Friday, June 29, 2012

10K row

Workout of the Day
WOD 1 – in the morning…
Golf 18 holes
WOD 2 – in the afternoon…
90 minutes gymnastics class
WOD 3 – in the evening…
10K row for completion
I’ll admit, the rowing portion of today’s workout was a bit sadistic.  During gymnastics class I tweaked my wrist and left frustrated.  Thus, I needed an outlet.  I’ve never rowed 10K until tonight, and I have to say it’s a pretty mindless exercise.  At no point was I out of breath, nor was my heart rate elevated.  It was more of a mental challenge to find a way to continue repeating the same movements over and over again.  My back fatigued early on and I was battling it the entire distance, trying to invent new ways to take the pressure off of it.  I had hoped this would feel similar to a long run, but it became more of a muscle endurance workout than an aerobic one.  The only enjoyable part of the whole experience was doing it out front of the gym in the sun.  40+ minutes of vitamin D is hard to argue with.  I finished in 42:40. 
In gymnastics I learned a new ring skill: back roll to support.  It’ll take some practice to perfect it, but just getting the confidence to even attempt it was a victory.  Putting this into a ring complex or series of skills is the next goal.  


  1. Hi Blair, nice WOD 3.
    I'm a bit interested in some of the details of the 10k row in the erg: What was your average stroke rate and damper setting?

    I think it's quite impressive that you weren't out of breath and had no pulse elevation
    (I guess that would be a matter of doing the distance in a high stroke rate (around 30 strokes/min) and medium damper setting which would make it more cardio or endurance based aerobic exercise).

    Thanx for your posts.
    Best regards,

  2. damper setting was at 6 and my stroke rate was around 20. The second 5000 I started going 5 hard strokes and 10 easy to change it up