Presently I can row 8.5km in one hour. This is well behind the required target of 12.5km per hour to meet the eight-hour time limit.
The rule of thumb for rowing is 70% leg drive and 30% pull with the upper body.
Considering all my rowing action is from the upper body, this effort is not too bad. Well, I think so anyhow.
However, there are approximately nine weeks of training left to improve on this effort and get closer to that target.
In other news, we hit $15,000! This is a great effort especially considering the uncertainty around the world. Thank you to everyone that has supported the event so far. If I can ask for one favour, it would be that you share this cause wide and far so that as many people hear about the challenge and have the opportunity to be involved.
Also, the great people at Dempsey Wood Civil have started a #DWPushupChallenge to support the cause. The aim is simple. Get people to sponsor you for each push up you do in September. Then do one set, once a day and punch out as many pushups as you can without stopping.
By the end of the month, you will feel the difference and the NZ Heart Foundation will benefit too!
So, join them and share your results on Facebook! #DWPushupChallenge