Monday 22nd June 2015

14275m 1:00:00 (NOMAN Ibiza-Barcelona, row session 10)

*23 days until the race*

Distance: 14275m
Pace: 2:06/500m average
Strokes: 27s/m
Resistance: 10/10

I’m keeping this short and sweet today. I am extremely pleased with this workout – it turns out a few days away from the rowing machine has done me a lot of good!

I’ve just returned from my most consistent row thus far! I’m not sure I could have maintained 3500m+/15:00 splits for another hour but nevertheless I am feeling really positive and strong right now, this workout was just what I needed and I was further buoyed up when a couple of people who have seen me rowing of late came to ask what I might be training for! I showed them some pictures from the London Regatta Centre and talked a little about ocean rowing in general and the NOMAN race and campaign. One of them took this photograph:

[Click the picture to donate to the NOMAN Campaign: every dollar, pound, yen and rouble makes a difference]

                   Me and my training rig – every time I sit on the slide seat I have to remind myself that pain is inevitable and suffering is optional!                [Click the picture to donate to the NOMAN Campaign: every dollar, pound, yen and rouble makes a difference]

Tomorrow is a rest day and also payday so I’m going to make the most of it and meet up with a good friend for dinner! I may even treat myself to a new Kindle as mine seems to have given up the ghost over the last month and I really want to get stuck in to Siddhartha Mukherjee’s ‘The Emperor of all Maladies’ because I really want to know more about the disease I have chosen to fight against!

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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