Monday: I was tired and sore in the morning after my 3 hour row on Sunday. I took an unplanned rest day.
Tuesday: Hot! 75F at 6am. Humid. Light breeze, which increased from nothing to about 5mph over the course of the workout. This was a cross/head wind coming up river.
- 4 x 15′ intervals
- 7′ at 5kp
- 8′ at mp
- 4 minute rests
- Target power
- 5kp: 197-210W
- mp: 158-171W
- To fit river length, shorten the 8′ intervals as needed
This was a good workout. I was on the edge of failure in the last interval and the interval power came down in each rep, but I maintained good effective length throughout.
So, I should have spent 28 minutes at or above 5kp. Total was 26:20.
Interval detail shows that I missed the power targets (barely) in the last interval. I think these are a bit harsh because the power is dramatically under reported in the turns to port. (toward the oarlock side) The power is over reported on turns to starboard, but I don’t think it’s as drastic. At least that’s what I’m telling myself.
Workout Summary - media/20170613-135530-Greg Smith 20170613 0639amo.csv --|Total|-Total-|--Avg--|-Avg-|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg --|Dist-|-Time--|-Pace--|-Pwr-|SPM-|-HR--|-HR--|-DPS --|14312|82:38.0|02:53.2|158.2|21.8|156.3|177.0|07.9 W-|11105|53:28.0|02:24.5|186.2|22.1|164.5|177.0|09.5 R-|03213|29:10.0|04:32.4|073.4|20.1|136.4|177.0|06.1 Workout Details #-|SDist|-Split-|-SPace-|-Pwr-|SPM-|AvgHR|MaxHR|DPS- 01|01598|07:00.0|02:11.4|210.1|25.0|158.7|167.0|09.1 02|01184|05:36.0|02:21.9|177.4|19.2|158.4|166.0|11.0 03|01467|07:00.0|02:23.1|209.9|24.5|163.5|172.0|08.6 04|01382|07:07.8|02:34.8|166.1|19.4|164.1|172.0|10.0 05|01545|07:00.0|02:16.0|202.5|24.5|168.2|175.0|09.0 06|01190|05:42.0|02:23.7|167.0|19.6|168.4|174.0|10.7 07|01427|07:00.0|02:27.2|194.8|24.3|168.1|177.0|08.4 08|01312|07:03.0|02:41.2|156.9|19.6|166.4|177.0|09.5
After the last 7 minute piece at 5kp, I “handled down” for a moment and then started back up again. I kinda pushed the end of that bit really hard.
A few metrics for fun.
- Power in the MP intervals. Reasonably consistent, except for the handle down at the beginning of the fourth one.
- Power in the 5kp intervals, shows a slow fade as I fatigue
- Power and WPS vs stroke rate. Shows a consistent WPS between r20 and r24. Also shows a bit tighter grouping of stroke rate at the higher rate too.
- Drive length and effective length are both reasonably consistent across the whole row. I was really focused on that today and I think it was a good thing to do.
I was really spent after the last piece. I consumed an entire 1 liter bottle of water during the row. For the cool down, I rowed with feet out about 1km back to the dock. Maybe it was just fatigue and oxygen deprivation, but I felt like my finishes were beautiful!
Tomorrow: I have an appointment at 7 tomorrow morning, so i will have try to squeeze in an erg session sometime during the day.
|M2||4 x 20′ / 2′||MP, 10KP, HMP, MP||90.0%||(167)|