Rowing WOD 10/12: 4 x 6min w/ 4min Rest – Post Avg Splits

Rowing WOD 10/12:

4 x 6min w/ 4min Rest

Row As Follows:

  1. 3′ @26 s/m, 2′ @28 s/m, 1′ @30 s/m

  2. 3′ @28, 2′ @30, 1′ @32

  3. 3′ @28, 2′ @30, 1′ @32

  4. 3′ @30, 2′ @32, 1′ @34

When competing we need to be able to follow a game plan and execute it with control at full intensity, whether it’s a 5k row or a snatch ladder.  This weekend athletes at the Beast of the East will be rowing a 2k for one of the workouts.  Those that can develop a race plan, hit their splits, and stick to their stroke ratings will come out on top and be ready to crush the next workout.

Today’s Rowing WOD is all about focusing on that control and execution at full intensity.  Each piece should be full pressure trying to hold the lowest splits possible, but you must be able to maintain the prescribed stroke ratings.  When the stroke rating increases the split should come down.  If you choose your first split well, then by picking up the stroke rating throughout the piece you will be negative splitting or rowing faster at the end compared to the beginning.  In the middle of a competition weekend negative splitting a long row might be the best idea to feel out your body and not totally crush yourself.  Of course you still want to be getting after it and pushing it out in the last 250m.

Post your average 500m splits for each piece!

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