Tuesday – April 16 – L4 session – Aborted after 20 minutes.
Just not feeling it. I had an early meeting and not a lot of time, but mostly I was just tired.
Wed – April 12 – 75′ Steady State OTW
I think it was a nice row. It was a long time ago, so I’m not sure.
Workout Summary - media/20190418-1830420o.csv
Then I was in meetings from 9am to 8pm.
Thursday – April 18 – L3 10K push
I didn’t get a lot of sleep and I had an early meeting. So, instead of OTW, I setup to do a 10K L3 on the erg in the fitness center at work. I guess my head is just not in it right now.
I failed at the halfway point and basically took a couple of thousand meters off, then worked hard in the last 2.5K.
Workout Summary - media/Import_37936047.csv.gz
Friday – April 19 – No Training
I was out late at a business dinner and had a 8am meeting. I decided to sleep instead of trying to get up at 5.
Saturday – April 20 – 4 x 20’/2′ L4 on Slides
Still love rowing on slides! Especially the long slow stuff. This was a great, relaxing session. Good way to clear my head after a long week of reviews. The last 30 minutes or so pushed a bit above the target aerobic zone, but there is zero risk of overtraining right now!
Sunday – April 21 – 10K L3
I was tired of failing on sessions, and I wanted to just pull a good consistent piece without any dropped strokes or other lameness.
Mission accomplished. Good hard finish too.
Workout Summary - media/63841bce186c4b73_37970283.csv
Monday – April 22 – Steady State
There was a little wind, but I was rowing really well. Just a great session. I was working on trying to avoid washing out and taping down cleanly.
Workout Summary - media/20190427-2356270o.csv
Tuesday – April 23 – No training
Slept in. It was raining like crazy
Wednesday – April 24 – 75′ Steady State OTW
I arrived at the river on Wednesday morning and this is what I saw.
Yep, That’s the dock under water. I guess it was a lot of rain on Tuesday! So, I took off my socks, and waded my boat out to the end of the float and went for a row.
There was a ton of debris in the river. I ran into a submerged branch, but luckily not hard enough to rip off my fin. I also just avoided a floating stump, and saw lots of other stuff. My head was on a swivel.
But again, I felt nice and fast at first. Turns out I had a nice gentle tail wind. It was a lot slower going upstream.
Workout Summary - media/20190427-2355420o.csv
Thursday – April 24 – 75′ Steady State OTW
More wading through the flood. More steady state, working on balance and the release. EmPower Oarlock decided to not work. A bit slower today. Everything felt a bit heavy.
Workout Summary - media/20190427-2025470o.csv
Friday – 10 x 1’/1′ L1 Static Erg
Another present from our friend Eric Murray.
Started with a Fletcher warmup and really pushed it hard.
Then the main event.
That was remarkably tough. I was so not recovered in the last three intervals.
Saturday – April 27 – L4 4 x 20′ / 2′ on slides
Hectic weekend, getting ready for a trip out to St Louis. Had a nice relaxing L4 down in the basement.
Sunday – April 28 – Aborted L3 Session
We were taking off for St. Louis in the afternoon, but I thought I would sneak in a quick 10K. I made it 500m and gave up. Then I felt bad and started again. This time I made it 1500m and gave up. I just walked away. I never do that.
Monday – April 29 – 30′ inclined march
In St. Louis for my daughter’s PhD defense. I bopped down to the fitness center for a quick session before the festivities began. Nothing special. Just trying to keep things ticking over.
Heart rate recorded on the apple watch, sent to RunGap, then to strava, then to rowsandall. Seamless! 😉
The PhD defense was astoundingly good. I am a very proud father and my daughter is a doctor!
Tuesday – April 30 – 30′ Inclined march
Same deal. quick session just to break a sweat before our flight home.
Wednesday – May – 3 x 20′ L4 on slides
I had a dermatologist appointment in the morning. I was inspected all over and it appears that I don’t have skin cancer. I do have a bit of eczema on my face, but that is not a big deal. After the appointment, I dashed home and did a easy session before heading to the airport.
Then I showered and hit the road. I flew to Miami and then to Costa Rica. I was visiting our office down there. I arrived around 7pm local time and I was dead tired. I was asleep by 10.
Thursday – May 2 – 30′ minute inclined march
More of the same ticking over. Lower HR than in St. Louis
Then I headed to the office. Tours and meetings went from 8:30am to 7pm. Then we had a reception in the evening for an employee who was one of our first employees in the office, who had decided to move on. I got to bed around 11 and needed to be up at 4:30am to catch my flight.
Friday – 3 May – No training
I caught a 7am flight out of Costa Rica, and arrived home around 7pm. My wife and I had some dinner and hopped in the car to drive down to the cape.
Saturday – 4 May – 18K coastal row in Wellfleet.
It was a cool (about 50F) and cloudy day today, but the wind was quite light. I was excited to do my first coastal row of the season. I wanted to do a long and easy tour of the harbor. The first 2/3 was just like that, but the end was a bit tough.
I launched from the loagy bay beach and rowed up to Wellfleet Harbor. The water was nice and flat and the breeze was behind me. It was nearly high tide so there wasn’t much current that I noticed. I rounded the breakwater at the harbor entrance and rowed around the town pier and up into the area of the boat slips. I stopped for a drink and got ready for part 2.
I rowed back out of the harbor a headed west all the way across to the harbor at the north end of Great Island. I rowed around the outside edge of the harbor and admired the shore birds.
As I rowed out of the sheltered harbor, I noticed that the wind had picked up a bit and since it was from the east, there was quite a bit of chop. I headed close to due south and had the chop on my beam. I had a fair amount of trouble holding the course and my left hand really blistered up as I was using almost constant starboard pressure to keep my bow from getting blow to the west. I decided to row 2km south and then turn east for home.
The last bit going east was the hardest. I was rowing straight into the easterly breeze and the tide was flowing out against me. My splits slowed way down at the same effort I had been putting in all along. As I approached the island, the chop calmed down quite a bit. But I was pretty worn out after an hour and forty minutes of reasonably hard rowing.
It was a glorious row! My hands are destroyed, but that’s OK. I am so glad to be back out on the ocean. The time passed so quickly, even when it was tougher rowing. I just had a blast.
Tomorrow: Maybe another coastal row, maybe an erg session. It will depend on the schedule and how my hands feel.