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by Dangerscouse
August 24th, 2019, 10:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 6102
Views: 799198

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Mildly embarrassed that I over egged an L4 workout, and finally sneaked over 14k for an hour. 60' L4 184-180-188-176-180-180 Target meters: 13712 Actual 14031. Was by and large overpowering, rather than overstroking my target, so will chalk this up as a successful workout. If I felt that I'd overst...
by Dangerscouse
August 24th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23410
Views: 2585179

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Was away this week so catching up on metres with a HM, number 10 all time and realise I need to do more longer rows again. Was just aiming to take it fairly easy so did it in 1:29:05.3 / 2:06.6. Didn't take a break this time but hopefully I can get back to some longer rows. Felt quite tough as have...
by Dangerscouse
August 24th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23410
Views: 2585179

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

My first HM this evening having never rowed more than an hour before, going ok and heading for less than 90min, then hit some sort of wall at an hour or so and could barely finish! Don’t think I’ll do one of those for a while/ever! Loved the first hour I did the other day, can’t believe it was such...
by Dangerscouse
August 23rd, 2019, 4:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Recovery practices
Replies: 21
Views: 341

Re: Recovery practices

I just stretch a few times a week and have an occasional sports massage. Bit random but... Ive seen you mention yoga on previous posts...im interested in starting. As a larger guy, do you think id be able to do it? Ive seen some positions i couldnt do to save my life! Should i find some classes or ...
by Dangerscouse
August 23rd, 2019, 9:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Recovery practices
Replies: 21
Views: 341

Re: Recovery practices

Sorry for spamming the post but another i could mention is injury prevention. Having a balanced programme that avoids any muscle imbalances, rowing is fantastic for legs, back, biceps, forearms and to a lesser extent shoulders...so making sure to train triceps, hips and chest is a wise move in my o...
by Dangerscouse
August 23rd, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23410
Views: 2585179

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Started indoor rowing a couple of months ago and am currently on week 9 of the lunch time version of the Pete Plan doing 3 rows per week. Just been to the gym and a trainer set me 5 x 500m with 1 minute recovery between each. Drag factor set to 115 on Concept 2. My ambition is to beat 7 mins for 2k...
by Dangerscouse
August 23rd, 2019, 2:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Recovery practices
Replies: 21
Views: 341

Re: Recovery practices

I just stretch a few times a week and have an occasional sports massage.
by Dangerscouse
August 22nd, 2019, 2:24 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Hello - Rower Choice
Replies: 30
Views: 1442

Re: Hello - Rower Choice

1.21m drive length is quite short so you must not be leaning back at the end of the drive and/or not compressing enough at the catch. If you can't compress properly try and extend the lean back. At r27 that is a relatively weak stroke, so try and slow down to circa r20 at that pace to build up the s...
by Dangerscouse
August 22nd, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 6102
Views: 799198

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Finally joined the "8000m (or more) in 30 minutes"-club today. Took me almost 18 months though :? Well done Bob. It doesn't matter how long it took you and now you have done it, you have set a new level to keep improving from. These big milestones are really important to galvanise your expectations...
by Dangerscouse
August 22nd, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23410
Views: 2585179

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Thanks Stu...good to know. Ive definately got some more grueling sessions to come in order to get back to where i was, just got to get over the frustration and push past limits. I always use a rough rule of it taking about double the amount of time you have had off to get close to where you once we...
by Dangerscouse
August 22nd, 2019, 5:37 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 6102
Views: 799198

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Had a little over 1k to get for the Dog Days Challenge tonight after bowling, so I decided to do a 2k time trial, and surprised myself quite a bit by shaving 40 seconds off my PB for an 8:09.5. Could've been even better, but got a phone call on my Apple watch midway through the 2nd 500 and I tried ...
by Dangerscouse
August 22nd, 2019, 5:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23410
Views: 2585179

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Do you think my lost fitness will return quicker than it took to build it in the first place? Definitely. Your body is too efficient at not keeping things that aren't deemed as necessary, so when you don't exercise your body will start to reduce your blood cells and plasma etc within a few days, so...
by Dangerscouse
August 21st, 2019, 9:52 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello - Rower Choice
Replies: 30
Views: 1442

Re: Hello - Rower Choice

I only row three, or sometimes four, times a week. I also do a 60 mins hot dynamic Pilates class and a circuits class, along with two weights sessions if I can find the time due to work commitments. I know of a few people who row every day, which if you dont go too hard, or you can recover quickly, ...
by Dangerscouse
August 21st, 2019, 9:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What is the effect of simply being heavier?
Replies: 13
Views: 2640

Re: What is the effect of simply being heavier?

Interesting read this as I was considering what, if any, physical changes would lead to improved performance. I'm 6'2" and a little under 80Kg now, no weight work to speak off and I think most people would say I was skinny. I am asking myself whether I need to put on some muscle to get further gain...
by Dangerscouse
August 21st, 2019, 3:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Hello - Rower Choice
Replies: 30
Views: 1442

Re: Hello - Rower Choice

I got my rower earlier than I had planned. UPS dropped it off today and I just finished a new work out and I'm beat and it surely brings to my mind how fat I am. One of my downfalls is I don't read the manual right away and just jump into it so I may have over done it. I had the damper on 5 and did...