What was your stroke rate on the 2hr Kayak erg? I don't know if it was the distraction of watching AR videos but I was a clip above usual and it felt almost easy!
Have you or your hubby seen the fitness translation to the water yet?
I wish I could give you a stroke rate, but I don't have a great sense of it. I do know that two hours felt far easier yesterday than it did a couple weeks ago, and my (artificial) speed was quicker!
In terms of translation, I haven't been on the water in about a month (hanging my head in shame on that one), but Brent was out for a day a couple weeks ago, setting the course for our paddle race, and he was pleasantly surprised at how strong he felt. We've got a race next weekend, so I'm eager to see then.
And yes, AR videos are the best :) We've got all the Ecos, some of the PQ's, and a random assortment of other races on DVD, and we cycle through them every few years. How was the 2012 Stirling video? I haven't seen that one. It was one of my favorite races, though I broke my foot on night three (didn't know it was broken until after the race), so the last 48 hours were pretty brutal.
Stirling Video was good. Got me through 48 mins of my session. Wow fair play to you guys getting 11th in that field under those circumstances!
Having been to Stirling and Wales you guys should be ready to rock n' roll in Ireland. Bound to be your new favourite race :-)
We were just talking about that the other night, ranking our favorite expedition experiences. Right now, Expedition Alaska has our hearts because of the wildness of it. That said, James puts on some of the best races in the world. Any time he's running one, we'll try to get there!