Amazing Amazon wrote:...
Dean, impressive session. How to you calibrate Max Watts and therefore the ramp up to it? I can do something like your 313 watts for 1 minute, but my best standalone 1k watts is 245.
Dean….........that’s a lot of metres…more than I ever do that’s for sure so well done.
bisqeet wrote: this is also a great 2k TT predictor (something for Rod )
MPx wrote:Some serious distances being covered here in very respectable times. Well done peops! Makes my efforts look lightweight in everything except ...err...weight! Tho I have now dropped below 100kg for the first time in a couple of years or so. Weight isn't really a motivator for me - not bothered what the number is - just like to feel fit and strong and its the fit and strong I'm missing at the moment....but its coming back slowly.
Day off yesterday. Had a go at the CTC today. Covered a 4x1k 4R in mid December at 1:53.9 avg pace. That gave me a good target to aim for here and managed to complete it in an avg 1:52.9 (for 4250m) which was pleasing and sees me back heading in the right direction.
Nice going on the 5x750 Rod - sub 1:45 is clearly a major psychological barrier to break and there is was gone!
Hope the 18k went well Susan - still aiming for 2:15.x ??
Dean, sounds like RowPro 5 is quite a change. I see what you're saying about the risks of excluding rest times, but from my (non-ranking) perspective its much better for the stats to ignore the rests as I don't find the avg pace including rests periods of RowPro 3 very informative. Can you put the [ img ] [ /img ] tags around your links to give the pictures?
Have a good hols Marjorie...
Rod wrote:PB ALERT !!!
1:59.0 average pace.
That's the best I've ever done as a Lightweight so well pleased.
I'll now be moving that onwards gradually (5 minutes at a time I think...) to 60 minutes once a week....now there's a target! 60 mins at 20spm under 2:00 pace....should keep me busy!
Mike.....Nice CTC well done mate....improving all the time.
bisqeet wrote:for me - its actually getting on the rower and doing one. Don't know why, but the thought of doing a 2k TT just daunts me everytime.
le grand fromage wrote:bisqeet wrote:for me - its actually getting on the rower and doing one. Don't know why, but the thought of doing a 2k TT just daunts me everytime.
Hi Dean, this may help. An extract from my old blog probably explains it better but it's the reason why I warm up by 'doing' a sub maximal 2k
".....and together with something that I’d read in Jason Leonard’s book just before my hols, I’ve come up with a plan.
Back in the early 90s, the then England Rugby manager Geoff Cooke, came up with a plan to nullify the effect that the Welsh National Anthem seemed to have on teams visiting Cardiff Arms Park. He played it to the players morning, noon and night in the week leading up to the match until they became sick of it, “aversion therapy”, was Jason’s term for it, so come match day it would have no effect on the players which come match day it duly did.
To try and overcome whatever the mental barrier I seem to have given myself on a 2kTT, I’ve now changed my warm up routine so instead of my usual 5 minutes at paces around 1:52 I’m now going to do a structured 2k. The plan being that rowing fastish 2ks 6-8 times a week, as a warm up, will nullify whatever ails me mentally, come race time. Started back with a 1:52/1:48/1:44/1:40 per 500 warm up, with a plan to drop the paces gradually over the coming months. Can’t see it doing much harm in any event and it only adds a couple of minutes and a few extra metres to the session."
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