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by Ralph Earle
January 5th, 2017, 5:31 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Championship Pace and Rate Data
Replies: 3
Views: 2190

Championship Pace and Rate Data

Where can I find the charts of pace and rate for medalists at Crash-B or BIRC (or any other national championships)?

I want to collect data on pace vs spm for old folks like me (74 in three weeks).

Thanks in advance,
Ralph Earle
by Ralph Earle
September 16th, 2016, 3:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Talk like a Pirate Day September 19th!
Replies: 2
Views: 4657

Talk like a Pirate Day September 19th!

Only three days left to practice. Do it in memory of Joan van Blom.
http://talklikeapirate.com/wordpress/

- Ralph Earle
by Ralph Earle
August 8th, 2016, 5:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Boy's in the Boat
Replies: 15
Views: 19717

Re: Boy's in the Boat

Nice surprise to hear from Moch's and Rantz' daughters. (Too bad it wasn't 90 minutes, so the other guys could have some "air time.") I was impressed by the amount of good quality film they had of the crews in Seattle, so good that it took away some of the long-ago-and-far-away aspect of the book. T...
by Ralph Earle
July 25th, 2016, 2:40 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: 2016 Dominators Update
Replies: 17
Views: 8273

Re: 2016 Dominators Update

Ralph - d.o.b 14/06/78 she is actually 38 now, all the world records and british records were set this year except the Hwt 1km, thats been there for a little while. So in essense she really is top of all this years 30s distances just has not ranked them, except her 6:57.0 2km That does raise an int...
by Ralph Earle
July 18th, 2016, 3:03 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: 2016 Dominators Update
Replies: 17
Views: 8273

Re: 2016 Dominators Update

Most top rows are not ranked. Our nat championships often have lots of pretty good to very good 2k, up to low 5.40 ies, those are never ranked. The last few years 13/1400 participants The whole system is faulty, individual times c2 can,t help, but if even pretty big races are not ranked :roll: C2 d...
by Ralph Earle
July 18th, 2016, 3:00 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: 2016 Dominators Update
Replies: 17
Views: 8273

Re: 2016 Dominators Update

What happens when someone breaks a world record that is better than the ranking? Do you still give credit to the top ranked person despite them not actually being the quickest? * For historical continuity, 100m, 1min, 4min and 100K are not included; an official WR not listed in the rankings is cred...
by Ralph Earle
July 18th, 2016, 2:58 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: 2016 Dominators Update
Replies: 17
Views: 8273

Re: 2016 Dominators Update

Anna Lewis set 14 British Lwt & Hwt records in the last 6 months together with 6 world records ranging through all the distances/times in the 30-39 Hwt/lwt categories. She does not bother ranking her times online but the records get verified. There is a stat for you :D Yes, I do have her WRs in my ...
by Ralph Earle
July 12th, 2016, 11:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Importance of Height and Weight on 2K Times
Replies: 40
Views: 9220

Re: Importance of Height and Weight on 2K Times

I'm not sure what age rowers peak -- do you think age would be more of a quadratic function rather than a straight linear? i.e. if they peak in late 20's for example? You are correct, Sir! Here is the Nonathlon's Excel equation for predicting the 1000-point 2K time for heavyweight men from their ag...
by Ralph Earle
July 11th, 2016, 4:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Importance of Height and Weight on 2K Times
Replies: 40
Views: 9220

Re: Importance of Height and Weight on 2K Times

Yes, both height and weight were in the regressions. The only other data available is the month of the test result. I included year (2002 vs 2003) in the 6K analyses to account for possible training effects during the season. It was significant for the women (20 seconds faster) but not for the men. ...
by Ralph Earle
July 11th, 2016, 3:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Importance of Height and Weight on 2K Times
Replies: 40
Views: 9220

Re: Importance of Height and Weight on 2K Times

Hi Ralph, Rather than considering the 2k time shouldn't you consider power output as time is not a linear relation? At a guess this will have been blunting the effect of the larger heavier rowers. Hopefully this should only be a simple change to your spreadsheet. Here are the results using Average ...
by Ralph Earle
July 11th, 2016, 2:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Importance of Height and Weight on 2K Times
Replies: 40
Views: 9220

Re: Importance of Height and Weight on 2K Times

To sum up, the 2002-2003 data indicate that height and weight matter, just not very much. Just to make sure I understand, a 200 lbs male who is 6" taller than another 200 lbs male, all other things equal would row 3.72 - 7.68 seconds faster in the 2k and 21.72 - 32.16 seconds faster in a 6k, simply...
by Ralph Earle
July 10th, 2016, 5:06 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Importance of Height and Weight on 2K Times
Replies: 40
Views: 9220

Re: Importance of Height and Weight on 2K Times

I want to hear more on the subject of those p values which I'm told represent the probability that what is going on can make itself look exactly like what one thinks is going on. :lol: http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/not-even-scientists-can-easily-explain-p-values/ I don't quite understand your...
by Ralph Earle
July 9th, 2016, 3:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Importance of Height and Weight on 2K Times
Replies: 40
Views: 9220

Re: Importance of Height and Weight on 2K Times

Meanwhile, back in the real world, here are the results for 6K tests in 2002-2003. The year was included in the regressions to account for training effects over the season. Women: n = 192; Inches = -6.61 ± 1.17; Pounds = -1.09 ± 0.16; Rsq = 0.53. Men: n = 311; Inches = -4.49 ± 0.87; Pounds = -0.96 ±...
by Ralph Earle
July 8th, 2016, 12:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Importance of Height and Weight on 2K Times
Replies: 40
Views: 9220

Re: Importance of Height and Weight on 2K Times

,,, What are the p values for your analysis? The R squared values are rather robust but I'm sure someone with a stats background could develop an argument about the unaccounted for variance lol.... although for the men 69% is a boatload of variance accounted for (pardon the pun) ? (WIth a nod to Mr...
by Ralph Earle
July 7th, 2016, 7:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Importance of Height and Weight on 2K Times
Replies: 40
Views: 9220

Importance of Height and Weight on 2K Times

So I spend most of four days scrubbing data from the US Rowing National Team Testing results, only to find the original topic locked! I had planned to collect all the data at http://archive.usrowing.org/nationalteams/nationalteamtesting/nttresults but it turned out to be very tedious, even with the ...