Big day today. Back in my Fluid, back on the upper Charles River.
It took me a little to get my boat reassembled, and I took my time. The last thing I wanted to was to screw something up and flip when the air temp was 35F and the water was around 45F.
The despite it being a bit cold. The weather was beautiful. There was very little wind and it was nice and sunny. It had warmed up to the mid forties by the time I had finished.
The water was nice and flat and I was able to just focus on trying to remember how to row.
The plan was pretty simple:
- 4K to the dam just rowing steady state to reacclimate
- 3K back upstream working on technique
- 500m Square blades
- 500m alternating SBR and feathered
- 500m trying to row feathered without touching water
- Same thing 3K down stream
- 4K back to the dock rowing steady state to see if I made any progress
It’s funny, the first few outings in the spring, my heart rate is quite high and my boat speed is quite slow. After a couple weeks in the boat, I seem to get back in the groove. Today was much the same. In addition, there was a reasonable amount of current flowing, so I was about 5 sec faster downstream and 5 sec slower upstream on pace.
Workout Summary - media/20180329-1335260o.csv --|Total|-Total-|--Avg--|-Avg-|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg --|Dist-|-Time--|-Pace--|-Pwr-|SPM-|-HR--|-HR--|-DPS --|13974|80:00.0|02:51.8|134.7|18.2|146.8|162.0|09.6 W-|12923|68:20.0|02:38.7|142.9|18.6|147.8|161.0|10.2 R-|01058|11:40.0|05:31.2|086.8|16.0|141.2|161.0|03.1 Workout Details #-|SDist|-Split-|-SPace-|-Pwr-|SPM-|AvgHR|MaxHR|DPS- 00|00889|04:34.2|02:34.3|144.2|17.0|131.5|146.0|11.4 to the cut 01|02735|13:15.0|02:25.3|157.2|18.4|154.1|158.0|11.2 downstream ss 02|02815|15:54.0|02:49.5|136.3|17.5|148.1|161.0|10.1 drills 03|02768|14:43.2|02:39.5|133.5|18.6|143.7|155.0|10.1 drills 04|02881|15:22.2|02:40.1|145.0|19.4|151.0|157.0|09.7 upstream ss 05|00835|04:31.8|02:42.7|146.4|21.2|147.2|160.0|08.7 cut back to dock
I’m nursing a nice set of blisters on both hands, and I’m sore in lots of places. And I’m happier than I’ve been in months!
Tomorrow: Low Intensity day. OTW 1x. Depending on time and fatigue, somewhere between 60 and 80 minutes of rowing. Main intent is to get in some ss meters, but I want to do some side video to see where I am from a technique perspective. So that means I will probably throw in a few short rate ladders.