I prepared for anything this morning. I dressed for rowing outside, and packed my sneakers to do an erg session in case the weather was no good. Turns out the weather was awful. Chilly with a steady, light rain and a blustery wind. So, I drove straight to work with the intention to do the September CTC.
First, a Fletcher warmup.
Then the main event! I targeted a 1:48 pace. This turned out to be pretty close to a maximum effort. I backed off a little with 3 minutes to go because I felt like I was losing it. I let it slide to a 1:50 pace until there was a minute and a half to go and then picked it back up again for the last 40 strokes.
After a bit of gasping, I set up for a quick 2K cool down. I was aiming for 9:00.0. I missed it by 0.2
Tomorrow: Training plan calls for a steady state OTW session. Who am I to argue.