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When the weather turns

Posted by thepeteplan on April 25, 2008

One of the worst things about a sport that is (generally) done inside is that once the weather warms up a little training can get quite uncomfortable. Physiologically it is harder when the temperature is higher, but also psychologically it feels harder when the gym is stuffy and you’re sweating earlier in a training piece. The weather is just starting to get to that point some days now, and unfortunately I train in a gym without air conditioning.


4k = 14:58.6 / 1:52.3 / 25

4min rest

1500m = 5:03.1 / 1:41.0 / 30

4min rest

1500m = 5:03.0 / 1:41.0 / 30

4min rest

4k = 14:57.2 / 1:52.1 / 25

This is the type of session we are doing to keep some rowing in our programme at around 5k pace, and on average this format of session will be done once per week with intervals at 2k pace one week, and 5k pace the following week.

One Response to “When the weather turns”

  1. alan said

    Hi Pete,

    I am shadowing these sessions as I can only row 4-5 times a week.

    Work and age get in the way-plus lack of a home erg at the moment-so mainly 7 am gym sessions.

    I found this session and the first interval set fun and challenging-set my time at 10 secs per 500 slower in line with a sub 7-2k (Not quite achieved I am quite close and need to stretch myself a little).

    Will do the hour row next on Tuesday-day off tomorrow

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