Could you Row a Half-Marathon?
Top CrossFit Athletes from around the world kicked off the second workout of the CrossFit Games yesterday by rowing a half-marathon. That’s 21,097 meters for time! But it wasn’t just a Half-Marathon, they had to decide if they wanted to row an all out 2k in the beginning, which counted as another workout for the standings. It took many athletes around an hour and a half to get through it with the top finishers coming in at 1:18 for the men and 1:27 for the women.
CrossFit Boston has a solid group of athletes beginning their rowing career and perhaps one day they’ll tackle a half-marathon themselves. Tuesday and Wednesday the Renegade Rowing Team had its first practice of the season at Community Rowing Inc. on the Charles River. They learned how to carry a boat, setup the oars, and row in a barge. They also tackled a couple of solid workouts including tabata squats and a metcon involving a 400m run, air squats, and push ups. If you see a Renegade Rower in your class ask them about their experience and what they would hold for a Half-Marthon.
What 500m Split would you hold for 21,097 meters in a row? 1:50, 1:55, 2:05, 2:10?
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