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by hbaker
August 16th, 2018, 9:32 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Crazy new 2k erg strategy - what do you think? Share yours.
Replies: 54
Views: 40052

Re: Crazy new 2k erg strategy - what do you think? Share yours.

Hbaker writes: Sorry, but positive splits win the day. You have an example of this “winning” 2K execution in a major indoor rowing comp or the line is merely an attention getter? The French Protocol race strategy features positive splitting but not on the order of +5”/split. I'm not certain what yo...
by hbaker
August 15th, 2018, 6:45 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Crazy new 2k erg strategy - what do you think? Share yours.
Replies: 54
Views: 40052

Re: Crazy new 2k erg strategy - what do you think? Share yours.

Sorry, but positive splits win the day. Here's what's wrong with the simplistic "flat pacing is best" rationale: Everyone focuses on the losses *in the boat*/*on the erg*, but totally forget the losses *inside the body*, which are as great or greater than those external losses. (Ask any electrical e...
by hbaker
August 15th, 2018, 6:12 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: The power of positive splitting
Replies: 2
Views: 2012

Re: The power of positive splitting

My best results have a dispersion even greater than this. Blast off in the first 500m at PR 500m pace + ~5 secs. 2nd 500m ~5 secs slower than first 500m. 2nd 1000m ~10 secs slower than first 1000m. Final 250m: hold on for dear life! jackarabit » November 18th, 2015, 8:00 pm How about this one? Clock...
by hbaker
August 15th, 2018, 5:36 pm
Forum: Feature/Function Requests
Topic: PM5 USB Stick file format ??
Replies: 1
Views: 664

PM5 USB Stick file format ??

See my post w/this subject line in the SDK Questions forum.
by hbaker
August 15th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Optimum split pacing ?
Replies: 20
Views: 2826

Optimum split pacing ?

I've been working on mathematical models for optimum split pacing for the past 12 years or so, but I'd be interested in any published and/or internet-available resources which talk about such things.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Henry Baker, PhD (MIT'78)
Santa Barbara, CA
by hbaker
December 23rd, 2012, 12:43 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Web page for constructing RowPro .row files
Replies: 1
Views: 1520

Web page for constructing RowPro .row files

I was thinking of developing a javascript web page that would generate .row files to row against using RowPro. Would anyone here find this useful? I've been using such a non-javascript program myself for almost as long as I've had RowPro, and find it essential for producing workout rows. For example...
by hbaker
October 6th, 2006, 11:06 am
Forum: DevSquad Archive
Topic: September 5km time trial
Replies: 14
Views: 14069

September 5km time trial

This is a little late, due to a 48hr flu last weekend. 10/5/06 164.0# 18:51.6. Max HR approx 162 -- well down from usual 172 or so. Clearly, the effects of the flu are apparent. Fabulous result for Dennis -- his 183HR redline is amazing! My training will be screwed up for Oct, as I'm moving from one...
by hbaker
September 2nd, 2006, 1:26 pm
Forum: DevSquad Archive
Topic: August 5km Trial
Replies: 10
Views: 12230

August 5km Trial

I'm in total awe of Dennis's 17:53.6 @ 7600' !! At weight, to boot. A little tardy for August, but 5k 18:32.0 @ 169# today I'm still doing long runs for a Nov 5 NYC marathon attempt, so I haven't been erging much. I'm going to try a little high altitude training myself on Monday in the Mt Baldy run2...
by hbaker
June 21st, 2006, 3:11 pm
Forum: DevSquad Archive
Topic: Workouts/coaches' q & a
Replies: 30
Views: 41033

1. Workouts. Training for (running) marathon: run every other day; bike or row in between days. Trying to burn 1000-2000 calories per day (per Polar HRM); 8-12mi running, 25-40mi cycling, or 21km rowing. Hills (real hills: 12%) 1-2x per week. Currently no weights. 2. Goals. <3:50 running marathon, >...
by hbaker
May 26th, 2006, 1:42 pm
Forum: DevSquad Archive
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 27
Views: 29609

Re: Introductions

Hi, I'm Henry Baker, of Encino (part of Los Angeles), California. I'm 58 (almost 59), and have been rowing since 1965, although with a hiatus from about 1976 to about 1996 which added 30 lbs. I'm (supposed to be) a lightweight, but one who's always had trouble making weight! I've been doing a lot of...