May 4 2019
Tuesday – April 30
A long weights workout. Mainly worked on breast and shoulder, and legs.
Wednesday – May 1
A bank holiday in the Czech Republic.
Romana and I went out in the mixed double. The workout was 5x6min with a few minutes break. The even intervals were to be rowed at 26spm and the uneven ones at 22/24/26, making a shift every two minutes.
It was a bit windy, so we decided to row in the gorge. There were crowds of bank holiday paddle boarders who didn’t really respect the traffic rules, but we managed. It was a fun workout. We also made progress getting to our signature light, highly effective stroke.
Friday, May 3
A glorious morning row. Mirror flat water. I went out in the single. The workout was a brutal
6x(6x20strokes/15strokes)/5min at race rate
No heart rate data as I had forgotten to charge my OH1. I really enjoyed doing those 20 stroke sprints. I kept the stroke rate between 30 and 32.
Workout Summary - media/20190503-1040460o.csv
It was nice to be back at race pace again. And it’s about time. I am racing next weekend. The summary algorithm didn’t catch all the intervals entirely correctly, but you get a good impression of what I did and the paces I achieved on this perfectly flat (still pretty cold) water.
You can also see from the map that our buoys are back in place again, and I am rowing perfectly straight lines in a buoyed course.
After my row, I hosted some guest rowers from Amsterdam, who are visiting Brno for rowing and having fun:
Two Brits, a German and 5 Dutch guys and one Dutch lady. They did two workouts on Friday.
In the evening I joined them for dinner and then visiting one nice Brno bar. It has an aviation theme and specializes in rums. A friend of mine commented that rum is for sailors and aviators drink beer, but I am willing to forgive that mistake because of the nice atmosphere of this place. I think my guests liked it too.
Up early because of my son’s rowing training. So I hit the water too, of course. There was a pretty intensive workout on the plan, but during the first interval I changed my mind and did a long, low intensity steady state instead. I still felt the fatigue after Friday’s intervals (or was it the drinks).
This time I drew an interesting figure on the map. Is it only me or do others also see a bird?
The Empower Oarlock ran out of battery after a few minutes, so no power data after that point:
The long breaks were the points where I paddled back to the dock to (finally) welcome the Amsterdammers (who had slept in) and waiting for them to see them row by.