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Update and the Farnborough race

Posted by thepeteplan on June 6, 2009

Training in reverse order to begin with:

Saturday 6th June:

60mins = 16235m / 1:50.8 / 25
5min splits:
1:54.6 / 23
1:49.1 / 26
1:54.5 / 24
1:47.0 / 27
1:54.5 / 24
1:47.2 / 27
1:54.4 / 24
1:47.0 / 27
1:54.4 / 24
1:50.3 / 26
1:54.3 / 24
1:44.0 / 28

Good solid hour breaking it up mentally by alternating pace each 5mins.

Friday 5th June:

30mins treadmill covering a little over 6k including warm up and warm down, the majority done at 13 to 14kph.

Thursday 4th June:

7am – 30mins treadmill covering a little over 6.5k.

7pm:

60mins = 16518m / 1:48.9 / 26
10min splits:
1:49.4 / 26
1:49.4 / 26
1:49.5 / 26
1:49.5 / 26
1:49.3 / 26
1:46.5 / 28

Another solid 60mins.

Tuesday 2nd June:

2112m = 7:10.1 / 1:41.8 / 28
500m splits:
1:42.0 / 28
1:41.9 / 29
1:42.0 / 29
1:41.8 / 28
1:40.0 / 29 (last 112m)

CTC is 1344m, aim was 1:36 average:

1344m = 4:18.1 / 1:36.0 / 32
300m splits:
1:36.0 / 33
1:36.3 / 31
1:36.1 / 32
1:36.1 / 32
1:34.7 / 33 (last 144m)

Facebook challenge is 30sec sprint, for which I moved the drag up from 130 to 180:

30sec = 191m / 1:18.5 / 54

The aim of this workout was to put an initial score in for the three challenges this month – Concept2 challenge series, CTC, and Facebook challenge in that order. Done with around 4 to 5mins rest between each.

Sunday 31st May:

A last minute 500m attempt for last month’s facebook challenge as I hadn’t got around to doing it earlier in the month. 1:23.3 wasn’t too bad considering I’ve done no work at close to this pace, and it was the day after the race.

Saturday 30th May – Farnborough 5k:

5k = 16:58.5

500m splits: 1:41.4, 1:41.6, 1:41.6, 1:41.4, 1:42.1, 1:42.2, 1:42.6, 1:42.8, 1:42.4, 1:40.4

Slower than I should have done, but there was no real incentive to go too much faster. This won me the 30+ race by a big margin, and the only person to row faster was Rich Blagrove on the erg next to me in the 20+. Whatever I did I wouldn’t have beaten Rich, as although he only beat me by 14seconds, he had plenty in hand.

Friday was a tiring day picking the ergs up then setting up the race venue. 7 hours of driving to Nottingham and back – loading the van with 14 ergs there, unpacking them here, setting up in the evening. Race day all went to plan though, and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. Some people seemed to enjoy the bar there from quite an early hour too…

We’ll try to get a date in the racing calendar early for next year’s Farnborough indoor rowing championships.

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