Tell Me Honestly about my 2k Time?

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Tell Me Honestly about my 2k Time?

Postby backsplashed » January 12th, 2013, 6:39 pm

Hi,
I'm a high-school junior and I've been rowing since freshman year. I've done every season, and I've been to Nationals once (last year), so I think I'm decent OTW. The problem is my erg scores. We erg 5x/week, and usually I'm aching after every practice.
Can you please be totally honest with me on this: How are these erg scores, esp. 2k time?

Weight: 128-129
Height: 5'7"
2k time (as of a while ago): 8:36 (~2:10 avg/500) :|
Recent 20 minute PR: 2:16 avg/500 (4383 meters)
Recent 3k PR: 2:11 avg/500 (13:09 time)


How are my chances for the three divisions in college?
Thanks!
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Re: Tell Me Honestly about my 2k Time?

Postby kayakr » January 12th, 2013, 7:48 pm

Needs work
http://log.concept2.com/get_wrankings.asp

What is your drag factor, heart rate and SPM?
You shouldn't be aching all the time.
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Re: Tell Me Honestly about my 2k Time?

Postby jamesg » January 13th, 2013, 12:30 am

Your 2k time seems ok for your weight and height: 2.8 W/kg.

The erg aground is for tall massive people who are not penalised by the slack at the catch, which is 20-30cm. For shorter people, this cannot be compensated just by rating faster, overrreach or by using higher drag, all carry extra costs. You'll do relatively better afloat if you have a quick catch, and a dynamic erg or slides can help aground. Double sculls and quads should be great fun, you can use your skills and agility and the boat and blades can be geared to suit.
73y, 188cm, 88kg, MHR 170. 3km/h in water, 10km/h on. Last 2k (4-14) 7.54 @ 23-5. Started 1951 or '3, I forget.
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Re: Tell Me Honestly about my 2k Time?

Postby backsplashed » January 13th, 2013, 6:31 pm

Thanks to both of you.
My resistance is almost always a 3, and I don't take my heart rate during my practices. :/
Do either of you know any pieces that I can do to help me get better at raising and holding a certain stroke rate? I find myself getting fatigued even at just a 22, maybe because we do so much steady-state around an 18.
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Re: Tell Me Honestly about my 2k Time?

Postby backsplashed » January 13th, 2013, 7:13 pm

Also,
How would I do on a DI team in college?
Would I be expected to be in the JV or 3rd Varsity boat? Or would I even be in a boat?
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Re: Tell Me Honestly about my 2k Time?

Postby Bob S. » January 13th, 2013, 9:55 pm

backsplashed wrote:Also,
How would I do on a DI team in college?
Would I be expected to be in the JV or 3rd Varsity boat? Or would I even be in a boat?


At your age it is still hard to tell what your potential is. There is still a lot of time for growth. I have no idea how light current college lightweights can be; there was no lightweight category back in the days that I was in college, but we did have one JV stroke who was under 160#, and he was picked as an alternate when the varsity went to the Olympics. We also had a varsity cox who was over 130# and still growing. He was out the next year - just too heavy. Unless you experience a fair amount of growth in the next couple of years, it seems unlikely that you would get a seat.

What is a DI team?

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Re: Tell Me Honestly about my 2k Time?

Postby backsplashed » January 14th, 2013, 10:07 am

Okay, thanks for the honesty.
DI means Division I.
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Re: Tell Me Honestly about my 2k Time?

Postby kayakr » January 14th, 2013, 4:40 pm

Check out the Pete plan. Lots more 500m intervals should build strength and help increase your stroke rate. 8x500 w 2min rest is a great workout. You can check your heartrate at the end with your fingers and a clock. If your heartrate is not at max when doing a 2k your technique and muscular fitness is holding you back IMO. You should have room to improve keep at it.
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