I seem to have neglected blogging my training since the first core session on Monday this week. We are now down to 1 week to go before the world indoor rowing championships, so training is ramping down a little now as we approach the tapering week.
Tuesday I just did an erg warm up then a short weights session. One mistake I have made a few times in the past few years is doing too much in the 2 weeks prior to a big race when the motivation gets high, so I am really trying to avoid it this time. I’m in good shape physically, and I’m not going to make big gains in the last 2 weeks.
Wednesday I then trained twice, mainly due to a kind of failed session in the first. The first session was a moderately hard 30min piece on rowpro, only the software crashed just after 20 minutes, so it turned into a 22min row by the time I realised that the boats on the laptop screen weren’t moving any more. Still, 22mins @ 1:46.0 / 26spm is a good middle distance piece anyway. In the evening I then did a few short 2k paced pieces, no particular format, including a 3:08.0 for 1k.
Thursday was then the final AT type session prior to Boston. Right at the short end of this type of session, but enough for a good mental and physical workout.
4 x 1250m / 5min rest:
4:14.4 / 1:41.7 / 27
4:14.4 / 1:41.7 / 28
4:13.9 / 1:41.5 / 28
4:04.6 / 1:37.8 / 31
5k = 16:47.3 / 1:40.7 / 28
This is the area that my training will be focussing on after Boston, so in a little over 2 weeks time it will be time to move on to the 5k training group.
5k Training Group:
Following on from the success of the BIRC to Boston training group this 5k focussed group will run for 12 weeks from Monday 28th February. We currently have 34 people signed up to take part in this group, which will be very beneficial for all the athletes with lots of people to compare core session progress and splits with. If anyone reading this is still interested in joining us email me asap.