Tuesday, January 15, 2013

More rowing

Sewanee pool wasn't open til 7pm so I decided to row again.  It's really a better workout in some ways. It gets my heart rate higher ... 160+ after a sprint.

Concept 2 pm3 rowing machine 
3 x 2000m - 8:30, 8:32, 8:45 - stroke rates: 37, 39, 38 
500m - 1:55.3   -  stroke rate: 48

I kept the drag at 1, 2 or 3, trying a different setting for each.  Not much difference.

It was a workout.

Foot feels a little better.  Tested it by jogging a few steps.   Still not ready.


  1. such a high stroke rate indicates a technique issue. work on technique at low damper setting (no more than 3). you should be able to go at least as fast with a slower stroke rate, say 33 or so. stroke rate has two parts, the pull and the recovery. the recovery should be slower than the pull. the pull should go all the way through, meaning, don't start sliding forward until complete the pull. watch the concept two technique videos. joe