My 100km Week


After doing my 30k fundraiser erg at the Bear Grylls Survival Race last Sunday, I set myself a challenge of doing 100km in 1 week.

I felt relatively fresh on the Monday, as I’d eaten well and got lots of rest, so bashed out a 10k ‘recovery’ erg after work.  That’s when I had my light bulb moment: “I can do 100km in a week!”

img_2748And so, on Saturday morning I completed the challenge.

It was tough! Fitting in 10k stints around work, training and my campaign, rowing at 6am in the morning and once until 10:30pm at night.  Then to follow it again only 12 hours later.

It was the last 10k that I achieved a PB!  Much to my surprise after a hectic week of training, working, not eating right (when I say right, I mean enough) and feeling tired.  But I went into the shed, determined to get a PB and with a game plan. I would row 500m relaxed(ish) then 500m on, giving it welly.  And I did it!  I achieved 46:21.0 – 23 seconds off my previous time.  It all got too much and I burst into tears – I am quite the drama queen.

I am so happy!  The time on the rowing machine is quite clearing paying off.

The next challenge….. to row 100km in 1 day!


Here’s what my week looked like, just a week full of Concept2 compeer screens and stats: