, light wind from the Northwest. 2 to 5 mph. This was generally a cross wind, but always felt like a head wind. :-O
- Easy steady state
- heart rate: 150 absolute, ease off at 145
The objective today was best stated by Dave C. in a blog post a couple years ago.
“Don’t piss off the boat”
Basically try to row smoothly, at low rate, in such a way to maximize the run of the boat and minimize the check. This is what that looks like in RIM.
The drive has a strong initial slope, there is no negative transient as I go from legs to body to arms. There is no negative acceleration at the finish, and the recovery is very close to zero negative or positive acceleration.
The game is to try to maintain the stroke rate, and try to minimize the split time without driving up the heart rate. I was happy with the way things felt, but I wish the boat was moving faster. One thing at a time.
Tomorrow: Schedule calls for a hard row, but I’m not feeling the love right now. I think I will do another 70′ steady state session, at r20 and a 157 HR cap.