Sep 22 2015
I left my backup Garmin at home but I spotted the anomaly anyway.
Today, I had headwind for the entire outing. On the way towards the castle I was rowing with a bungee, so it feels like rowing into a headwind. I removed the bungee for the headwind stretch from the castle back to the club. There was a strong wind and the stretch around the nude beach was quite choppy. When I was rowing with the bungee, the splash I created combined with the chop made the water flow over the XGPS160, which it obviously didn’t like, because suddenly i had 2600m done, where I am usually around 2km. Looking at the data now, somehow the way towards the castle was 1000m longer than the way back. Also there is a suspicious pace peak starting at 1300m, exactly around the nude beach.
Here is a close-up of a very suspicious part of my trajectory:
On the way back you can see that area around the nude beach as the dip in pace where I go slower than 2:50.
My training plan said Steady State but in the fall I like to take out the bungee and make it more like a Wolverine L4 workout. Rowing towards the castle I was between 16 and 18spm.
My book “Masterrudern. Das training ab 40” calls this “Kraftausdauer”.
All good. I am preparing the review for you, dear readers.