2 x 8 Minutes Rowing Interval Workout

2 x 8 Minutes Rowing Interval Workout with 2 minutes rest. The intensity is UT1 or Anaerobic Threshold. This is a vigorous workout for Rowers new to intervals.

Workout Snapshot

Detail Time (min) Rate
Rowing warm up 5 min 5:00 20
1 x 8 min 8:00 24
1 x 2 min rest 2:00 -
1 x 8 min 8:00 24
Rowing cool down 5 min 5:00 20

Total Time: 33 min | Work Time: 16 min | Intensity: UT1/AT | Strokes: 684 | Avg Rate: 24 | Work Rate: 24

UT1 AT difficult intervals

Steps
  • Spend 10 minutes warming up following the warm-up schedule.
  • Take a short break and get ready.
  • Row for 8 minutes at around 24 strokes per minute at UT1/AT intensity.
  • Rest for a 2 minute interval and take on some fluids if you feel like it.
  • Start another 8 minute row at UT1/AT intensity.
  • Finally warm down with some easy rowing for 5 minutes.
Warm-up
  • AT 12-15 minute warm-up
  • Start with some easy half slide strokes for 1 minute
  • Go to full slide after 1 minute, rowing light at rate 18-20
  • After 2 minutes, increase your power to UT2 pace hold the rate at 18-20
  • After 5 minutes, go to UT1 pace.
  • After 7 minutes, stop and sip some water.
  • Start rowing again and row for 2 minutes at your UT1 pace.
  • Next, row light for 1 minute.
  • At 10 minutes, do 20 strokes at your AT pace.
  • Row light for 15 strokes.
  • Row hard again at AT/TR pace for 15 strokes
  • Row light and if you feel ready, stop and get ready for the workout
  • Otherwise, continue and do another 10 stokes at AT/TR pace followed by a short rest.
Pro Tips Pro

  1. This is a hard workout - don't use all your energy in the first 8 minute piece.
  2. The rest is important - try to keep moving and pulling light.
  3. It's a short workout but if you do need to drink during the rest, take small sips after 60 seconds rest.
  4. Keep your hands moving away at the finish for good rowing machine / erg technique.


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