5x1500m and preparing for the showdown

A showdown?

There was a rowing club evening. Well, it was actually a whole afternoon, a traditional “zabijačka”, where a pig is slaughtered and all the meat and stuff is processed.

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We arrived later, and I just tasted beer. Not that I don’t like this food, but I have to remain lightweight for my races and this is not really the food that keeps you lightweight.

Anyway, we were discussing upcoming races and I was discussing with this guy Michal. At the end of the discussion we had decided, that:

1. We would race the double together at the Spring Races on April 18
2. We would row a 6km trial next to each other on Monday, 16 February

He claims he can beat my time, but needs some motivation to do it. So there you go. I am actually quite looking forward to it.

Today’s training

So I was going to do the 5x1500m of last week today, and do the 6km on Monday. I went down to the erg basement with the idea that I would just row the target pace, nothing faster … well, that didn’t entirely work out.5x1500mb5x1500m

I have brought a bluetooth enabled radio/media player for the erg room, so I was streaming this “rowbeats #1” compilation from soundcloud to it. It is a mix of techno with coxing voices and regatta speaker sounds. Quite motivating, I must say. It really did get me into a groove and the 1500m intervals flew by:

Workout Summary – Feb 15, 2015
–|Total|-Total-|–Avg–|-Avg-|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg|-Avg
–|Dist-|-Time–|-Pace–|Watts|SPM-|-HR–|-HR–|-DPS|-SPI
–|07500|27:28.2|01:49.9|263.8|29.1|168.3|180.0|09.4|09.1
Workout Details
#-|SDist|-Split-|-SPace-|Watts|SPM-|AvgHR|MaxHR|DPS-|-SPI|Comments
01|01500|05:31.6|01:50.5|259.1|27.9|161.0|172.0|09.7|09.3|
02|01500|05:31.2|01:50.4|260.1|28.8|166.3|175.0|09.4|09.0|
03|01500|05:30.7|01:50.2|261.2|28.7|170.4|178.0|09.5|09.1|
04|01500|05:29.0|01:49.7|265.3|29.5|170.8|179.0|09.3|09.0|
05|01500|05:25.6|01:48.5|273.9|30.4|173.0|180.0|09.1|09.0|

Target was 1:51.2, so I beat that a little. 😀

Don’t think it will have a negative impact on tomorrow’s showdown 6k row …

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