Row, Row, Row

 Testing out grip strength in the Florida Keys on a Saltwater Experience shoot.

Testing out grip strength in the Florida Keys on a Saltwater Experience shoot.


Adversity causes some men to break, and others to break records.”
— Unknown”

 


Warmup:

Box Breathing 5 minutes

30 overhead squats with PVC

10x each: Pushups, Situps, Dips, Pullups, Burpees


Skill: Jump Rope 3 minutes


Core:

200 flutters

2 min plank

200 flutters

2 min plank


Workout: A.
Row 15,000 m

or

Run 7.12 miles (4 Bridges route)


As I am still nursing a healing calf muscle, I laid off the running again today.  While I am not running, it is crucial to get some LSD (long slow distance) to increase my overall volume in preparation for Selection.  I know that I should be running 10-12 miles today, but if I dont let this calf heal properly, it will be a nagging, frustrating injury that will prevent proper training and probably resurface in Selection.

Believe me, I would rather run 10 miles than do a 15,000 meter row.

At any rate, I gave the guys a choice today and Trevor, Clay and I chose the full 15,000 while Robert and Blythe also stayed back for a long row.   Keith, Jay, Will, Justin and Turner ran and the 7.12 mile, 4 bridges course was completed within 1-2 minutes of the 15,000 m row.  Interesting.

I rowed 15,000 meters in 1:03:00 and Trevor came in at 1:00:17, Clay 1:06:00.  For me, I had a goal of keeping my splits under 2:10 for the entire row.  I saw 2:11 a couple of times as I lost concentration but was able to bring it back down.  Mostly I was around 2:02 but my overall average split was 2:05.6.  I am sure that I could improve on my technique alot.

Sweat index on this one was a 9.7 and I was completely soaked. 

 

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