Thursday, 21 September 2017

Systems coming back online - 60r18 75% HRR plus 2 by 1min 1r

Well it really does feel like the old engine is starting to humm again now, not only was the pace good but the drop of was very minimal over the times period. Feeling positive :) had a bit of fun on the 2 by 1min 1r but nothing too extravagant.

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Not firing 100% - session still completed 4by2500m r26

Tonights delight 4by2500m 4r r26 and tired trudge to the shed once again lol not really firing 100% through the warm up, head not quite right. Set the session up and got through on target but knew I had to put the score down on my whiteboard as I didn't have the mental capacity to remember it lol

Messed up final split on final stroke Ffs

60r18 70% HRR continued improvement plus 2by1min 1r

So after a long day, interview this morning, then a few shops for this and that, spending quality time with wife and daughters playing "fashion show"... don't ask. Mrs (currently 7 months pregnant) wanted to watch a film which wasn't working so I spent a hour sorting that (including driving to shop to swap it), dogs walked and then it's 10:30.. OK 60r18 70 % HRR row here we come. With added 2by1min 1r. Looking good still :)

Monday, 18 September 2017

Monday night is 30r20 night

And although at 8pm I was happily dozing off in my arm chair the Mrs (now happily back after her weekend in hospital with the all clear for her and baby) called over "are you rowing or what?" so after a minute or so I was up and changed heading out to the shed.

Race warm up and set the clock - 30 min and had last weeks meters and split on the white board in front of me - 8,363m 1:47.6 - so the simple aim was to beat that. I aimed at splitting just under 1:47 for the session and set off. Found a reasonable rhythm and held on to it. In the final two minutes I decided to pile on some pressure to see if I could add 100m to last week's score... :)

Skierg option - 10k and 30 min HRR 70%

The Mrs is in hospital at moment, 26 weeks pregnant and needs a bit of observation but all is well now we believe. This means that I can't get out to the shed with the daughter in bed to row but I can complete this weeks session by jumping on the skierg - was supposed to be a 45 min r18 2r 30 min r18 70% HRR so I converted that to be a 10k and 30  min on the skierg - I ended up rating around 36 and just tried to push the HR up to 146.

10k r36 TE 3.2 Ave HR 133 Max HR 147
30 min r36 TE 3.3 Ave HR 140 Max HR 149

I believe, by virtue of no one else logging/claiming them, they are Irish 40-49H records

Friday, 15 September 2017

4by2k r24 3r box ticking

Nothing special, nothing exciting just training and a box ticked

4by2k r24 3r target around 1:46 pace

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Seems I was right 60r18 75% HRR 2 by 1min 1r

So two night ago I mentioned seeing good signs on the HRR row, well tonight's shows I'm on the right track :) over 16k in a hour at r18 75% HRR is pretty good going for a overweight old man. Maybe it was my choice of shows that I watched, had been watching "Mist" series on Netflix but with only one episodes (40 minutes) left I was flicking around and eventually picked "Norsemen" which I actually ended up "laughing out loud" to at one point while rowing.