12km in Wellfleet. Fantastic!

What a beautiful day for October.  It was nearly 70 degrees and sunny.  There was a bit of wind blowing from the southwest, maybe 10mph.  This was kicking up some very lumpy chop.

I went to row at nearly high tide and it’s a full moon, so all of the roads to the beaches where I launch from were underwater.  I ended up launching off the bottom of our stairs to the water, which took some maneuvering, but worked out fine.

The plan was for 60-80 minutes of steady state.  Heart rate limit at 157.

Since the water was so high, I decided to row up into Wellfleet inner harbor and explore a bit.

The ride up north to the harbor was a blast.  I was surfing down the waves and filling the footwell all the time.  The bailer worked great, but it does slow me down a bit.  When I turned behind the Wellfleet breakwater, the water got nice and flat.  I enjoyed poking around there and I was a bit worried about how much slamming it would be to row back into the wind and waves to get home.

After a planned stop for a drink, and an unplanned stop to clear some reeds off my skeg, I headed back out past the breakwater.  It was bouncy, but very rowable.  I was a lot slower, but in control and moving nicely.  I decided to extend a little bit by rowing out to my favorite buoy before turning to go back to the house.

Getting out of the boat was as much of an adventure as launching, but nobody died and nothing got broken.  So, I’d call it a success.

        Workout Summary - media/20171007-214327-Greg Smith 20171007 1257pmo.csv
--|Total|-Total-|--Avg--|-Avg-|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg
--|Dist-|-Time--|-Pace--|-Pwr-|SPM-|-HR--|-HR--|-DPS
--|12563|78:13.0|03:06.8|000.0|20.9|152.2|162.0|07.7
W-|12095|73:50.0|03:03.1|000.0|20.9|152.5|162.0|07.9
R-|00472|04:24.0|04:39.7|000.0|19.5|140.0|162.0|00.0
Workout Details
#-|SDist|-Split-|-SPace-|-Pwr-|SPM-|AvgHR|MaxHR|DPS-
00|05052|29:30.0|02:55.2|000.0|20.0|149.1|159.0|08.6 -
01|00332|02:00.0|03:00.6|000.0|20.6|142.7|151.0|08.0
02|01447|08:34.2|02:57.6|000.0|20.3|151.9|156.0|08.3
03|00879|05:22.9|03:03.7|000.0|21.3|152.7|157.0|07.7
04|04385|28:23.0|03:14.2|000.0|22.0|156.8|162.0|07.0

Tomorrow – hopefully another easy aerobic coastal row.  Next hard session will be a head race piece on Quinsig on Monday.

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