Feb 25 2018
Saturday wasn’t hard, just a normal hour of steady state.
Sunday – intervals at 26spm
This was the hard day.
I rowed this with Romana in the erg room of our rowing club. It was a great sunny day, just a little cold. Maximum temperature -7 degrees C and below -15 during the night. I had to Row this with sunglasses because the sun was shining in my face.
With Romana, we agreed to replace the 500m with a time based interval of 1:50 duration. This would allow us to Row this next to each other in the same stroke rate. Unfortunately, it was only during the workout Execution that we thought of rowing this on slides as a double, two ergs behind each other. Next time.
Romana confirmed my suspicions that she is in great form to break 8 minutes. I managed to row each interval above 500m.
The Power values in the chart are a bit weird. I rowed this on an erg with PM3 monitor, attached to PainSled running on the iPhone through the usb cable. The PM3 Power values during rest intervals are not updated, which confused PainSled.,
Mar 4 2018
2x(9x500m/70″)/5min & Some Ice Speed Skating
In the morning, I finished the work on my latest rowsandall.com release, and released it. Then I sat around waiting for bug reports to come in, but nothing happened, so I went to do the groceries. Well, I guess I had test driven this release quite thoroughly on the development server, so there was no reason to be worried.
The workout was a repeat of last Sunday:
2x(9x500m/70")/5min @ 26-27spm
Last Sunday, I had struggled but completed. Today, after a 2k warming up with a few speed bursts, everything went very smooth. My rowing cellar had a nice temperature around the freezing point. The sun was shining outside. I had no difficulties pulling just under 1:50 split:
The whole event was really quite uneventful. It is funny, how the same session can be so different. I guess this had a lot to do with two rest/travel days and an easy treadmill run that I did in the past days.
I had planned for a steady state erg, but the weather was so nice, so we went for a walk to check the ice on a nearby pond. Robin, my youngest, got so enthusiastic to go skating in the afternoon that I decided to join him.
While the Czechs were still enjoying their traditional long Sunday lunch, we were already out on the ice. This was on purpose, because with my speed skates I need a bit of space. Still it was quite claustrophobic. A kilometer was about four loops on the small pond, and I did 15km in total. By the end, there was a small crowd on the ice, mostly playing hockey, so I had to go. Robin remained and is still enjoying the sunny winter afternoon.
By sanderroosendaal • Uncategorized • 0 • Tags: 2x9x500m, 500m, concept2, erg, intervals, OTE, rowing, speed skating, training