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by Dangerscouse
January 21st, 2019, 4:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Feet Position: High or Low for Mechanical Advantage?
Replies: 11
Views: 7066

Re: Feet Position: High or Low for Mechanical Advantage?

The feet should be positioned so you shins don't go past vertical at the catch. The ergo doesn't allow as much scope for adjustment as a boat. So the normal simple rule is to get the strap over where your shoe has the natural bend. For me with euro size 44 feet that's two holes showing (position 4)...
by Dangerscouse
January 21st, 2019, 3:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21435
Views: 2109275

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

MartinSH4321 wrote:
January 21st, 2019, 3:41 am

Wow, a hangover, 4x 2k and 3 of them about as fast as my 2k PB. To see what's reachable with years of training helps to stay motivated, thanks! :-)
Thanks mate, you have got the power, you just need to build your engine. You have done a sub 7 2k already so you're not that far off.
by Dangerscouse
January 20th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 5252
Views: 662530

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

RayOfSunshine wrote:
January 20th, 2019, 12:55 pm
Super stoked.

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Yyyeeesss...really well done Ray!!!! Huge leap in PB!!
by Dangerscouse
January 20th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21435
Views: 2109275

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

5k warmup, then went for 1,500m at what I think my 2k PB pace should be (1:43.0). Got to 1,500m on target, about 5 beats below MHR so I think I can - with sufficient mental toughness (not guaranteed!) - maybe shoot for this at next PB attempt. Then 3,500 cool down. Very good Alasdair, and you're ri...
by Dangerscouse
January 20th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Form
Replies: 17
Views: 277

Re: Form

I think Glenn has covered it all. Stretch, stretch and more stretching!!
by Dangerscouse
January 19th, 2019, 7:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21435
Views: 2109275

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

https://i.postimg.cc/CBfJfqCx/20190119-104535.jpg I haven't rowed since Tuesday night as I was in Glasgow for two days and I've been struggling with a two day hangover. I tried to row a 1500m last night and HDed at 750m I then tried to do a gentle 5k and HDed again. I was hoping for a fourth rep bu...
by Dangerscouse
January 18th, 2019, 4:15 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: What’s your favorite bandage for small hand cuts + rowing or weightlifting?
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: What’s your favorite bandage for small hand cuts + rowing or weightlifting?

I use cheap kinesiology tape for occasional blisters so I'm sure that will work just as well for cuts etc
by Dangerscouse
January 18th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 5252
Views: 662530

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

Yeah, I agree with Keith. Two max efforts in one week is hard enough nevermind two on consecutive days! Great effort though, sub 7 is no joke on any day!!
by Dangerscouse
January 18th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 5252
Views: 662530

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

The 5k definitely makes you question your ability but it usually follows that the pain and doubt will clear if you can hold on long enough. A lot easier said than done but your mind will eventually accept that it's not in mortal danger and it all changes for the better, or at least doesn't get any w...
by Dangerscouse
January 18th, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 5252
Views: 662530

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

New 5k PB - 18:47,0 Bad I have to post just after Keith's PB ;-) (Great effort Keith, congrats!!) After overloading my right shoulder and forearm about 1 month ago I had to reduce rowing for about 3 weeks (bought an ergo bike instead for my longer SS sessions), now my shoulder is OK, the forearm no...
by Dangerscouse
January 17th, 2019, 11:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 5252
Views: 662530

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

New 5k PB last night at 17.27.3! 10 second improvement from 4/5 months ago. I was super happy to go under 17:30 and this was completely unplanned. After a very short warm-up I got on the Erg with the idea to do a hard but not all out 5K like I did last week - idea was 3k at 1:48 pace and then maybe...
by Dangerscouse
January 16th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Starting Out
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: Starting Out

Welcome to the forum :) Others may disagree, but I think even the BPP ramps things up a bit too quickly for total newbies. My body (56 year old cyclist & indoor rower) very much prefers it when I start (or restart, in the case of cycling in the spring) something new. I'd suggest that you see what w...
by Dangerscouse
January 16th, 2019, 3:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1779
Views: 103194

Re: Pete Plan Thread

@ Cujo, in addition to what Mitchel and Ray have covered , don't forget a lot of us have been rowing for years and we were all slow to start with too; everyone is! There are no short cuts to lots and lots of metres on the rower at varying stroke rates and intensities. For your steady state sessions ...
by Dangerscouse
January 15th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 21435
Views: 2109275

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

https://i.postimg.cc/G8KTK49J/20190115-183815.jpg Starting pace should have been 1:41/43. Second rep wasn't nice but it was manageable, third rep fell apart with 400m to go and I just about managed to get back on track. Evening sessions are still a bit strange to me and this should have been a Wedn...
by Dangerscouse
January 14th, 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Good 10k time for an old lady?
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Good 10k time for an old lady?

That's a really good time especially if you aren't very experienced. Keep going and you're bound to keep getting better.