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by iain
March 6th, 2021, 5:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Advice for Weekend Warrior
Replies: 18
Views: 757

Re: Advice for Weekend Warrior

Thanks Mict for the article. maybe I am lucky, as it works for me. Too well as I keep losing weight when i have little to lose despite a large food intake. PS On reflection, this may not all be luck. I believe that making sure that exercise is balanced to include harder rows ensures that the body do...
by iain
March 6th, 2021, 11:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete plan pace vs heart rate
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Pete plan pace vs heart rate

Pete devises his plans around limited time available to row (broadly an hour a session), so he advocates doing SS at UT1 not UT2. If you have time to go longer at a slower pace I find it helps the progression. Also, I think the BPP operates to change the purpose of the continuous rows. Initially the...
by iain
March 6th, 2021, 11:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Cardiovascular quirks
Replies: 4
Views: 413

Re: Cardiovascular quirks

As a life-long exercise-induced asthmatic - I can attest to some interesting dynamics with breathing and HR%. I've gone 12+ minutes straight @ 185-190bpm (32m, 175lbs, 195bpm rowing max HR) and felt obviously tired at the end, but felt like my breathing was great, and that I could continue to suffe...
by iain
March 6th, 2021, 11:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Advice for Weekend Warrior
Replies: 18
Views: 757

Re: Advice for Weekend Warrior

Iain, major envy that you need those extra 1000 calories per day!! If you have the time available you can get there, just row slowly for longer and increase the distance 10% or so every week. The exponential growth will get you to high calorie usage too, just be patient and listen to your body. Som...
by iain
March 6th, 2021, 10:49 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: stiff finger joints
Replies: 16
Views: 1329

Re: stiff finger joints

The 16K row is around 2000 - 2100 strokes... Sorry can't help with your problem, but your distance per stroke does seem very low. Are you rowing with a high rating? 125W at 8M/stroke is 26-27SPM. While it is not uncommon for a fit rower to rate that high for an all out hour and some do higher, at 2...
by iain
March 5th, 2021, 8:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Advice for Weekend Warrior
Replies: 18
Views: 757

Re: Advice for Weekend Warrior

I divide newbie gains in 3: 1) Improving technique: the most significant for some. less relevant for someone restarting although issues may well creep in re 3 below 2) Tolerance of pain and identifying sustainable paces for various distances. This is often overlooked. Mentally we don't have the rece...
by iain
March 2nd, 2021, 2:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Mud Season Madness Fatigue
Replies: 6
Views: 314

Re: Mud Season Madness Fatigue

Almost anything! Easy to do 2.5k as warm up &/or cool down, so just add anything in between even 100m!
by iain
March 1st, 2021, 10:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10% Higher Rowing Power
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: 10% Higher Rowing Power

Missed the point and decided pausing at back stops better as muscles and breathing less strained. I think there would actually be effort required to hold the catch position so definitely a bad idea! Not read the paper, but from your description it suggests that accelerating into the catch might be o...
by iain
March 1st, 2021, 10:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How would you approach a 2min max effort piece?
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: How would you approach a 2min max effort piece?

I don't think there is a magic solution. It depends on where your strengths are. I know people who would manage 45SPM for 2 mins and there have been times when I wouldn't have managed 28. Basically the higher your CV fitness (and to a lesser extent the shorter you are) the higher the SPM you can mai...
by iain
March 1st, 2021, 9:45 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Losing weight, but too much muscle
Replies: 15
Views: 585

Re: Losing weight, but too much muscle

Just as surprised as you are. I don't have the patience for solely LSD so can't help you there. But I have a similar lean mass and tendency to gain fat when not exercising. The difference is I am in my 50s and was losing LBM while putting on weight so actually was worse than I thought. My first row ...
by iain
March 1st, 2021, 9:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9944
Views: 1598050

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

I'm really happy with the first 50k, it's just the second half that will be the moment I'll need to step up and suck it up. This time around I'm not taking anything for granted, or doing things the same way as I've done them before. I found 100k a whole different challenge to FM, but couldn't reall...
by iain
February 27th, 2021, 4:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Physiology of sweating
Replies: 18
Views: 589

Re: Physiology of sweating

I lose 1kg or so on a 90min row (more in hot conditions), but IIRC it is only >2% loss that is an issue. The greater issue I have found is that trying to take in food on a long row is very difficult, it is easier to take in calories in drinks. This is the main reason that I drink a lot on FM or long...
by iain
February 27th, 2021, 4:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pondering the Beginner Pete Plan
Replies: 41
Views: 3611

Re: Pondering the Beginner Pete Plan

Kixram wrote:
February 26th, 2021, 8:55 pm
Is there any plan that is usually good to follow after finishing this one? I'm feeling confident of making my own if not :)
The Pete Plan?
by iain
February 26th, 2021, 9:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9944
Views: 1598050

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

https://i.postimg.cc/7fRHTCzP/IMG-20210226-121446-019.jpg Another step closer to the ultimate goal of 100k, and a PB by five minutes and five seconds. Impressive row. Thinking of going for 50km in May, only ever gone that far continuously as part of 100k, I note that you were only 1S/500m slower th...
by iain
February 26th, 2021, 9:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Day One
Replies: 46
Views: 1644

Re: Day One

I think the length of the stroke is assessed from when you catch the flywheel to when you stop accelerating it, if it takes a while to accelerate to the speed ogf the flywheel the stroke length will be significantly less than the distance the handle is pulled. Other than as a drill, I don't think yo...