Rest Day 7/25/13: What Split would you hold for 21,097m? – Share

Rest Day 7/25/13:

Excited to see Coach Shane Farmer crush it in the Team competition.  Hopefully something like the half-marathon pops up for him!

Excited to see Coach Shane Farmer crush it in the Team competition. Hopefully something like the half-marathon pops up for him!

What Split would you hold for 21,097m?

The CrossFit Games have begun and this year rowing has burst on to the scene!  Yesterday the individual competitors had to row a half-marathon, 21,097 meters.  It was not rowing on the water in a shell, but it was just as epic.  They actually had to make a decision on how hard they would start.  The first 2,000m were up for grabs and points, as well as the points for the overall half-marathon.  What would your strategy be?  Would you go all out and try to grab the 2k points or settle in and start chipping away at the half-marathon?

Share your game plan and thoughts on the WOD to comments!

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2 thoughts on “Rest Day 7/25/13: What Split would you hold for 21,097m? – Share

  1. I would focus on the 21,097 meters. I feel that I am better at distance rows. My way of looking at a distance row is that I can pull long and hard at a steady pace and towards the end about 5km to go negative splits. The one half marathon that I rowed was at 1:29:29 in 2011. 500 meter pace: 2:07.2.
    It’s such a daunting distance to just sit down and say “let’s row 21,097 meters”. It’s something I’ve only said to myself once. Plus your ass goes numb after about 40 mins or so. And for that reason I like 10k’s better. It’s the perfect distance for me. Not to long not to short.

    • Thanks for sharing Ryan! Great game plan and mentality. Haha, I’ve only said that to myself once too. Solid time as well. You’re right, 10k’s are a good distance to just flow and find rhythm.

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