, nice 4 x 1k there
. You're certainly training very hard (much harder than me!) and I hope it all pays off for you in terms of results in Long Beach next month.
I also had a go at the 1k (once!) a couple of days ago. This is one time I know I ought to be doing faster, but it turned out a bit of a disaster, ended up just paddling home in 4:45.6.
Then attempted to improve my 19.6 second 100m sprint time (1:38 pace). I had two goes at 211 df (the highest I can get at the moment without cleaning the ergo out). The first I managed to saw away at 43 spm and the second at 46 spm but the time stayed stuck at 19.6 albeit the single below the line 'split' on the second attempt showed 19.5, but that isn't what you can claim.
Yesterday two of us were out on the estuary in single sculls. Beautiful windless conditions on the river at the moment, albeit very cold. Afterwards we had to break the ice to get at the water in the butt that we use to wash the boats down with, so my hands ended up frozen.
Today had another go to try an improve my ergo distance for 1 minute from the 289m (1:43.8 pace at 165 df and 36 spm) I did a week ago for the IRL. This time I upped the df to 176 and the spm to 41 and this time it was fly and of course the inevitable die at the end, but managed 294m (average 1:42 pace), which equals what I did 3 years ago when my ergo was brand new
. Annoyingly the 'below the line' 'split' showed 295m so it was pretty close to an improvement. Anyway enough to lead this year's C2 60+ womens's heavyweight rankings but some way off what Carol has done as a lightweight