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by mitchel674
July 22nd, 2019, 8:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23089
Views: 2494826

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Interesting 60 minute workout yesterday. Four rounds of 10 minutes at 2:19 followed by 5 minutes at 2:12 all done at 23spm.

The rate changes and 15 minute "blocks" of time helped keep me engaged.
by mitchel674
July 22nd, 2019, 8:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused by Stroker per Minutes
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Confused by Stroker per Minutes

As stated before, you're missing the fact that your strokes per minute (rate) are only part of the equation. Actually a pretty minor part as you are demonstrating. You're pulling the handle at the same rate as the guy in the video, but you are not pulling anywhere near as HARD as he is. Look at his ...
by mitchel674
July 20th, 2019, 5:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training and smoking?
Replies: 40
Views: 530

Re: Training and smoking?

I found an interesting study. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3944281/#!po=50.0000 Comparison of young smokers and non-smokers. Lung capacity was about 10% higher for the non smoking group. I just plugged a 6:40 2k into the concept 2 vO2max calculator with 200lbs (not highly trained) a...
by mitchel674
July 20th, 2019, 12:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New erg feeling DF
Replies: 17
Views: 373

Re: New erg feeling DF

Just an FYI and interesting read for the OP.

viewtopic.php?f=10&t=186082
by mitchel674
July 18th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training and smoking?
Replies: 40
Views: 530

Re: Training and smoking?

So just telling some one to quit cold turkey doesn't take into consideration the fact that addiction is by it's very nature a difficult endeavor to overcome. A patch or gum is a far better alternative to sucking that nasty sh!t into your lungs. Sometimes the truth hurts and is hard to hear. Look at...
by mitchel674
July 18th, 2019, 3:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2030
Views: 150302

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Welcome to the forum Sander, and we were all beginners once so don't worry about times at the moment. As Henry says your build and age all should be beneficial for you to reach your goals, but there are no short cuts so stay patient and keep motivated Thanks all for the welcome!! I did the second d...
by mitchel674
July 18th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training and smoking?
Replies: 40
Views: 530

Re: Training and smoking?

@mitchel i think you are spot on, its tough but cold turkey seems sensible, grit your teeth and suck it up...an then its over with. I like to think im motivated enough. Nice idea about the 2k when i get cravings, one way to get a new pb! Id be rowing 10 a day lol. Plus with all the money id save id...
by mitchel674
July 18th, 2019, 1:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training and smoking?
Replies: 40
Views: 530

Re: Training and smoking?

@mitchel absolutely...offcourse there is the wider picture to think about regardless of erg times. Not to make BS excuses but its such an ingrained habit and i have done my utmost best to quit in the past. Patches i quit for 6 months and i tried e cigerettes and stopped for 2years. Yet here i am sm...
by mitchel674
July 18th, 2019, 1:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training and smoking?
Replies: 40
Views: 530

Re: Training and smoking?

As a throat doctor, I'm going to go out on a limb and state that you should not be smoking. Who cares if quitting will have an immediate impact on your erg times or that you know some bloke who smokes and runs triathalons. The harm and damage from smoking is a bit more insidious. You will gradually ...
by mitchel674
July 17th, 2019, 7:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Coping strategies
Replies: 37
Views: 780

Re: Coping strategies

Always funny to laugh at others... But here one the other way around, last year in my gym they held a 500m comp. One of the trainers, a 60m discustrower, who never touches the rower, pulled a 1.17 rate 32. Big guy, but no giant. They did the same thing in my gym around five years ago and similar th...
by mitchel674
July 16th, 2019, 2:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Getting Back into after a long layoff-10 years
Replies: 5
Views: 219

Re: Getting Back into after a long layoff-10 years

Welcome! I think the Beginner Pete Plan (BPP) would be perfect for you at this juncture. Since you don't have a lot of time to devote to rowing until September, you could do the first 6 weeks and focus on just the three mandatory rows. This will get you back up to rowing 8km steady state pieces by w...
by mitchel674
July 16th, 2019, 11:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Confused by Stroker per Minutes
Replies: 16
Views: 389

Re: Confused by Stroker per Minutes

Example A: I have a rower "A" , and on it I maintained a rowing rate of 28 strokes per minute to 30 rows per minute for 15-18 minutes I watched a guy on Youtube , maintain same rowing rate on Youtube pretty much same time (He was targeting 5,000 meters) The guy in video reached 4,000 meters Me on o...
by mitchel674
July 15th, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Coping strategies
Replies: 37
Views: 780

Re: Coping strategies

Stu, this is a great post! Thanks for sharing your hard earned wisdom with us newbies. I've done #1 since I started rowing. Even now I will tell myself that I'm 10% done when I pass the first 1000m of a 10k. I don't know why that helps. I don't have a mantra, but I do have pride and hate to handle d...
by mitchel674
July 15th, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2030
Views: 150302

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Hello All Mike linked me to this thread from the MFP forums. I'm a newbie rower from the UK following Pete's beginner plan. I am in Week 10, so I get to do my first 10k next week. I'm pretty slow on the longer rows - my pace for the 9.5K was 2.24. I'm also pretty slow at sprints - my fastest ever 5...
by mitchel674
July 15th, 2019, 9:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23089
Views: 2494826

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

5min x4 with no rest 4min @ r20 1min @ r24 4min @ r20 1min @ r27 4min @ r20 1min @ r28 4min @ r20 1min @ r30 Rest 2min, repeat the 20min for a second time as above. Split was 2:00 for the r20's, r30 i was around 1:30...possibly im underpowering the r20's? Found it on eric murrays page. Felt great a...