Rowing WOD 9/3/13:
4k Row @5k+5 Pace
2k Row @5k Pace
Our next 5k Re-test is coming up at the end of the month. Let’s get after it!
Why is rowing fun? One reason is that it provides a challenge in learning technique to be as efficient as possible while working everything from your head to your toes. Elsewhere in sports and training, if you’ve tried the Pose Method of running you may understand the beauty of focusing on technique and the perception of what your body is doing in space. Focusing on form and technique gives your mind something to work toward rather than complaining about how much your legs burn.
Today’s Rowing WOD is a good opportunity to focus on one or two form fixes but get after it as well. Set the monitor for Intervals Variable and enter the work/rest accordingly. This WOD has the potential to build your confidence in the 5k. Come up with a plan and execute. Be consistent with your splits and stroke ratings for both. If possible drop the split you pull every stroke from the 4k to the 2k by 5 split seconds. Go from a pace of 5k+5 to 5k with a stroke rating of 28-32. Find your efficient stroke. Novices should focus on one form fix for the first piece and work hard on consistent pressure for the second piece.
Post your Average 500m Splits to Comments along with your goal splits for each piece.
Why is Rowing Fun? … For me it’s seeing the movement patterns we train every single day in the gym transfer into on graceful, powerful, continuous movement on the water.
Keep an eye out for tomorrows Rowing WOD and catch a glimpse of all the fun the Boston College Men’s Crew Team is having!