Thursday: I got home from the airport around 11pm. I slept in and didn’t have a chance to workout. Probably not a bad idea anyway. I felt pretty beaten up by the flights.
Weather: Light wind from the NorthEast, about 3-5 mph. A tailwind for the first 5K of the 6.5K piece. It was completely dark at 5:30am. It was around sunrise when we finished.
- Warmup to the north end of the lake
- Head race piece from the north end of the lake, with a loop around the islands to practice turning under pressure
- Rate: 24-25, Pace between 2:15 and 2:20
- Cool down: just back to the dock.
I felt shaky at first. It had been 2 weeks since I had been in a boat. But by the time we got to the north end of the lake, I was fine. In some ways, it might have been good. I was a bit more deliberate in my stroke. I was doing better getting my blades off the water, and I was more conscious about blade depth.
Since I had had been out of the boat for a while, and also since Joe was racing on Saturday, we decided to keep the rate a bit lower. This worked out well. Sad to say, we start to lose efficiency above about 25 spm.
Workout Summary – media/20161014-165601-77329o.csv
The was the dawn after we put away the boat. I pretty morning.
2 thoughts on “Friday: Head Race Piece in the 2x”
What was the stroke rate bump near the end of the workout?
I always bring the rate up a couple of strokes in hard turns to try keep the speed up.
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