Hi Caroline - My current outlook is just enjoy the different "challenges". It only becomes a challenge if you have the will power & strength to " go for" the best time /distance. Completing the exercise gets you into the boat - anything else is for your own personal satisfaction. I use a log card/flashdrive to record all my workouts and then can analyse the various stages. When I was looking for a respectable time, I would take at least 3 attempts - the first was to experience what it was all about and plan a strategy, the second was to see how good the strategy was and get a time and if I felt there was still something "in my tank" - would take further attempts... Regarding this particular challenge - I'm not able to sprint as I would like- so all the elements are looking a bit flat - you can only work to your strengths. Good fortune to all team members - just give it a go & get into a boat.Regards - Rob D.
My first try failed during the 2k. Probably too fast on the sprints. Next time I will move closer to my 1K-PB. Good luck - Galeere
I think the key is not to overdo it on the sprints, set yourself a target and try and stick to it. You gain (or lose) more by taking a second off your rate per 500 in the 2k than in the 100m. In that way, it is similar to the Rugby Test. I had a go tonight and was happy with the result having not done much sprinting (or not much at all) for a while. Who came up with this one anyway (-: Good luck all