Well, there was obviously no way I was going to let Mr P. pip me to the Boat I seat without giving it another go.plummy wrote: ↑Wed Jun 10, 2020 5:29 pmHad a go at this last night hoping to start off around 1:57.0 to keep me in with a shout of being near JonT (as he'd averaged 1:56.6 overall). Managed 1:57.1 and 1:57.0 for the 7 and the 5 but then it was just hanging on as I was well and truly done in already. Finished with 4128m, a mere 15m ahead of Jon but at least, for once I've got my nose in front. I was a bit trashed at the end so I don't think there's much, if anything more in the tank.
My first attempt had been 4115m at a pace of 1:56.6. As you can see in his quoted post, Plummy's approach had been to target my average time from the off and then hold on. On these types of c2ctc events I always believe targetting the longer intervals is obviously going to give the most opportunity for improvement. So I decided to aim at 1:56 for the 7 minutes and then look to negative-split the remainder of the session. All I needed was to find more than 13 metres (the 15 above is just Plummy playing with me!). I hoped the fact that I had rate restricted the last effort would work in my favour too. I also selected Re-row and used the pace boat view to give me a good target to aim for.
7 minutes - last time 1779 @ 1:58. This time 1826m @ 1:55. A big improvement and gave me a good lead. Now I just need to hang on!
5 minutes - last time 1270 @ 1:58. This time 1308m @ 1:54.6. Less impressive in comparison, and I am now worried about the 3 minutes, which was tough last time.
3 minutes - last time 783 @ 1:55 This time 797m @ 1:53. Still managing to negative split, but thought I was going to throw up
1 minutes - last time 284 @ 1:46. This time 291m @ 1:43. Felt really bad at this point.
That was horrid! Close to HR max on each interval and jelly for legs by the end. But, an improvement of 107m and reduced pace from 1:56.6 to 1:53.6
Plummy - I can absolutely guarantee I am not doing this again.