6:45 2k! Reasonable goal?

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6:45 2k! Reasonable goal?

Postby bensalk » November 20th, 2017, 6:55 pm

I am 15 and have just joined a local rowing club. After practicing for 2 weeks with them for the final tryout we had to do a 7 min test which would determine if we made the team. With little training I did 1932 meters in 7 minutes which is a 1:48.7 500m split pace. My question is now that I am on a very competitive team which I will be training with 5-6 days a week and had a reasonable time from the get-go, would a 6:45 2k be a reasonable goal? I am new to the sport but really like it and am eager to improve. Thank you all for responding!
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Re: 6:45 2k! Reasonable goal?

Postby jamesg » November 21st, 2017, 2:15 am

Times depend on the type of boat you're in, as well as the weather. Typically good 4- and 4x are faster than that, but demand excellent technique and years of practice.

On the erg, if you did the 7' test (273W) at rating 26 or less, then a 6:45 2k (340W) would be possible at 30-32. Otherwise you need a larger stroke, which will take time.
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Re: 6:45 2k! Reasonable goal?

Postby hjs » November 21st, 2017, 3:52 am

bensalk wrote:I am 15 and have just joined a local rowing club. After practicing for 2 weeks with them for the final tryout we had to do a 7 min test which would determine if we made the team. With little training I did 1932 meters in 7 minutes which is a 1:48.7 500m split pace. My question is now that I am on a very competitive team which I will be training with 5-6 days a week and had a reasonable time from the get-go, would a 6:45 2k be a reasonable goal? I am new to the sport but really like it and am eager to improve. Thank you all for responding!


At your age you can expect a lot of progress, being untrained is also a plus, but just picking a number is pointless, train serious, eat well, sleep enough and you will see how you do...
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Re: 6:45 2k! Reasonable goal?

Postby bensalk » November 21st, 2017, 11:43 am

hjs wrote:
bensalk wrote:I am 15 and have just joined a local rowing club. After practicing for 2 weeks with them for the final tryout we had to do a 7 min test which would determine if we made the team. With little training I did 1932 meters in 7 minutes which is a 1:48.7 500m split pace. My question is now that I am on a very competitive team which I will be training with 5-6 days a week and had a reasonable time from the get-go, would a 6:45 2k be a reasonable goal? I am new to the sport but really like it and am eager to improve. Thank you all for responding!


At your age you can expect a lot of progress, being untrained is also a plus, but just picking a number is pointless, train serious, eat well, sleep enough and you will see how you do...


Thank you for this info!
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Re: 6:45 2k! Reasonable goal?

Postby hjs » November 21st, 2017, 1:29 pm

You are welcome, give it your best and have faith!
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Re: 6:45 2k! Reasonable goal?

Postby bensalk » November 21st, 2017, 3:59 pm

hjs wrote:You are welcome, give it your best and have faith!


Thank you! I'll let you know what happens.
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