Rowing WOD 11/25/14: 8x1min w/ 1min Rest – Post Splits

Here is this weeks programming if you missed it yesterday – RRTP 11-24-14

Rowing WOD:

The Men attacking their 2k in Heat 2 of the Renegade Rowing League on Saturday!

The Men attacking their 2k in Heat 2 of the Renegade Rowing League on Saturday!

8 x 1min w/ 1min Rest As Follow

1′ @24 (2k+5)

1′ @26 (2k+3)

1′ @28 (2k+1)

1′ @30 (2k)

1′ Start and Settle to 2k pace (like race)

1′ 2k pace (like race)

1′ 2k pace (like race)

1′ 2k pace and then sprint last 30sec (like race)

Last week we focused on suspension.  As you warmup today try to feel connected to the footboards and remain weightless on your seat throughout the drive.  Be sure to keep the force horizontal and don’t do any more work than you have to.  For the first half of today’s Rowing WOD you should really emphasize and feel the connection to the erg through your feet.  Feel nice smooth suspension every stroke.

In the second half of this workout focus on the release.  The goal is to suspend and push through the heel/full foot and then just as you finish the stroke keep the balls of your feet attached to the footboards.  We don’t want to rely on the straps to pull us back up.  Our finish should be powerful but in control.  One cue is to point the toes as you finish the stroke.  Also ensure that when you finish the hips aren’t tucking under.  Stay on your sit-bones and transfer the weight to the front of your seat as you swing into the recovery.  I know this is a lot to think about, so don’t get to caught up in it.  Just be smooth and stay connected to the footboards through the bottoms of your feet.

Post your average splits from each piece to comments!

Checkout the Renegade Rowing League!  If you’re interested in competing this year it will be held on December 20th and January 24th.  You can register online here!  Deadline to register for the next competition is December 18th.

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8 thoughts on “Rowing WOD 11/25/14: 8x1min w/ 1min Rest – Post Splits

  1. Using a spilt time of 1:50, heats were:

    1. (2K+5@24) 1:54.9 @28
    2. (2K+3@26) 1:52.7 @27
    3. (2K+1@28 1:50.7 @28
    4. (2K @30) 1:49.4 @28
    5. (2k) 1:49.4 @33
    6. (2k) 1.49.0 @33
    7. (2k) 1:49.6 @35
    8. Pull like hell 1:34.7@40

    The lower stroke ratings with maintaining a fixed split are always harder to target.

  2. 2k split time of 2:12 used for 8×1:00/1:00r:
    1. (2K+5@24): 2:16.9 @ 29
    2. (2K+3@26) : 2:14.5 @ 28
    3. (2K+1@28): 2:09.8 @ 29
    4. (2K): 2:06.0 @ 31
    5. (2k): 2:07.6 @ 31
    6. (2k): 2:03.0 @ 32
    7. (2k): 2:06.5 @ 31
    8. (2k): 2:06.0 @ 32 <- forgot to sprint o_O

    Post row w/Thor 🙂 Finished the other half of Monday's 11/23 RWOD: 2x 22min @ 20-22, Cat VI (1×22 @ 22 s/m): 4037m, 2:43.4/500m @ 22 s/m
    2:43.9 @ 24
    2:39.5 @ 23
    2:48.5 @ 23
    2:53.4 @ 23
    2:49.4 @ 23
    2:53.4 @ 23
    2:53.3 @ 23
    3:02.9 @ 24

    11/24: 3952m, 2:31.8/500m, @ 24 <-This was attempted after Crossfit WOD…oops.

    Take Aways:
    1. Feet to erg connection = $mooth $uspension
    2. Coffee is my mobility.
    3. You will get sprayed with Windex if you don't move away from the erg in time.

  3. Great WOD to work on stroke imperfections. 2K defined as 1:54
    2k+4@24). 22@2:00.9
    (2k+2@26). 26@1:57.6
    (2k+1@28). 28@1:56.2
    (2k@30). 30@1:56.2
    Start & settle. 33@1:47.9
    30@1:53.2
    30@1:53.6
    2k+30sec sprint. 33@1:48.6
    2,101m. 29@1:54.2
    Have a great Thanksgiving.

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