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by PaulG
April 20th, 2019, 9:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rojabo Training
Replies: 2
Views: 148

Rojabo Training

I'm thinking of trying the 6 week Rojabo introductory program. The program has you do Power Efficiency and Endurance Tests first to design the program. I did this a few years ago and went too hard on the Power Efficiency test and got a non achievable program. The instructions have been modified sinc...
by PaulG
April 19th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: WTB: Coastal rowing boat
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: WTB: Coastal rowing boat

Roy: Before you commit to a Liteboat consider the 61 lb weight. That is going to be difficult to move around the boathouse or car top by yourself. I don't know how big you are but you might be able to fit into an Echo which is a very stable open water boat. I'm also a fan of the Peinert Zephyr and M...
by PaulG
April 14th, 2019, 8:31 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Marc Megna podcast
Replies: 13
Views: 249

Re: Marc Megna podcast

It's been explained to me by world class marathoners that it doesn't get easier, you get faster. The major difference may be how fast world class athletes recover.
by PaulG
April 10th, 2019, 8:09 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: advice on a more advanced boat
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: advice on a more advanced boat

I can speak personally and highly of both the Peinert Zephyr (19 ft) and Maas Aero (21 ft). The Aero is longer and will be faster but both are very stable. Greg Smith on this forum speaks highly of his Aero. I recently bought a Zephyr and took it out on a lake this past weekend. I'm very happy with ...
by PaulG
March 18th, 2019, 7:38 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Fishermen
Replies: 3
Views: 205

Re: Fishermen

With mirrors, sometimes object directly ahead of you go unseen. Good think you saw the wake. I always turn my head around to either side and take a look.
by PaulG
November 26th, 2018, 8:50 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Coastal Rowing
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Re: Coastal Rowing

Here's another video about coastal rowing from Row2k that explains a little bit more. It also has an interview with Ben Booth. This is a very telegenic rowing sport and probably has a future as an Olympic event. The crashes turn me off as a rower but are exciting as a spectator. http://www.row2k.com...
by PaulG
November 26th, 2018, 8:39 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Coastal Rowing
Replies: 2
Views: 394

Coastal Rowing

Here's a link to the 2018 Coastal Rowing Championship videos. Ben Booth of Westport, MA, representing the US came in ninth in the men's singles. I exchanged emails with Ben about the race and he was very happy with his finish. I believe he was the only rower over 40. Ben confirmed that the race to t...
by PaulG
November 26th, 2018, 4:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Strength training vs Erging
Replies: 67
Views: 3893

Re: Strength training vs Erging

An interesting study on the effects of weight training volume. This is from row2k and you can follow links to the abstract of the study.

http://www.row2k.com/features/2520/Lift ... nl11212018
by PaulG
November 11th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Average pace on PM4
Replies: 1
Views: 375

Average pace on PM4

This has probably been asked before. How come on my PM4 set on: "Intervals Distance" and "Indefinite Rest" I can get a final average pace that is slower than the pace for any individual interval? Example: 2x2000 with an average pace of 1:58.6. The first interval was 1:58.1 and the second 1:58.5. I a...
by PaulG
October 31st, 2018, 12:46 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Head of the Schuylkill Regatta 10/28/18
Replies: 9
Views: 780

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

Ed: Congratulations, that's a very good finish against some very good competition. Although you might be a little disappointed with your wide swing and penalty time, you probably would have felt worse if you interfered with the overtaking boats like what happened later in the race. I wonder why they...
by PaulG
October 25th, 2018, 8:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Really off day - Handle Down, or slow down?
Replies: 18
Views: 1468

Re: Really off day - Handle Down, or slow down?

"When the going gets tough, the tough lower their standards." Ok not really but it is worthwhile to examine why you are about to handle down, especially if you are a Masters rower. Recently I had an OTW race on Saturday, went for a short hilly hike on Sunday, and then attempted a 5x500 workout on Mo...
by PaulG
October 21st, 2018, 6:01 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Open Water Rowing
Replies: 140
Views: 58071

Re: Open Water Rowing

The last voyage of the Bluefish The Head of Weir is held on the beautiful Weir River estuary between Hingham and Hull Massachusetts. I’ve participated in it for several years and it is always well run. The night before the race I received an email that they shortened the course for the 2018 Head of ...
by PaulG
October 16th, 2018, 8:43 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Open Water Rowing
Replies: 140
Views: 58071

Re: Open Water Rowing

Last Saturday I traveled all of 5 miles down to the Lowell Boat Shop in Amesbury MA for the Mighty Merrimack Race. Lowell Boat Shop has been making dories since 1793 and continues to host boat building classes and build wooden boats. Take a look here: http://lowellsboatshop.com/ . This is a very int...
by PaulG
October 16th, 2018, 7:56 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: American Lk Fall Classic
Replies: 1
Views: 363

Re: American Lk Fall Classic

Mark: Congratulations on beating at least some people in skinny boats. Navigation is part of the race but it is usually not someone else's navigation that fouls you up. It must have felt good to row through 251 on the last leg after being passed. If the weather was a little more choppy the Aero woul...
by PaulG
October 12th, 2018, 8:12 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Open Water Boats for sale
Replies: 0
Views: 494

Open Water Boats for sale

The Essex Rowing Club in Methuen Massachusetts is undergoing reorganization. It looks like they are selling everything wall to wall including boats. See the ad in row2k.com. I went there yesterday and put a deposit down on a 2016 Peinert Zephyr and they have several more to sell as well as larger fl...