START: MOTUIHE ISLAND
FINISH: WAIHEKE ISLAND NORTH SHORE
DISTANCE FROM AUCKLAND: 23.5KM
DISTANCE FROM TONGA: 1975.5KM
THIS will be the last daily blog on my attempt to row the South Pacific on a indoor rowing machine, otherwise these will get tedious.
Today was the longest time I have ever spent on a rowing machine, a whopping 50 minutes, and good God did my arse tell me, almost non stop for the last quarter of an hour.
But like a cyclist and his saddle or human being and a new pair of shoes, a comfortable relationship between rower and seat is one that is forged over time.
So anyway, I have made it onto the north side of Waiheke Island after today completing 10.5km on the Concept2 machine in Les Mills gym, rowing one-minute sprint intervals followed by a standard pace.
I am about one third of the distance to the Coromandel Peninsula, which I hope to have reached and left by the time I upload this blog next Sunday. There’s a long way until I complete the first leg of this trip, Auckland to Tonga.