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by jamesg
July 15th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How is overall SPM calculated?
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: How is overall SPM calculated?

Yes, if not using ergdata, I just consider split average 20 to be 20.5 and so on. Not that it matters much. If we set up one minute splits, the problem should disappear, as PM visibly (in ergdata) counts a stroke at the finish. Any incomplete stroke in one split should appear in the next. If so ther...
by jamesg
July 15th, 2019, 4:21 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How is overall SPM calculated?
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: How is overall SPM calculated?

Due to lack of places, spm numbers are truncated both ends. So if we row at 123.x strokes per minute, or 23.x, we see 23. Averages seem to sum successive truncated data, divide and then truncate that too. So if we row one split at 123.x spm, and the next at 124.y, (or 23.x and 24.y) the average seen...
by jamesg
July 15th, 2019, 1:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused by Stroker per Minutes
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: Confused by Stroker per Minutes

I have a rower "A" If the photo is like your machine, the distances (fictitious in any case) differ because, presumably, the coefficients then used by C2 on the A differ from those used on later machines. No worry, in 15-18 minutes on a more recent machine you too would see 3 to 4000 meters, if you...
by jamesg
July 14th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused by Stroker per Minutes
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: Confused by Stroker per Minutes

I have a rower "A"
What's that?
by jamesg
July 14th, 2019, 12:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New to rowing and looking for a basic training plan
Replies: 26
Views: 697

Re: New to rowing and looking for a basic training plan

If you can sit on your heels, you'll be able keep them down when rowing. If you can't sit on your heels, like most westerners, you are allowed to lift them when rowing. I wore out a ton of socks rowing in clinker eights with fixed clogs. Shells nowadays have flexible shoes with the toe bolted to the...
by jamesg
July 14th, 2019, 4:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to rowing and looking for a basic training plan
Replies: 26
Views: 697

Re: New to rowing and looking for a basic training plan

On the PetePlan I am looking for intention on the tail end of the week slower workouts. Should I basically be focusing on efficiency and is improving watt-minutes the marker I am looking to improve on these workouts? I think so. If we want to race and train well when already fit, we need a strong s...
by jamesg
July 13th, 2019, 12:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Help with goal setting
Replies: 21
Views: 413

Re: Help with goal setting

Having a solid 2k test pace, you might find useful some Wolverine L4 type work. For 2k Pace 1:40 this plan suggests the following Rating/Pace combinations: 18 2:01 -- 20 1:57 -- 22 1:52 -- 24 1:48 -- 26 1:44 A typical L4 work out would be 2 minutes each, continuous, at ratings 18-20-22-20-18 (total ...
by jamesg
July 13th, 2019, 12:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to rowing and looking for a basic training plan
Replies: 26
Views: 697

Re: New to rowing and looking for a basic training plan

their 5ks seem to be between 18:30 and 18:50 which is much faster than my 19:15. Whats up with this? This is mainly a problem of style and endurance. A 1:27 - 500 (first post) would suggest a 2k in about 6:30, after a lot of specific endurance work targeting 2k racing. Your 20 minutes at 2:13 (150 ...
by jamesg
July 12th, 2019, 1:41 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Broken screen?
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: Broken screen?

I take it you are not already an oarsman. In this case, suggest you try rowing without the monitor. Keep going for 20-30 minutes, pulling a long stroke with reasonable force: that's how boats are moved. If you have a clock, you can see how many strokes you pull per minute. Keep it around 20 - 24. St...
by jamesg
July 12th, 2019, 1:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Help with goal setting
Replies: 21
Views: 413

Re: Help with goal setting

6:45 is a very good time if you have never rowed before. What rating did you use (spm)?
by jamesg
July 11th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rating and splits.
Replies: 16
Views: 366

Re: Rating and splits.

So would it be correct to go somewhere in the middle and then fine tune...24/26 @ 1:50 for a 5k perhaps? Add or subtract power or rate if needed or i feel like i can do more? As a TT yes, with level as to fitness and experience. Maybe start slowish, even after a good warm-up, then harden. For endur...
by jamesg
July 11th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rating and splits.
Replies: 16
Views: 366

Re: Rating and splits.

When rowing, the strokes all contain roughly the same amount of work, where work=force x length. When learning to row, we develop a stroke that is doable as to both length and force, then use it and refine it. Power is then proportional to work x rating. For long distances and training we use low ra...
by jamesg
July 11th, 2019, 2:48 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Bicep tendon update
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Bicep tendon update

Walking uphill is very good exercise. The load can be distributed using ski poles for more CV effect. Downhill then offers eccentric loads and needs agility, especially on rough tracks.

Climbing 1000m/h is over 200W.
by jamesg
July 11th, 2019, 2:37 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: At what age did you notice recovery was impaired?
Replies: 16
Views: 385

Re: At what age did you notice recovery was impaired?

What falls off is strength. I see this, not on the erg, where I can pull just as I like, but walking and on the bike. Mountain tracks here are like staircases, the average slope about 30%. Roads rarely less steep than 10% but my bike's gears are the same as ever. My CV would let me go quite fast, bu...
by jamesg
July 8th, 2019, 1:29 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: L5-S1 disc injury and rowing
Replies: 9
Views: 7111

Re: L5-S1 disc injury and rowing

Starting to row again after 40 years of desks cured my back pain on day one. Just take it easy, long slow strokes with plenty of recovery time, keeping the back straight: no slump. Kayak which twists the back can be even better and combined with rowing is guaranteed to keep us alive and kicking for ...