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by mitchel674
July 12th, 2020, 9:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Follow up on previous request for help generating power at lower drag.
Replies: 5
Views: 87

Re: Follow up on previous request for help generating power at lower drag.

The point here is that you are training yourself to have a stronger stroke. This does not happen overnight. If you are merely fixated on pace regardless of your stroke rate you will be defeating this purpose. As Stu said, gradually lower your stroke rate and focus less on your overall pace. Perhaps ...
by mitchel674
July 9th, 2020, 7:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28267
Views: 3580256

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Created a 30 minute session on rowpro and actually got 2 blokes to join me. Fun session for me followed by a 3km cool down. Pretty good outing since I was contemplating a "rest" day.
by mitchel674
July 7th, 2020, 1:11 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Why did you stop using RowPro ?
Replies: 20
Views: 863

Re: Why did you stop using RowPro ?

My RowPro receipt is dated February 2009 and I'm still using it for every row. Version 4.3 on an old laptop works just fine and I only get failures when there's an issue with the Oarbits server; when this happens it seems to knock out not only the connection to the server but also the program inter...
by mitchel674
July 6th, 2020, 9:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28267
Views: 3580256

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Sunday I did a 20K SS. Nothing exciting at all but it's funny how normal and "easy" a 20K can be when there was a time that seemed like a monumental row. I was thinking about this yesterday, as well. Not too long ago I remember the 10k row in the beginner Pete Plan being some intimidating distance....
by mitchel674
July 6th, 2020, 7:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28267
Views: 3580256

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

15km steady state session in the morning with HR capped at 135. In the evening, an interesting live rowing session on facebook with Eric Murray at 5:30pm. He had the group do 1 minute intervals with 20 seconds rest at r22. Each interval increased and then decreased the drag factor by moving the leve...
by mitchel674
July 4th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Most Stable Recording Method
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Most Stable Recording Method

boomingaway wrote:
July 4th, 2020, 12:33 pm
Why not just charge your phone while rowing?
LIkely using the PM4 with a cable attached to his phone for ergdata and cannot charge at the same time.
by mitchel674
July 4th, 2020, 7:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2258
Views: 252360

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Hello! Been reading this forum on and off for a few months now but just signed up. I've got an erg on long term loan at the beginning of this year. Was otherwise sedentary for the last 10 years so a lot of catchup... 43m 5'10" 161lbs so a lightweight I believe? I was just rowing different workouts ...
by mitchel674
July 3rd, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Why did you stop using RowPro ?
Replies: 20
Views: 863

Re: Why did you stop using RowPro ?

Mine runs fine. Lack of online activity remains the biggest issue. I was off work all morning today and planning to row. I was fairly flexible with my time. The only item open to join was a 2k TT. I would have been happy with most any other activity. I could have made my own, but my past experience ...
by mitchel674
July 3rd, 2020, 7:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for an hour charity row? :)
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Tips for an hour charity row? :)

Charity row? Have some fun with it. Lower your drag factor and aim for 2:25, r20-22. Make a song playlist you know is 1 hour long. Should be about 19 songs. Just count down the songs as you eat up the time.
by mitchel674
July 2nd, 2020, 12:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What do you do to keep yourself interested/mix it up?
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Re: What do you do to keep yourself interested/mix it up?

Yesterday I did a 30 minute dark horse rowing "row along" video, followed by 30 minute heart rate capped session, followed by a 10 minute Asensei stroke rate ladder. Nice variety for me. The time and the 15km flew by.
by mitchel674
July 2nd, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Maffetone Heart Rate Training
Replies: 109
Views: 3718

Re: Maffetone Heart Rate Training

I don't do any warm up for these long slow rows. I typically get to my usual pace quickly and my heart rate gradually climbs over the first 15 minutes. I then spend the next 45 minutes trying to keep it below my cap rate (135) by modifying the force of my drive.
by mitchel674
July 1st, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help needed improving power generated each stroke
Replies: 22
Views: 682

Re: Help needed improving power generated each stroke

Consider watching this video from the Concept2 founder. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiQ0Mqlk_Lo [youtube]hiQ0Mqlk_Lo[/youtube] Did you get a chance to watch this? You will learn about the force curve which will help you. As Henry pointed out, the first thing that jumped out at me is how you nee...
by mitchel674
June 30th, 2020, 1:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Help needed improving power generated each stroke
Replies: 22
Views: 682

Re: Help needed improving power generated each stroke

Consider watching this video from the Concept2 founder.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiQ0Mqlk_Lo

[youtube]hiQ0Mqlk_Lo[/youtube]
by mitchel674
June 30th, 2020, 9:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Form feedback
Replies: 23
Views: 458

Re: Form feedback

Two things jump out at me. The first is the path of your handle. This should be a relatively straight line. You tend to drop your hands when you pass your knees on the recovery and then back up again at the catch. The second may have been your intent, but your recovery seems too fast. Think about ha...
by mitchel674
June 29th, 2020, 4:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Maffetone Heart Rate Training
Replies: 109
Views: 3718

Re: Maffetone Heart Rate Training

Toward the end of the season this year I rowed 600k in about 7 weeks, all at UT2. I was not in great shape to begin with and by the end my fitness was basically the same as when it started. March 12, 2020: 7.5k meters, 2:33.5 pace, 126 HR April 27, 2020: 12.5k meters, 2:33.6 pace, 127 HR I did abou...