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!”
And 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: