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by mdpfirrman
September 21st, 2018, 3:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 20771
Views: 1864058

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Hobbit - sorry to hear. I tore mine off on my right knee years ago, a lot different. My son and daughter have both torn theirs, more like yours. Son's was just a very slight tear. Surgery and two weeks later, he was as good as new. Daughters was when she didn't have an ACL (like my injury) and was d...
by mdpfirrman
September 21st, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1493
Views: 70256

Re: Pete Plan Thread

@ Andrew - Congrats! That's impressive! Especially more knowing you're over 50! That's an insanely good time. @ Bob - I honestly think you could be closer to Andrew's times with more meters. You're so strong already but you're like me (just a much stronger, larger version :lol: ), aerobic is your we...
by mdpfirrman
September 20th, 2018, 2:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 20771
Views: 1864058

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Today was 6K rowing and 22 minutes (I know an odd number but I just workout for around as much time during lunch as I have) on the Air Dyne Pro. Pace on the rower fairly easy at 2:11.4 or so. Just getting back from my back injury. Not wanting to push too hard. Did 5K @ 2:08 or so the other day and w...
by mdpfirrman
September 19th, 2018, 4:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1493
Views: 70256

Re: Pete Plan Thread

That's more like it Bob!! You really had to work for that last rep! Nice going! For what it's worth, I've never been able to sustain PB pace -3 seconds on that. I've always been more like PB 2K - 2 seconds, so that's really a great pace considering your recent 2Ks.
by mdpfirrman
September 19th, 2018, 9:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Train hard and less or easier and more?
Replies: 34
Views: 636

Re: Train hard and less or easier and more?

Listening to your goals, honestly, I wouldn't do either plan. I'd stick to a 80/20 plan, 20% hard and 80% easier (UT 2 type work, around 60% to 65% of HRR or a level 6 on a scale of 1-10). Both plans you mentioned, Wolverine and PP, are meant to add "stress" before a 2K race. Though Wolverine is sup...
by mdpfirrman
September 18th, 2018, 1:47 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Weird Polar H7/H10 HR data
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Weird Polar H7/H10 HR data

I'd be curious to find out what you end up thinking. I had an H7 and thought it was inaccurate on the PM5 and haven't had one since (that's been around a year and a half ago). Now, I've been considering another one. I have heard the Wahoo ANT+ (Tickr X I think is their latest one) works a bit more a...
by mdpfirrman
September 18th, 2018, 9:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1493
Views: 70256

Re: Pete Plan Thread

@ Bob - really nice 2K again! Congrats on that! Not surprising that it went up a bit as you've been doing a LOT of really hard workouts back to back. @ Andy - that 1K x 4 is very hard. The shorter distances, for you, are your weaknesses. Your longer intervals relative to your short ones are really s...
by mdpfirrman
September 14th, 2018, 8:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Preventing Rotator Cuff Issues from Rowing
Replies: 24
Views: 432

Re: Preventing Rotator Cuff Issues from Rowing

I'm guessing a bit but maybe you're yanking the chain a bit rather than pushing with your legs to start with? Is it your dominant arm that is hurting? There shouldn't be too much strain on the biceps, but doing strength exercises should help. This is what I would guess too. Also, as others have poi...
by mdpfirrman
September 13th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 1 HR translating to 5K
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: 1 HR translating to 5K

Rough pacing ideas. Give or take a few 5k pace as base 2k 6 seconds below that 10k 5 k plus 3/4 seconds Hour 10k plus 2/3 That's exactly right for me. My 5k is 1:44.9, so say 1:45; 2k is 1:39; 10k is 1.49 (but I know it could be slightly faster i.e. 1:48) and my hour pace is 1:50 Yeah, that post ma...
by mdpfirrman
September 13th, 2018, 7:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 4880
Views: 577560

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

I'm always late on the congrats, but Lance, that's a huge improvement. Awesome stuff. Congrats!

@ Paul - A couple of years ago, I missed my PB by .3 or so. I'd rather be on the .3 or .4 side of breaking a PB than the other way around. Nice work! A personal best is still just that. Congrats!
by mdpfirrman
September 12th, 2018, 2:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 20771
Views: 1864058

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

@ Jim - great to hear you're at least back on the rower. First time in your life you've likely ever went easy at something! :lol: :wink: 55 minutes on the Air Dyne bike again today. It's boring but work. Back just feels slightly tight but not really painful now. I'm just being extra cautious now and...
by mdpfirrman
September 12th, 2018, 8:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1493
Views: 70256

Re: Pete Plan Thread

@ Bob - Congrats!! That's impressive! Also, to do a CTC and a 2K within days (or was it back to back days?) of each other is tough! With more of a proper taper, though that's tough to gauge with you because you don't do a ton of SS work, perhaps lower. Your strength has always been there but I think...
by mdpfirrman
September 11th, 2018, 11:57 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Has anyone had their testosterone measured?
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: Has anyone had their testosterone measured?

My brother had low T, and took medication for it for awhile. As mdpfirrman said, he also modified his lifestyle and eventually got off the meds. He was in his 50s when all that was going on, now we're in our mid 60s, still no problem. Lindsay, do you have a link for that grip strength/longevity stu...
by mdpfirrman
September 10th, 2018, 3:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 20771
Views: 1864058

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Congrats Rod again!! You da' man! That's impressive!

Another day on the Air Bike for me. I can gradually feel my leg strength returning. 50 minutes today on the AD Pro and 60 minutes yesterday.
by mdpfirrman
September 10th, 2018, 9:12 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Has anyone had their testosterone measured?
Replies: 12
Views: 403

Re: Has anyone had their testosterone measured?

When I was at my largest (around 250), I had the man boobs going on, so I'm sure that I had low T at the time. Heavy lifting, losing weight and cleaning up the diet helped with that tremendously (and I have no more man boobs or much of a gut for that matter). I'm in the camp of avoiding any drugs/te...