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Challenge series – 1609m

Posted by thepeteplan on November 11, 2008

I thought I should put something a little faster in as I’ve not done much at pace since BIRC.

20mins = 5346m / 1:52.3 / 25

Then a mile for the C2 challenge series, aim to negative split from 1:36’s (after a few fast strokes) and beat my BIRC 2k average pace (1:34.3).

1609m = 5:02.5 / 1:34.0 / 35
Splits:
400m = 1:33.2
800m = 1:35.7
1200m = 1:35.2
1600m = 1:31.8
1609m = 1:28.8

Finished off with 50 “Jamie’s” and 2 x 10 “Waddell’s” – see yesterday’s PP blog for a description of these exercises.

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One Response to “Challenge series – 1609m”

  1. Jamie Pfeffer said

    Well done, Pete! That was blazing. It appears that we have our answer to the question we asked during Training Camp: Do long rows make us faster during short rows? The answer is, “yes.” Your last 400-meter split was amazing. It was so fast that you probably could have gone harder during the first 1200.

    Your warm-up piece seemed longer (and about 1.5 seconds faster) than you would usually row. Was that an experiment? Or, because you were rowing a single piece after it, were you using the 20-minute row to develop your fitness?

    Have you noticed an effect from the core work?

    Great job,
    Jamie

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