Rockin Roland wrote:It's stil very warm here. Temperature has been consistantly around 32 C(90 F) for a number of weeks now and no respite in sight. No significant rain has fallen since August last year. However that translates to very stable water/current conditions on the river I row on. Hence whenever I go out in the single I can get a really good hold of the water at the catch and push the shell away strongly with the feet/legs. Getting some good numbers on the NK stroke coach monitor.
Last Saturday we had a win in our master eight at the Henley on the Yarra regatta. Everyone is rapt about that, in particular seeing your name go on a prestigious perpetual trophy. We still have a number of races coming up for the eight which is eating into the time I get to train in my single. Yesterday was my first chance in 10 days to train in my single. I find that it takes about 30 minutes of rowing to get back into the groove after long periods away from the single. It's probably more a mental/confidence thing though than anything else. All that sweep rowing has helped me stay in tune for sculling, together with some time on my dynamic erg.
After finding back my confidence in the single, I yesterday did 2 x 2000m pieces, flat out at race pace. Although I wasn't wearing a heart rate monitor to find my max, but due to ideal rowing conditions, I felt just as exhausted and legless when I got out of the boat afterwards as I would getting off an erg. It makes for a very satisfying workout, particularily knowing that I got max physical benefit(plus being rowing specific) without using an erg or other gym equipment.
im curious to know what kind of times you got on those 2x2k in the single?