Rowing WOD 7/29/14: 5 x 500m w/ 2min Rest – Post Splits and Focus

Rowing WOD:

Week 2 of Renegade Rowing Team, Get excited!

5 x 500m w/ 2min Rest

1st/2nd – @ 2k Split

3rd/4th – @ 1k Split

5th – @ Max Effort

It’s been 4 weeks since we’ve attacked this Rowing WOD.  Look back at your results and see if you’re ready to step it up another notch.  This is a great opportunity to get in some solid race pace work and prepare for our next benchmark.

As a quick review for novice rowers, race pace is at a stroke rating of 30 − 34 strokes per minute and a consistent 500m split.  The lower the split the better.  Good things to focus on include breathing, getting the knees down, driving through the heels, quick hands, and being smooth.  I also like to coach a smile or grin 10 just to take yourself out of your body for a second, have some fun, and then refocus with a fresh mindset.  Focus on one positive thought for 10 consecutive strokes and you’ll be that much closer to your goal.

Post your split for each piece and share what you focused on!

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