This week I began transitioning into 5k race training in the single on the water. One of the go-to workouts is stringing together a set of short intervals into a single long piece, and this happens to coincide with the CrossFit Endurance single-sport mainsite WOD for this week as well. The type of workout I … More Finding Max in the Racing Single
It’s a blustery fall day with one week to go before the Head of the Charles! I’d like to offer a perspective on some workouts that help prepare rowers for a typical fall “head race,” which is usually 5K on-water. This also applies to CrossFitters who are prepping for 5K or 6K time trials on … More Rowing 5K or Head Race Preparation – 600 Power Strokes
Wait…it’s supposed to be the other way around in this blog, right? I haven’t been posting much because I’ve been spending a lot of time on the water and not much time doing traditional CrossFit. In the process of breaking down and rebuilding my rowing stroke, I have also spent more time than in past … More How Rowing Helped My CrossFit
Spring is in the air, the docks are going in, but we’re in that weird transitional time in the Northeast when freak snowstorms still blow through. I always go through a type of cabin fever this time of year when the very last thing I want to do is another erg session. I am so … More Snowing and Blowing and sick of the Erg? Get in the Pool!
CrossFitters and rowers, I thought I’d do a post on how to actually implement this week’s CrossFit Endurance rowing workout, as it’s a tough one to figure out: Row (TUE): 6:00 of 125m sprints on 0:30, recover 3:00, 4:00 of 125m sprints on 0:30, recover 2:00, 2:00 of 125m sprints on 0:30 A couple of … More How To Implement This Week’s CFE WOD
Some people have inquired recently about how to judge proper intensity levels on short intervals. My answer is that, much like you have to train yourself to do a snatch, you have to train yourself to recognize what max intensity really feels like and how to combine mental, physical, and technical details in order to … More Judging Intensity on Short Intervals
I took some video footage of my technique while doing the 6 x 750m workout from CrossFit Endurance. I was tired and figured that was the reason I was struggling to hit my target splits. Then I looked at the video and understood that I was shedding seconds with my technique! Good to catch it … More C2 Technique Video Analysis And Humble Pie