Anvil or Hammer


Posted in Concept II by Mike on June 25, 2007

Short row
1000m warmup
2500m 9:00 average heart rate 171 max 181
500m slow
2500 10:20 average heart rate 178 max 184
500m slow

I’ve been working on trying to pull harder less often, as low as 20 SPM while trying to push the 2:00/500m mark. I can’t quite pull that hard, I have to speed up the about 24/25 spm to get there. I find that to a be really ahrd to maintain. My body seems to jsut kinda drift back toward more pulls but easier, so I try and push it back the other way. It’s good to have someone to disagree with, not sure that you’re your own ideal candidate.

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  1. Chris Rice said,

    Just back from vacation – I’ll read everything later but looks like you’re doing well on the rowing – you may not to able to pull the same strokes per minute as me simply due to the difference in stroke length between us. I’d say just don’t think too much about it and your body will find it’s pace naturally if you don’t think about it too much.

  2. Mike said,

    Welcome back, I confess, I wondered where you had gotten off to. I hope vacation was fun and relaxing.

  3. Chris Rice said,

    Teresa and I went on an Alaskan Cruise with a land portion. It was probably the laziest vacation we’ve ever done but still pretty neat. Alaska is a huge and beautiful place. Saw lots of wildlife, way too many people and ate like a king – a glutton king anyway LOL. They had a gym on the ship – all Cybex machines – those things suck – they don’t fit me at all and it felt like I was either trying to stretch or compress the steel on almost all of them – a scary setup unless you are 5′ 9″ or so maybe. So I did NOTHING instead – came home and slammed my #3 so maybe I needed the rest. I have a lot of catching up to do and I might even try to get a workout in there someplace today.

  4. Mike said,

    that sounds like an awesome vacation. Sometimes we need to stop training more than we need to bang on. Especially with a guy who has, literally, been doing this for decades.

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