Week of 10/28/2019

Late fall can often be a tricky time of the year. Some days the wind and weather just do not allow for rowing on the water, but we may not have shifted our focus to training indoors.

Over last winter I published a series of weekly workouts. I’d like to try to do the same this winter.

If you are still racing, or if you just finished your fall racing season, then you should take a few weeks at an easier pace.

For the athletes who are continuing to row and train regularly, I hope the following workouts can be helpful to you.

This week’s technical reminder is to remember to set your Drag Factor on the erg. Check out this short video for an explanation on how the Drag Factor works.

This week’s suggested workouts are below. Please be sure to exercise at your own pace and take your time. None of the workouts are required and the following is only intended as suggested workouts to try.

–Mike

WEEK OF 10/28/2019:

Monday, 10/28: OFF

Tuesday, 10/29:

  • Warm-up:
  • Workout:
    • 4×15′ / 2′ easy
    • Row four 5’ pieces at:
      • 5’ @ SR18 / Cat VI (+18-23) – 15:00
      • 4’ @ SR20 / Cat VI (+18-23) – 10:00
      • 3’ @ SR22 / Cat VI (+18-23) – 6:00
      • 2’ @ SR24 / Cat V (+8-12) – 3:00
      • 1’ @ SR26 /  Cat IV (+2) – 1:00
    • Row for two minutes at light pressure during the rest period.
  • Cooldown/Stretching:

Wednesday, 10/30:

  • Warm-up:
  • Workout:
    • 3 x 6′ / 3′ easy
    • Row three 9’ pieces at:
      • 3’ @ SR24 /  Cat V (+8-12) – 9:00
      • 2’ @ SR26 /  Cat IV (+2) – 6:00
      • 1’ @ SR28 /  Cat III (-2) – 3:00
    • Row for three minutes at light pressure during the rest period.
  • Cooldown/Stretching:

Thursday, 10/31:

Friday, 11/1:

Saturday, 11/2:

  • Warm-up:
  • Workout:
    • 5000m with rate changes every 1000m: 22-24-26-24-22
    • Row for a total of 5000 meters at a sustainable intensity, varying your stroke rate as follows:
      • 1000 meters @ SR22,
      • 1000 meters @ SR24,
      • 1000 meters @ SR26,
      • 1000 meters @ SR24,
      • 1000 meters @ SR22.
  • Cooldown/Stretching:

Sunday, 11/3:

  • Warm-up:
  • Workout:
    • 3 x 24′ / 1′ easy
      • 4’ @ SR22 / Cat VI (+18-23) – 24:00
      • 6’ @ SR20 / Cat VI (+18-23) – 20:00
      • 4’ @ SR22 / Cat VI (+18-23) – 14:00
      • 6’ @ SR20 / Cat VI (+18-23) – 10:00
      • 4’ @ SR22 / Cat VI (+18-23) – 4:00
    • Rest for 1’ between each piece.
  • Cooldown/Stretching:

 

Learning to Scull – The Basics

During the Summer of 2018 I enjoyed teaching a learn to row class at Sagamore Rowing in Oyster Bay, NY. I prepared a handout for each class with the lesson for the day. During the summer, the class ran for three weeks at a time and we met up each Tuesday and Thursday evening.

Below is an outline of what we worked on and each day links to a handout:

I hope this info can be helpful to anyone who is learning to row or scull. Sculling is a wonderful pursuit and is always an adventure!