Friday: “Rest Day”. Flew to San Diego in the morning, and back on the red eye. I arrived at 7:00AM. Drove home and slept until around 10:30.
A little after 2, after doing some domestic chores, I found time for an erg session. The month is passing and I hadn’t made an attempt at the Cross Team Challenge.
I started with a 2K warmup, with 3 bursts of 20 strokes each near my target pace and rate.
Then it was onto the main event. I felt like an 8K target was about right. Maybe a bit aggressive since I haven’t been doing much erging and very hard distance work, but I would have felt bad doing less.
I turned out to be doable. I was a bit fast through the first half, and I needed to bleed off a bit of pace to keep from blowing up in the second. It was very close to a maximal effort.
I took 721 strokes exactly, according to the painsled file.
Then a 2K cool down
Tomorrow: Steady State OTW