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it helps to reduce my tendency to "fly and die" over this distance. That's the key point. 2k is a long way and can't be done flat out, so even if we set a paceboat for a reasonable time, it will pay to go slower in the middle 1000. Time trials are not races, they are done to find a strategy that wo...
- May 22nd, 2019, 11:52 am
- Forum: Training
- Topic: Ideas on training programme....at 62!!!
- Replies: 8
- Views: 195
A 5k as you do now, every other day, will keep you fit. On the other days either rest or do some sharpish intervals, using these as a rest too (and experience). You don't mention your rating (spm). Suggest you keep it at about 22 in the 5k so that the stroke itself is solid. Then doing medium distan...
There's no need to be in such a hurry when rowing, the boat (and the flywheel at low drag) won't stop. See the videos here: https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/technique-videos The woman's style is good, not the man's. To pull fewer strokes we wait a while before pulling the next one: a ...
Well done. Standalone, the PM5 stores our results. Using ergdata, results are stored on the PM and also on the phone. Never used a plug, so see above. Style is essential to rowing effectively. Best place to learn to row is a boat club, so pu' on yer titfer and go. If you're close to the water you co...
Your pbs look very high standard so almost impossible to maintain continuously. So if not overtrained you certainly were very well trained. Well done. If a reasonable training cycle takes six or twelve months, no doubt you'll be back there or close at the end of that cycle. In the meantime a rest ca...
- May 15th, 2019, 2:16 am
- Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
- Topic: Buy a BikeErg now or wait for new version?
- Replies: 5
- Views: 223
The key parts are the PM5, on which updates are user applicable, and the physics of flywheels which even Einstein could not update in our low-speed world. These put the C2 well ahead of all others, so if you need it, get it. Bits and pieces can fall off any machine, but the basic rule is keep it sim...
- May 14th, 2019, 2:39 am
- Forum: Training
- Topic: Rowing Modification - Toe Surgery
- Replies: 3
- Views: 128
Put a frontstop on the rail at about 70 cm from your toes (according to height so heels don't lift off) and use plenty of swing. The position reachable is more or less like that used in starts and lets you use both legs. Any loss of length can be compensated by higher rating, controllable by keeping...
Clearly you have the speed, but it's hard to say from your 3*1k because ratings and height unknown and 4 minutes is a long rest. There are too many variables for intervals to act as predictors unless you stick to a well known protocol such as 8x500, and in any case there are no rests in a race. 6:28...
- May 9th, 2019, 4:03 am
- Forum: Training
- Topic: Newbie - How do I find my stroke length?
- Replies: 26
- Views: 586
I'm 6'2 (188) and Ergdata shows me 118-121 cm, version downloaded yesterday. PM5 on a C with three sensors in the flywheel. This is about 65% of my height, and corresponds roughly to what I measure with a metric yardstick. It seems to be about 20 cm shorter than the length I saw with an earlier ergd...
the blades were going too deep Gates too low would cause a vertical pull component forcing the blades deeper, but this is usually the pin angle, which can be adjusted. Especially noticeable if one scull dives more than the other. Also check that your hands are relaxed when pulling: fingers only, so...
The half hour is usually done at rate 20. It's not a race, but an essential part of training. The purpose and strategy is to train endurance and technique, so it doesn't matter much what results we get so long as we learn from them. The results will appear in 2k tests. Yours is good as a beginner. I...
- May 7th, 2019, 12:55 am
- Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
- Topic: 60 years old - Rowing due to running injury
- Replies: 6
- Views: 312
On the erg we put a large but sustainable amount of work into each single stroke, where Work = length (of stroke) x handle force. Power and heat-rate are then both adjusted to the level we want by adjusting the rating: 18-24 for distance and endurance, 30-40 for racing. The heat-rate is estimated at...
- May 3rd, 2019, 3:02 am
- Forum: Indoor Rowers
- Topic: new rower, much slower 500m split than gym rowers
- Replies: 27
- Views: 1112
I don't think I've ever got my machine below 2:00. I know I'm small, but I'm pretty fit and that seems really slow. If young and male that is indeed slow as a peak effort, which suggests your home machine has a fault of some sort. I'm stuck on my old C which has the three magnets and didn't know th...