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by mitchel674
November 14th, 2019, 11:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Year 35
Replies: 6
Views: 190

Re: Year 35

Congrats and good luck on your decision to incorporate rowing in your weight loss plans. 25km/week is a good start. If you can meet that challenge, you will likely find that you can increase your distances during each session after just a month or two. Long, steady rows will be very helpful. As ment...
by mitchel674
November 12th, 2019, 9:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New member/senior rower
Replies: 26
Views: 1206

Re: New member/senior rower

Are you still stopping for a drink? The pace will be notably slower if you stop for any period of time. Apart from that I have no idea of why Ergdata is showing different results I think Stu has your answer regarding your pace conundrum. Any stoppage will result in a slower overall pace for the pie...
by mitchel674
November 11th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 24617
Views: 2800265

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Newbie. Two 10 minute sessions with a 3 minute light row in between. Drag factor of 125, pace 25-26, split of 2:30. That's a great newbie session, Ed. Welcome to the forum. See if you can hit 2:30 next time at 22-24 spm. This will force you to focus on your form and the strength of your stroke.
by mitchel674
November 10th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 24617
Views: 2800265

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Rowed for 1 hour and completed just over 13km. This followed by 5 sets of 5 pullups and bench press.

I've still got the itch to row a marathon. I'm thinking of giving it a go before the end of the year.
by mitchel674
November 3rd, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting back to rowing - some advice needed
Replies: 5
Views: 344

Re: Getting back to rowing - some advice needed

If you're going to focus on the 5k, I would suggest your 10k be at steady state pace (2k + 20), 5k day could be a hard row at your last pace, and your third day could be some longer intervals such as 1500m x 4 r3 or 2000m x 3 r 4 at a bit under your required 5k pace for your target.
by mitchel674
October 29th, 2019, 12:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dealing with joint pain from rowing
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Dealing with joint pain from rowing

Perhaps you could remove some of the water from your water-rower. I believe that effectively reduces the drag and may lessen the impact you feel at the catch.

Just a thought.
by mitchel674
October 29th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Interval Progression
Replies: 11
Views: 496

Re: Interval Progression

You've made great progress, but you're past the point of rapid newbie gains. Subsequent gains will likely be slow and painful. I think one of the issues with the BPP for folks like yourself that take to rowing quickly is that the progression and emphasis on long, steady state rows is too slow. You w...
by mitchel674
October 27th, 2019, 5:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Dealing with joint pain from rowing
Replies: 10
Views: 562

Re: Dealing with joint pain from rowing

I'm no hand specialist (just an ear doctor) but Lindsay's suggestion to make your grip larger makes the most sense. Some sort of overgrip or thick wrap would be worth a try. The other thing I constantly tell myself is to try and grip the handle lightly and not squeeze my fingers around the handle. K...
by mitchel674
October 26th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: First 5,000m
Replies: 30
Views: 1649

Re: First 5,000m

Citroen wrote:
October 26th, 2019, 4:13 am


Then set the drag to 120 and leave it there for the rest of eternity.
:lol:
by mitchel674
October 23rd, 2019, 8:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New member/senior rower
Replies: 26
Views: 1206

Re: New member/senior rower

Couldn't help but notice that you like your drag factor quite high. 177 is considerably higher than what most would use for long pieces. Many here are in the 100-130 range. How did you settle on such a high drag factor? A very long time ago I was a U.S. Marine. Any Marine worth his salt would immed...
by mitchel674
October 22nd, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Selections in 2 days: Please help!
Replies: 5
Views: 309

Re: Selections in 2 days: Please help!

Have you even rowed 5000m? A 2:00 split for a 5k row is not a trivial accomplishment. Sadly, you are way off from that type of pace. If you are seriously interested in rowing, you should put in the effort and try out for the team next year. Your swimming fitness will serve you well as a starting poi...
by mitchel674
October 22nd, 2019, 1:02 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: First 5,000m
Replies: 30
Views: 1649

Re: First 5,000m

Evening all! Second 5,000m. Damper setting of 1. The drag factor was 80. 23m21.9s. It felt very different than damper 10. I was c.41 seconds slower. Tomorrow is damper setting 2. Sam This is really funny. You skipped over damper setting 1.5. :wink: I'm guessing you still haven't read the link sugge...
by mitchel674
October 22nd, 2019, 10:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New member/senior rower
Replies: 26
Views: 1206

Re: New member/senior rower

Couldn't help but notice that you like your drag factor quite high. 177 is considerably higher than what most would use for long pieces. Many here are in the 100-130 range. How did you settle on such a high drag factor?
by mitchel674
October 22nd, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: erg scenery / interval training videos
Replies: 13
Views: 1486

Re: erg scenery / interval training videos

Rowed for an hour last night on Lake Attersee. I have a big screen in front of my erg which worked nicely. Interesting for me since I've never actually been on the water.

Thanks!
by mitchel674
October 21st, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New member/senior rower
Replies: 26
Views: 1206

Re: New member/senior rower

I find I just about impossible at my age to pull as hard as I can for a full minute so I am going to change the hard pull time to 45' and see how that goes. Slacker!! Seriously, why not find a pace you can pull for the full minute sprint? Do that workout one time through and then consider that your...