Monday 8th June 2015

20,268m 1:30:00 (NOMAN Ibiza-Barcelona, row session 6)

*37 days until the race*

I really enjoyed my workout this evening – I put in a lot of effort on each 30 minute split and took a one minute break after the first 30 minutes and two minute break after 60 minutes before rowing on to the full 90 minutes. There is a video clip of me during the second split here and a video clip of me on the final split here.

My average heart rate was 157bpm which I’m happy with as it sits inside my MAF pace for running meaning I should be able exert that amount of effort, fairly comfortably for a decent amount of time – as I’ll be rowing 2 hours on and 2 hours off (or a variation depending on crew size and composition) I’m hoping to be averaging between 151 and 162bpm per shift but only time and weather conditions will tell if that’s a decent goal or pie in the sky! Today’s rowing metrics are:

Distance: 20,268m
Pace: 2:13.2/500m average
Strokes: 25s/m
Resistance: 10/10

Aside from the workout I have finalised details for my pre-race party and this will be at Somers Town Coffee House, 60 Chalton Street, London NW1 1HS on Saturday July 11th from 1500hrs – anybody is welcome to come down for a beer and chat! It would be great to meet some of my readers so if you are in town and looking for something to do on that particular Saturday don’t be shy.

In addition to this I have reached a fundraising milestone of £150 for the NOMAN Campaign! Thank you sincerely to all of those who have donated, it might not seem like it when you’re clicking the buttons or handing over the cash but you really are making a difference to the health and well being of future generations!

Peace & Blessings to you all. Tomorrow I have another 90 minute ergo session planned – I’m breaking the day on/day off cycle as I have to sit my VHF Maritime Radio course and exam on Wednesday and Thursday evening this week!

NOMAN raises awareness about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cancer epidemic in men and women, and campaigns for universal HPV vaccination, while challenging participants to extreme endurance races across the world.

NOMAN raises awareness about the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) related cancer epidemic in men and women, and campaigns for universal HPV vaccination, while challenging participants to extreme endurance races across the world.

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