Happy Easter and Rowing WOD 4/4/15: 8x500m w/ 2min Rest – Post Splits

Happy Easter!

RRT practicing the release in singles!

RRT practicing the release in singles!

I hope everyone enjoys Easter Sunday tomorrow and can spend some time with family and friends.  Share if you do anything fun including family mobility or active recovery.  Perhaps challenging your family to an Erg Relay?

All the Best!

Coach Pat

Rowing WOD:

8 x 500m w/ 2min Rest

  • Race Pace
  • Race Focus

Today’s all about prepping for your next 2k.  Try to keep a consistent pace over all 8 or “negative split” toward the end if you’re feeling good.  Negative splitting means you pull a faster split than you did the last piece.

As a quick review for novice rowers, race pace over 2,000m will be at a stroke rating of 28 − 32 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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