Summer 2020 programming is underway, and some of our learn to row participants have taken their captain's tests! As our new members set out on their own, we wanted to provide a resource for everyone to keep their workouts interesting and challenging.
Some general reminders since we're still in a pandemic:
- Wear a face covering and maintain 6 feet of distance at the boathouse!
- Leave your personal items other than a key and towel in your car. They're safer there, and it minimizes the odds that other people will have to touch your belongings. If you must bring them, for instance because you bike to the boathouse, store them out of the way while you row.
- Log your row in the Club logbook (bring your own pen or disinfect the one that's there)
- Reserve the boat you'd like row here no more than 24 hours before rowing
- Disinfect oar handles with bleach solution before and after your row
- Check your equipment before going out - are all the fasteners tight? Do you have a seat? Do you have shoes? Are heel ties fastened?
- Lock the boathouse while you're out and bring your key in the boat with you (a lanyard tied around your rigger would serve you well)
- Respect the traffic pattern - starboard side is closer to shore
- Practice defensive driving! Not everyone is good at the traffic pattern and the only way to ensure the safety of yourself, the equipment, and other inlet users is to look behind you frequently.
- Be vigilant going down the lower inlet and don't do drills or other slow moving work in the lower inlet unless you're sure nobody else is around.
- Wash your boat after you row, paying special attention to high touch points like oarlocks, seats, and gunwhales
Now to fun things like workout ideas:
The following workouts assume no timekeeping gadgets other than a watch.* Any time based workouts can be modified for stroke-counting.
Got any other great workouts? Share them with us below!