Rowing WOD 10/6/14: 4x10min Spicy Steady State – Post Distance

Rowing WOD:

Mike and Mike attacking the 2k at the RRL - Are you ready for the Renegade Rowing League?  It'll be back again this Winter!

4 x 10 min Spicy Steady State w/ 1 min Rest

10′ @ 18 s/m**

10′ @ 20 s/m**

10′ @ 22 s/m**

10′ @ Increasing Stroke Rating as follows – (5′ @24, 3′ @26, 2′ @28)

**First 3 Pieces – Row 4min Steady, 1min @-3 split seconds, 4min Steady, 1min @-3 split seconds

**Hold the same stroke rating all the way through each piece, but vary the pressure with your legs depending on whether you’re rowing steady or 3 split seconds faster

This is a great opportunity to work on the rhythm and consistent effort needed in long WODs with movements like kettlebell swings and sumo deadlift high pulls.  Focus on maintaining consistent pressure through each stroke and every piece.  Rate of Perceived Exertion should be around 60% – 70%.  Effort level on the last piece is open and should be based on how you feel.  Set the monitor for intervals-time with 10 minutes of work and 1 minute of rest. During the rest stand up and stretch out your back and foam roll any areas that feel overly tense.

Novice rowers should focus on one part of the stroke for each piece, like a horizontal handle path or trying to row feet out.

Vets should be dialing in their consistency.  During the last piece Vets should be focused on bringing their 500m split down as the stroke rating increases.

Post the total distance rowed to comments.

6 thoughts on “Rowing WOD 10/6/14: 4x10min Spicy Steady State – Post Distance

    • Great question Ward! The challenge is to keep the same stroke rating all the way through the whole 10min. When it asks for 1min at -3 split seconds you have to change ratio in order to keep the same stroke rating. Push harder and have quicker hands, but keep a long/slow slide on the recovery to hold the stroke rating. Hope this helps!

      On Sunday, October 5, 2014, Renegade Rowing wrote:


      • Ahhhh, give 2k+10 to 15 a shot to start and see how you feel and if the quality is there. Then bring it down accordingly.

        On Sun, Oct 5, 2014 at 9:55 PM, Renegade Rowing wrote:


  1. Goal was 2K+15 = 210. Did sets 1,2 and 4 (skipping set 3).
    6,984m at 2.08.8 pace.
    Was frustrated in last set when s/m were increasing because I couldn’t hold 210 – my split kept coming down to 2:00 – then I re-read the instructions – inadvertently I was doing the correct thing 🙂

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