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by mdpfirrman
May 10th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22455
Views: 2338920

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Thanks guys - I think next time I'll aim to stick to 1:38 flat until about 300 to go and then go wild from then on in. Went out a little too fast today I think. Good thing about 1k is I feel able to give it another crack relatively soon. After last week's 10k PB I'd say I felt pretty shocking for q...
by mdpfirrman
May 10th, 2019, 11:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie - How do I find my stroke length?
Replies: 26
Views: 586

Re: Newbie - How do I find my stroke length?

I've been looking at my drive length in real time using erg data along with the force curve on the PM for the past 2 months. This combo has really helped me keep my stroke in good form. I still tend to deteriorate when I fatigue or rate up. By watching my drive length I can alert myself when I am g...
by mdpfirrman
May 8th, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Reflections on this season
Replies: 12
Views: 542

Re: Reflections on this season

Fifth year rowing for me. First significant injury this year. It took me off the rower for four months. I'm just able to get back into it. I went from 7:50 in my first year to 7:11 last year and was hoping to be nearer 7:00 by the end of this year and compete in Paris. The back injury had me rethink...
by mdpfirrman
May 7th, 2019, 6:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 30:00 for distance, strategy.
Replies: 23
Views: 610

Re: 30:00 for distance, strategy.

There is a 5K Pete Plan. Google it. I was doing it until I hurt my back in Fall of last year and again in January :roll: It's great training for longer distance pieces. I was doing it to force myself to endure pain on a bit of longer pieces. Though it's geared toward a 5K improvement, it's also grea...
by mdpfirrman
May 7th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery
Replies: 23
Views: 632

Re: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery

I've been seriously considering getting a road bike. Not sure where to begin though or how much I'd have to spend, etc. I wouldn't even know how to change a tire if I had a flat. I'll likely sign up for some group rides and see if I like it. Mike, I imagine that Tucson has some great bike shops. Do...
by mdpfirrman
May 6th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery
Replies: 23
Views: 632

Re: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery

@Jim - I'm really elated to hear your progress! The fact that you're back to road biking is amazing! You've been through a lot. Much more than me with your recent back injury! When we subject our bodies to constant stress over years, eventually, something is going to give way. And backs are right a...
by mdpfirrman
April 24th, 2019, 10:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery
Replies: 23
Views: 632

Re: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery

Thanks all. I really appreciate it. A big part of the frustration was I seemed to be backtracking a bit. The day after posting this, my glands were extremely swollen. Yesterday, my paces dropped back to the slow (but not slowest) paces that I had been doing. I've had enough muscle and bone issues to...
by mdpfirrman
April 23rd, 2019, 11:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery
Replies: 23
Views: 632

Re: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery

Thanks Jack, always value your words of wisdom. I know you've had Carpel Tunnel and some other health setbacks that you've come back strong from and worked through. I admire that in you. @ Henry/Keith - thanks so much. I appreciate that. Especially with you two being so strong. I know your back has ...
by mdpfirrman
April 22nd, 2019, 6:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery
Replies: 23
Views: 632

Re: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery

Thanks 7-11, I really shouldn't complain. I've had lower back issues that radiate before (and that sounds like what you have). Honestly, that's a lot more painful than this is. This is more of a dull ache that doesn't radiate. It can be painful, but lower back sciatic pain is the worst and this isn'...
by mdpfirrman
April 22nd, 2019, 4:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery
Replies: 23
Views: 632

Re: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery

Mike, good that you are able to get back to some exercise, my story for what it's worth, very bad sciatica 2016/17 and only 200k meters 2018 700k and this season hope to complete 1.5 mill mtrs, I'm luck enough to,own my own rower, so I know it is always there the next day, so what I am saying is th...
by mdpfirrman
April 22nd, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery
Replies: 23
Views: 632

Re: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery

Thanks Mitchell and Paul. It's middle of the back. I hurt it doing the CTC in January (a SPM of 19, 20' row). Was trying to go sub 20 and didn't watch form. Didn't hurt that day but the next day was obvious that I hurt something. Had a move in March, so I figured I'd just keep relatively fit doing t...
by mdpfirrman
April 22nd, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery
Replies: 23
Views: 632

Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery

I injured my back. Never went to the doctors because I'm not having back surgery and you can always find a doc ready to do one... I'm assuming it was a ruptured/herniated disc based off the feel and pain trying to row. Didn't row for three months because any attempt caused greater pain. Long story s...
by mdpfirrman
April 15th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22455
Views: 2338920

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Back to a 30 minute (really slow) row today. Did 30 minutes 3 times last week, so I was pretty pumped up about that. The rest of last week was on the AirDyne Pro (Assault Bike). Still, all the hard work is being done on the AD Pro because the mid back still is not 100% but it's getting there. No res...
by mdpfirrman
April 9th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22455
Views: 2338920

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

My second (albeit) slow 30 minute row this week so far. So far, so good on the midback. It seems to be holding up OK on the recovery trail thing. I'm certainly not pushing it at all, so that's helping too. I'm going to let the pace/strength slowly come back to me rather than trying to dictate paces....
by mdpfirrman
April 4th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22455
Views: 2338920

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Did an AT workout today on the AirDyne Pro (Assault Bike). Still don't trust the midback to do harder rowing so my intervals for the next few weeks at least are being done on the AD Pro. Held 234/240 Watts for 30 minutes. I see why Zwift (through Painsled) has an algorithm that makes the rowers go f...