Million Metre March

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Million Metre March

Postby Rubicon » December 19th, 2017, 7:14 pm

I’m planning on rowing a million meters between jan 1st and 31st March .
Anyone out there with any advise on how to tackle this?
I’ve not rowed since June 17 when I completed 418km in just over 3 weeks.
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Re: Million Metre March

Postby lindsayh » December 20th, 2017, 8:15 pm

Rubicon wrote:I’m planning on rowing a million meters between jan 1st and 31st March . Anyone out there with any advise on how to tackle this?
I’ve not rowed since June 17 when I completed 418km in just over 3 weeks.


12-15k six days a week - make sure you have a rest day. If you have a chance to do 20k in a day to get a little ahead is good. Try not to get behind so that you have to chase. Maybe 2 shorter sessions rather than one longer one. Protect your butt.
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Re: Million Metre March

Postby hjs » December 21st, 2017, 6:07 am

Rubicon wrote:I’m planning on rowing a million meters between jan 1st and 31st March .
Anyone out there with any advise on how to tackle this?
I’ve not rowed since June 17 when I completed 418km in just over 3 weeks.


Why? And why so off and on?

If you keep the intensity low enough, you wont have a problem, easy rowing is like easy cycling, you can do it all day long.
Start out carefully, slowly build the volume.

Use good shorts, keep your skin in one piece.
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Re: Million Metre March

Postby Rubicon » December 27th, 2017, 3:09 pm

Thanks for the reply’s giy’s

So good shorts a rest day and just keep plugging away.
I’m looking at sessions of 5k 4K 3k 2k1k 500 with rests of about 3 mins between.
And a 24hr clock session from 1800 down which is about 17k alternate these and I shouldn’t fall too far behind.
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Re: Million Metre March

Postby Rubicon » December 28th, 2017, 3:10 pm

As for why, it gives me a target to aim for and some focus. As for why so on and off, my initial row 418km was as a fundraiser for TEAM RUBICON a disaster response charity, in which I raised £1250. Since completing that row I have been deployed to Uganda and the Caribbean with Team Rubicon so been off the erg.
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Re: Million Metre March

Postby Baseplate » January 16th, 2018, 10:29 pm

Rubicon wrote:As for why, it gives me a target to aim for and some focus. As for why so on and off, my initial row 418km was as a fundraiser for TEAM RUBICON a disaster response charity, in which I raised £1250. Since completing that row I have been deployed to Uganda and the Caribbean with Team Rubicon so been off the erg.


And here was me thinking you must be either a massive Rubicon Trail fan or a fellow Jeeper :) Regardless, great cause and interesting post - I am looking to row a marathon in the next few months and I'm thinking I might start rowing in my cycle shorts to see how my butt feels.
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Re: Million Metre March

Postby Rubicon » January 17th, 2018, 2:51 am

Good luck with the marathon, I am thinking of factoring one in along the way.
I too wear cycling shorts and have purchased one of them foam pads. No major problems at all so far, but saying that I’m only 200km in 1/5 of the way.
Good luck with the marathon mate, I will keep an eye out for ya.
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Re: Million Metre March

Postby Rubicon » March 24th, 2018, 5:39 pm

Million Metre Completed today.
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Re: Million Metre March

Postby jackarabit » March 25th, 2018, 6:59 am

Under three months. Very consistent! What’s your next goal?
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Re: Million Metre March

Postby Rubicon » March 25th, 2018, 8:22 am

Not sure on what’s next, thinking Marathon on London marathon day then possibly follow the Pete plan for a while to thy and get a decent 2k time.
Always open to ideas though.
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Re: Million Metre March

Postby DavidA » March 26th, 2018, 4:29 pm

Rubicon wrote:Million Metre Completed today.


Woo Hoo! And a week early even!

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