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by Edward4492
January 5th, 2020, 9:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Where's Henry (hjs) ???
Replies: 17
Views: 2112

Re: Where's Henry (hjs) ???

All is not lost Henry! Hang in there and just work through your problems and physical issues one at time. Jim has managed to claw his way back from some nastiness. Steve Roede who hasn't posted for several years has been dealing with some very serious health issues which he has managed to get under ...
by Edward4492
December 15th, 2019, 8:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age related decline
Replies: 128
Views: 18570

Re: Age related decline

OTW is a matter of circumstance, I happen to work 5min from a literally world class venue, Cooper River in Camden NJ. The Gold Cup Challenge was held here and I was down the club mid week mingling with Robbie Manson, Koetel Borsh, Kara Kohler etc. It's the perfect 2000m course. Our boathouse is stel...
by Edward4492
December 14th, 2019, 8:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age related decline
Replies: 128
Views: 18570

Re: Age related decline

I continue to be fascinated as to why everyone insists on referring to "Joe Friel" as "Joel" Friel. This is so common amongst endurance athletes it's almost comical (I still do it and I know better). Rowing OTW is so dependent on clean, efficient technique that the heavy mileage training may be more...
by Edward4492
December 6th, 2019, 10:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age related decline
Replies: 128
Views: 18570

Re: Age related decline

Since we're dropping names I was in the same heat with Mike Smith at Center City slam two years ago when he smashed the 55+ LWT WR with a 6:29. Mike also wins damn near everything OTW.
by Edward4492
December 1st, 2019, 11:32 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: C2 model C - did I get a good deal?
Replies: 8
Views: 1955

Re: C2 model C - did I get a good deal?

I do lots of erg work in the south jersey area (USA). As stated going rate for a decent Model "C" with a PM2 around $400, with the PM3 upgrade (which most of the ones I come across have) $500. Of course now the PM5 would be your only new upgrade option. Model "D"s start at $600 and will go for $800....
by Edward4492
December 1st, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age related decline
Replies: 128
Views: 18570

Re: Age related decline

I've seen a steady predictable decline. My peak was 6:59 as a 58 yr old LWT, done in the gym. My best competition time was 7:05 (LWT) in 2015, age 59, in 2018 best was 7:18, 2019 7:26. All done in competition. So about 21s lost over a 4 yr span, a 5s per year drop off. For me the difference has been...
by Edward4492
November 7th, 2019, 11:53 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: OTW Update
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

Re: OTW Update

Good to hear from you guys. Jack, Diamond States has been frustrating. Two years ago we got shut down due to a brutal storm that came through. This past season they canceled due to excessive heat (?). So not necessarily wise on my part; I would have been dumb enough to do either race. I'll post my O...
by Edward4492
November 2nd, 2019, 9:27 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Anyone In Their 70's Rowing
Replies: 24
Views: 11773

Re: Anyone In Their 70's Rowing

So Rick....looks like we took similar paths. I'm pretty much done with erg racing. If I'm counting right you have two Hammers now? Your erg and running fitness will serve you well in the boat. Sculling is far and away the most challenging thing I've ever tried. Only 63, I'm always amazed at the leve...
by Edward4492
November 2nd, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: OTW Update
Replies: 5
Views: 2187

OTW Update

Haven't posted since this time a year ago. Pretty much totally committed to the boat at this point and transition to the erg right around now strictly for training. I raced the Center City Slam last February which I won over four other 60+ competitors with a time which was a mere shadow of what I wa...
by Edward4492
February 18th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: 2019 Crash-Bs -- New 60+ MHW 2k WR
Replies: 27
Views: 7211

Re: 2019 Crash-Bs -- New 60+ MHW 2k WR

You're dead on regarding OTW rowing. The sport is so full of nuance and detail. My erging has fallen off substantially due to zero erg training from April to Thanksgiving and to be honest I just don't have the desire to go as deep as necessary to pull a good time. And.... getting older comes with a ...
by Edward4492
February 18th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: 2019 Crash-Bs -- New 60+ MHW 2k WR
Replies: 27
Views: 7211

Re: 2019 Crash-Bs -- New 60+ MHW 2k WR

I've been off the forum for awhile.....anyone happen to notice Mike Caviston pulling 6:51 as a 50+ LWT in Cinncinatti a couple of weeks ago. Not a world class time but certainly very respectable. Wonder if he's getting seriously back in the mix. And the ever present (non-present?) Ranger continued h...
by Edward4492
February 18th, 2019, 3:35 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: 2019 Crash-Bs -- New 60+ MHW 2k WR
Replies: 27
Views: 7211

Re: 2019 Crash-Bs -- New 60+ MHW 2k WR

Tom is an obvious total stud. He won Head of the Charles and Head of the Schuylkill this year (60+ 1x); the number one and number two head races in the country (possibly the world). He started several minutes behind me at HOS and my only though was "stay out of his way and don't mess up his race".
by Edward4492
December 18th, 2018, 11:01 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Rigging a mixed masters 2x
Replies: 5
Views: 2910

Re: Rigging a mixed masters 2x

I have a fair amount of time in a mixed 2x including four races. Still a rookie. Me and my partner are close in weight (she's 155 I'm 170) and Marianne is 5'8" and I'm 6 foot. I've been bowing the past two years as we're still relative rookies (two full years of rowing) and she has not wanted the ad...
by Edward4492
November 19th, 2018, 11:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 30947
Views: 4463181

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Rod, be-lated congrats on the 10k record. Exceptional effort
by Edward4492
November 19th, 2018, 11:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 67
Views: 10489

Re: Strength training vs Erging

Make that "sub 19min and sub 39min"