Friday: We came back from the Cape Thursday evening. Friday, I had an appointment with the eye doctor, and I had a lot of running around to do to take care of some car maintenance. I never got around to working out. Part of it was dreading a session on the dynamic erg. I need to get rid of that thing.
So, it was a rest day.
Saturday: We were up late, so I decided to sleep in a little instead of rowing out in Worcester. I got up around 8:30 and decided to go row in Newton in my neglected Fluid.
It was a hot, humid morning. Overcast with very little wind.
- L2 – Waterfall (3000, 2500, 2000)
- ~5′ rest
- Stroke rate target: 25 spm
- Pace target: 2:15
I was bummed out that I couldn’t find my speedcoach in my rowing bag. I’m wondering if I forgot it down the cape.
So, I just had RIM in the boat. So, basically, just a way to see the start and end of each interval, the stroke rate, and a very rough idea of pace.
Workout Summary - media/20170819-160532-93720o.csv --|Total|-Total-|--Avg--|-Avg-|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg --|Dist-|-Time--|-Pace--|-Pwr-|SPM-|-HR--|-HR--|-DPS --|13579|77:47.0|02:51.9|000.0|21.4|149.6|182.0|08.2 W-|07500|32:56.0|02:11.8|000.0|25.4|168.9|182.0|09.0 R-|06079|44:51.0|03:41.4|000.0|18.0|132.8|182.0|09.0 Workout Details #-|SDist|-Split-|-SPace-|-Pwr-|SPM-|AvgHR|MaxHR|DPS- 01|03000|13:23.7|02:13.9|000.0|25.1|165.6|178.0|08.9 - down 02|02500|10:54.8|02:11.0|000.0|24.9|170.9|181.0|09.2 - upstream 03|02000|08:38.0|02:09.5|000.0|26.6|171.8|182.0|08.7 - down
I was very surprised by the paces. The display on RIM was showing between 2:15 and 2:20 most of the time. But, I’ve always felt the live display was a bit on the slow side. But looking closely at the GPS data, there is a lot of location jitter. I am wondering if that is causing the distance logged to be further than actual distance, and thus showing a faster pace.
This was a tough, tough workout. I felt like I emptied the tanks on each interval and I needed a bit more than 5 minutes rest after each. It ended up being closer to 7 minutes, I think.
I steered a reasonable line. In the 2500m interval, I saw a kayaker over my starboard shoulder and it looked like I would clear her easily. Then, while my back was literally turned, she decided to cross in front of me and misjudged the distance. I clipped her stern with my oar. That’s the pace and rate glitch right around 7000m. She’s lucky I didn’t smack her in the head. I try to keep a good watch, but when I’m 20 strokes from the end of a 2500m interval and my heart rate is around 180, I get tunnel vision. I need to be more careful.
Tomorrow: Hopefully head out to Quinsigamond.