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by Edward4492
December 18th, 2018, 11:01 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Rigging a mixed masters 2x
Replies: 5
Views: 416

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: 21417
Views: 2102974

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: 2830

Re: Strength training vs Erging

Make that "sub 19min and sub 39min"
by Edward4492
November 19th, 2018, 10:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 67
Views: 2830

Re: Strength training vs Erging

I may have missed it, but would appreciate if someone could post the name of the book being referenced. I've always been pretty vocal about avoiding weights and just erging and rowing; well, I'm changing up my approach this winter. To the OP, we're very close in size (6' 165lbs age 62). I have a few...
by Edward4492
November 13th, 2018, 4:02 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: 2nd Head Race Season - lessons learned
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: 2nd Head Race Season - lessons learned

Nice racing Glen! I find I really enjoy the head races, all sculling (1x and 2x) on my end. Definitely love the synergy when me an Marianne get the double moving well. I think as we get better OTW we'll find that we'll be able to get closer and closer to the level of effort we throw into the erg. Bu...
by Edward4492
November 13th, 2018, 3:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Am I LWT or HWT?
Replies: 12
Views: 865

Re: Am I LWT or HWT?

OTW LWT is 160lbs. I'm one of those fringe guys. Got up this morning, with no recent dieting or heavy training I was at 168lbs. So I can make 165 very easily with a day or two's notice. I raced OTW at sub 160lbs twice and it took a lot of work to make weight. Most of the fast LWT's (not all, Roy Bro...
by Edward4492
October 31st, 2018, 10:15 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Head of the Schuylkill Regatta 10/28/18
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: Head of the Schuylkill Regatta 10/28/18

Thanks Stewart. I'm a real data junkie, you can learn a lot analyzing stroke coach data. Since you mentioned it, you saw what I saw. First split through St Joes (about 800m)m I was right in the mix with the guys in the top ten (+/- 5sec ). Next split at the tower (2000m?) same thing. Third split at ...
by Edward4492
October 30th, 2018, 9:12 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Head of the Schuylkill Regatta 10/28/18
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: Head of the Schuylkill Regatta 10/28/18

Good to hear from you G-dub. I plan on doing several erg races this year, just local events. Center City Slam I'll do as I won it last year against six other local 60+ guys, two of them are beating me on the water.......but I'm closing the gap. No more Boston or WIRC; it's just too much of an invest...
by Edward4492
October 30th, 2018, 3:54 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Head of the Schuylkill Regatta 10/28/18
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Re: Head of the Schuylkill Regatta 10/28/18

Thanks Bill! Nice result with second place. I'm to a point where I'll move up the results sheet when I row a perfect line and a clean race. I hit everything else dead on; just got way too wide on one turn. I wasn't the only one, lots of people seemed to make the same mistake. Fitness wise I think I ...
by Edward4492
October 29th, 2018, 9:17 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Head of the Schuylkill Regatta 10/28/18
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Head of the Schuylkill Regatta 10/28/18

Haven't posted since my last OTW race. I'll start serious erging in about two weeks as it gets too cold to row on the river. Took delivery of my new bow rigged Wintech 1x last month. I really like the boat; very stable and I guess it's fast enough. Not sure there's any real such thing as a fast boat...
by Edward4492
August 20th, 2018, 2:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21417
Views: 2102974

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Rod, continuing with your thoughts I think the long, rate capped easier rows are even more beneficial OTW as compared to the erg as you get to work on technique. It's really amazing how much nuance goes into rowing a 1x or 2x and how easy it is to slow a boat down. We're doing similar work with only...
by Edward4492
August 19th, 2018, 6:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21417
Views: 2102974

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

That's some serious work there Rod. Be curious to see how the Maffetone protocol works out for ya, keep us posted.
by Edward4492
August 6th, 2018, 8:09 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Quaker City Regatta
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Quaker City Regatta

Thanks Mark!
by Edward4492
August 6th, 2018, 8:06 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Quaker City Regatta
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Quaker City Regatta

Yup, done with the sprints. Getting a tad fried on the short, fast intervals. Going to take two weeks of nice longish (6k to 10k) low rate rows then start getting in shape for head race season. Spending a lot time in the 2x with Marianne; we keep getting better. Starting to get pretty serious, we're...
by Edward4492
August 5th, 2018, 9:37 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Quaker City Regatta
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Quaker City Regatta

Haven't posted much, been doing virtually zero erging, all OTW. Went to Diamond States Regatta two weeks ago and the afternoon races (my 2x race) were canceled due to high winds. Disappointing. This weekend was scheduled for two races (1x and Mixed 2x). Seems like me and Marianne are jinxed as our 2...