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by mdpfirrman
April 15th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22151
Views: 2278165

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: 22151
Views: 2278165

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: 22151
Views: 2278165

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...
by mdpfirrman
April 3rd, 2019, 4:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22151
Views: 2278165

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Another super easy (and protective) 5K @ 2:20.0/19 SPM today followed by 35 minutes on the Assault Bike (also very easy, around 120 Watts). Still cautious with the back. No set backs so far, so that's good. Would like to be back to 30 minute slow rows by next week. @ Rod - I have faith in you Rod, i...
by mdpfirrman
April 2nd, 2019, 4:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22151
Views: 2278165

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

5K today @ 2:23. Pace was super modest but it's the first 5K I've completed in nearly 3 months since I hurt my back on January's CTC. Took 24 minutes roughly :roll: Working my way back from injury very cautiously. Did another 35 on the AirDyne Pro (assault style bike) @ 120 Watts (again really slow)...
by mdpfirrman
March 28th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22151
Views: 2278165

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

10 minutes on the rower today, very slow work again (around 2:18). Just still testing out the back and working it a bit on SS days. Did 35 on the Assault Bike afterward (around 135 Watts or so). Like to do a full hour but I'm still moving in to the new home and boxes everywhere, so had to do some er...
by mdpfirrman
March 28th, 2019, 11:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1928
Views: 125823

Re: Pete Plan Thread

[I did the 5K PP earlier this year (never made it through all the way because of injury, twice!), How is the back, Mike? Hopefully, you'll be back on the iron maiden before too long It's not bothering me daily Ray. Got the Cross Country move from OH to AZ done. Now that I'm not lifting boxes and he...
by mdpfirrman
March 27th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1928
Views: 125823

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Hello, Quick question about the Pete Plan 5K training. Is there a rule of thumb for estimating 5K time trial pace according to average pace over the 12X500m/1:00 rest workout? thanks Dave If that 12x500 was a max effort it will be a good bit below 5k pace. Maybe 4 seconds orso. 8x500 on 1 rest, max...
by mdpfirrman
March 26th, 2019, 5:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22151
Views: 2278165

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Did 5 minutes on the C2 today for the first time in over a month. The mid back injury was a lot worse than I originally thought. Been doing the AD Pro (Assault Bike) for over a month because every time I've tried to row it aggravated the back. Finally got moved into my new house in AZ up near the mo...
by mdpfirrman
February 26th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Brand new to rowing - 7 min 2k possible? Effect of damper?
Replies: 17
Views: 1085

Re: Brand new to rowing - 7 min 2k possible? Effect of damper?

I'm 5' 10" and 54 years old. I was an athlete (somewhat) in high school and some in college. Long story but blew out an ACL in college and that ended my sports. Worked hard physically for years but smoked for 10. Then got a desk job and got really fat. Then blew out the knee the rest of the way (coa...
by mdpfirrman
February 25th, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: World Rowing Indoor Championships
Replies: 26
Views: 2169

Re: World Rowing Indoor Championships

Steve Krum absolutely smoked em in 65-9 hwt. Cooper true to form, no style points but not loosing much speed either. Bloody locomotive! Peter D. In at sixth with standard issue journeyman time. Chris was aiming around 6:48 so he made it - Krum 6:35 but has to wait until his birthday for a chance at...
by mdpfirrman
February 25th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: WRIC - Great Experience
Replies: 9
Views: 463

Re: WRIC - Great Experience

Congrats Keith, that's a really great time and glad you got to compete!
by mdpfirrman
February 21st, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Bone Density and Rowing?
Replies: 7
Views: 884

Re: Bone Density and Rowing?

No one still seems to know about Vitamin K2. If you're talking bone density, 99% of the public has no idea about one of the best discoveries in the last decade. Vitamin K2 has been found to communicate to the body where to put calcium -- in the bones, not in the arteries. In the Western Diet, we've ...
by mdpfirrman
February 18th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1928
Views: 125823

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Roel, congrats! Nice progress. If you're going to do the full PP, I'd try to do five days a week if you can. If not, then do the two hard interval workouts and one longer, slower piece. It wouldn't be the true PP, because the full PP is made to add "stress", lots of it, to ready you for a race. That...
by mdpfirrman
February 13th, 2019, 5:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22151
Views: 2278165

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

I've been training a ton, but all on the Air Dyne Pro. Last month's low rate CTC workout blew out (or I should say likely my form on that CTC row) my back. I've been having pain in the lower middle of my back. It's mostly gone but I tried to row last week and it spiked again so all the work I've bee...