I hate the dynamic erg. I never have a good workout on it. It is unpleasant to row and very noisy. I think it’s time to sell it and buy a model D.
You might guess that todays workout was not so good. You’d be right.
The plan was
- 2 x 30′ at mp or slower
- 2 minutes rest
- HR cap at 150
Just and easy session. On a static erg, I would probably crank the first interval out at 180W and the second at 175W and it would be nice and easy. On the dynamic, it was awful. It felt like I was rowing through weeds the whole time. I cranked the drag down to 1 (DF = 82 for the purists) and it still felt heavy. I’m done with it.
Workout Summary - media/Import_29874956.csv --|Total|-Total-|--Avg--|-Avg-|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg --|Dist-|-Time--|-Pace--|-Pwr-|SPM-|-HR--|-HR--|-DPS --|14297|62:45.0|02:11.7|151.4|20.8|149.2|160.0|11.0 W-|13870|60:00.0|02:09.8|158.6|20.5|149.9|160.0|11.3 R-|00429|02:45.0|03:12.2|047.8|23.6|134.6|160.0|05.8 Workout Details #-|SDist|-Split-|-SPace-|-Pwr-|SPM-|AvgHR|MaxHR|DPS- 00|07092|30:00.0|02:06.9|168.7|19.3|145.9|154.0|12.2 01|06777|30:00.0|02:12.8|148.6|21.7|154.0|160.0|10.4
|M1||4 x 15′ / 4′||6′ @ 5KP, 9′ @ MP||92.5%||(172)|
I’ll do the usual shortening of the 9′ segments.
- 5kp: 197-210
- mp: 158-171
Today I registered for my first coastal race. The Provincetown Regatta, next Saturday. It’s a little race. 8k long, two laps of an M shaped 4k long course.
I am training through this race. I am doing it mainly to get an event under my belt before the Blackburn and to meet some Cape Cod based rowers.
You can check out the race on regatta central