Rowing WOD 10/11/14: 2x3k Row w/ 6min Rest – Post Avg. Splits

Rowing WOD:

Try this RWOD on the water if possible!

2 x 3k Row w/ 6min Rest as follows …

  • 1k @26 s/m (@5k+5)
  • 1k @28 s/m (@5k+3)
  • 1k @5k Race Pace

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.

At the end of the month we’ll be doing a week of testing to end the fall season and see where we’re at going into the winter.  We’ll be testing all distances, so keep training hard and keep it fun.  Focus on hitting the prescribed ratings and splits.  As we transition into the winter training period we’ll begin focusing on the 2k for the Renegade Rowing League and CRASH-B’s.  They’ll be here before you know it, so get pumped!

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 Distance and enter 3,000m of Work and 6 minutes of rest.  This WOD has the potential to build your confidence for the 5k.  Come up with a plan and execute.  Be consistent with your splits and stroke ratings for both pieces.  If possible go a little bit faster every 1k.  5k Race pace should be at a stroke rating of 28-32 strokes per minute.  Find your efficient stroke.  Novices should focus on one form fix for each piece and work hard.

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