Workout of the Day

Each day we offer three workouts to help you stay on track with your training. Choose from the short, medium, or long workout depending on your goals and schedule for that day.

If you don't like what we've chosen, use the “show alternate” links to display random selections for each workout type.

Workout durations include time to warm up and cool down. These durations may vary somewhat for distance-based training, depending on your pace.

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Max 30 min. 45 min. 60+ min.

Your workouts for August 16, 2018

short

Short

2 x 2000m rate increase / 4 min easy

Ski two 2000 meter pieces. In each piece, ski the first 1000 meters @ 35-40 spm. Then 500 meters @ 40-42 spm, 250 meters @ 42-44 spm and 250 meters @ 45+ spm. Ski for four minutes at light pressure during the rest period.

Button Sequences

PM3/PM4: B-D-C-D-B-B-A-C-C-C-C-C-A-A-A-A-B-B-B-B-E
PM5: B-D-D-A-D-B-B-A-C-C-C-C-C-A-A-A-A-B-B-B-B-E

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medium

Medium

6 x 1000m / 2 min easy

Ski six 1000 meter pieces. Ski for two minutes at light pressure between each 1000.

Button Sequences

PM3/PM4: B-D-C-D-B-A-C-C-C-C-C-A-A-A-A-B-B-E
PM5: B-D-D-A-D-B-A-C-C-C-C-C-A-A-A-A-B-B-E

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long

Long

3 x 6000m / 4 min easy

Ski three 6000 meter pieces. Ski for four minutes at light pressure between each piece.

Button Sequences

PM3/PM4: B-D-C-D-B-B-B-B-B-B-A-C-C-C-C-C-A-A-A-A-B-B-B-B-E
PM5: B-D-D-A-D-B-B-B-B-B-B-A-C-C-C-C-C-A-A-A-A-B-B-B-B-E

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TIPS FOR SUCCESS

Prepare and recover: Warm-up, cool-down, and stretch every time you train. Remember that workouts of greater intensity require a longer warm-up.

Let technology help: Program your performance monitor for the workout you choose. Need help? Check out the How to Use pages for your monitor:
PM5 | PM4 | PM3 | PM2 | PM1.

Use the button sequences: Button sequences are provided to help you set up your PM3, PM4 or PM5. Starting from the Main Menu, press the gray buttons on the right as indicated by the sequence: "A" corresponds to the top gray button on the right, "B" corresponds to the second gray button on the right, and so on down through E.
Key showing PM5 with letters

To access and view even more data, download our free app, ErgData.

About intensity: These workouts are designed to work for a wide range of ability and experience, so they do not specify a certain pace, power, or heart rate zone.

  • Hard: Intense work that still allows you to finish the workout.
  • Sustainable: A pace that can be maintained comfortably for the entire workout. Intensity where you are able to carry on a conversation.
  • Light pressure or easy paddling, poling or pedalling: Rest phase. Don’t stop! Continue very slowly and easily.

Remember: You are always welcome to adjust the intensity to meet your needs!

Damper Setting: Unless otherwise noted:

  • Indoor Rower: 3-5 provides the best aerobic workout. More on damper.
  • SkiErg: 1-3, then adjust (as desired) to match different ski and snow conditions.
  • BikeErg: Use a damper setting that allows you to maintain the cadence (rpm) suggested.

Cadence/Stroke Rate: Generally, a higher cadence/stroke rate is used on shorter workouts. Lower cadence/stroke rates are for longer workouts. Unless otherwise noted:

  • Indoor Rower: 22-30 strokes per minute (spm).
  • SkiErg: 35-45 pulls per minute (spm).
  • BikeErg: 60-100 revolutions per minute (rpm).