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by marathonoflife
January 1st, 2008, 9:52 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: Team Canada - Count me in
Replies: 24
Views: 9137

Team Canada this adaptive rower wants on board,
stroke seat pls :P

-minna
by marathonoflife
November 19th, 2007, 11:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: anyone using an adapted rowing machine? (an intro of sorts)
Replies: 29
Views: 16413

update-much has happened

Much has happened since the last time I wrote here. @ CIRC last winter I met Thomas, from our local rowing club. Thomas was just as interested in an adaptive rowing program as I, and we banded together, wrote a grant proposal, ( in 3weeks! to meet the deadline ). After getting the grant, we bought t...
by marathonoflife
February 22nd, 2007, 12:14 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: pm3 monitor stopped working (depite rest) only after 15000m!
Replies: 5
Views: 3211

pm3 monitor stopped working (depite rest) only after 15000m!

I bought my ModelD @ the C.I.R.C. and it work4ed firn for 3 days. Thursday last week ago, the monitor would not turn on. I tried all methods including resetting at the back. Then it worked (but ofcourse erased my memory and I AM a date 'nut". So I started using the log card.ALL was fine until yester...
by marathonoflife
February 19th, 2007, 9:09 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: New Challenge!!
Replies: 22
Views: 9134

well, i cant stand on the erg.... i cant row with one foot, and vomitting mcdonalds milk shakes, well its against my organic vegan lifestyle... the math challenge i flunked in gr 9, what does that leave me with? on an erg, without a leg to stand on, counting my lucky stars that i'm merely physically...
by marathonoflife
February 19th, 2007, 8:55 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Anyone going to C.I.R.C.?
Replies: 4
Views: 2902

Hey Big Fishy, How did it go for you? for me: In the end, I came home with a gold medal. unfortunately due to several cascading unforeseen circumstances, I was TOTALLY off my pace, off my stroke rate, off my split times AND did 1.1 seconds slower the my Nov. Rowing Canada erg. monitoring test (and 1...
by marathonoflife
January 29th, 2007, 9:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: how often do you train???
Replies: 10
Views: 3561

every day, except sundays,
but once i get my own erg. (in6 days!)

and don't have to travel 2 hrs to get to the YMCA,

every morning shall i sit upon that erg.
and put her through some meters.

-minna
by marathonoflife
January 29th, 2007, 8:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: am I on the right 'track' in training?(specifics shared)
Replies: 4
Views: 2145

Hi John, Yes, I spoke via email with the national adaptive team coordinator Allison ( who told me about the 120 drag factor ). When I asked why, she indicated anything higher then that is risking injury. I have discovered as you guessed, that around 33-38 is a stroke rate where in I get most power. ...
by marathonoflife
January 25th, 2007, 7:50 am
Forum: Training
Topic: am I on the right 'track' in training?(specifics shared)
Replies: 4
Views: 2145

thank you PaulS for helping and reading through my lengty post. I did get told by Rowing Canada that a drag factor of 120 was the highest women were allowed to use for the tests (i asked why, because i previously used higher) she said due to risk of injury. I still have about two days to play around...
by marathonoflife
January 24th, 2007, 12:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: am I on the right 'track' in training?(specifics shared)
Replies: 4
Views: 2145

am I on the right 'track' in training?(specifics shared)

I LOVE the new pm3 monitor on the concept2D model. I have only rowed on it in for a few times but it is SO smooth, and the feedback is amazing. I am an adative rower (Trunk and arms only) and am training currently for the C.I.R.C. on Feb. 4th. My last Rowing Canada 1 km test was a time of 4:51.7 I a...
by marathonoflife
January 10th, 2007, 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Holiday challenge, left me with a wound....
Replies: 13
Views: 4780

thanks for the replies offering several choices. will go check the bike shop for that Chamois Butt'R haven't ever thought of putting stuff on my butt, only considered seat cushion options.... this virtual challenge isn't helping my sore (still there) but i am determined to continue training for the ...
by marathonoflife
January 3rd, 2007, 9:19 am
Forum: General
Topic: Holiday challenge, left me with a wound....
Replies: 13
Views: 4780

Hi, thanks for all the great suggestions. As soon as someone mentioned Therma rest, i went on over th eMEC.CA (Mountain Equiptment Co-op: in order to purchase from them you need to becoema lifetime member of the Co-op which costs only $5CAN so not a great expence even if you never buy anything else)...
by marathonoflife
January 1st, 2007, 9:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Holiday challenge, left me with a wound....
Replies: 13
Views: 4780

Holiday challenge, left me with a wound....

in my butt. No don't laugh.... :oops: seriously, I didn't notice it while rowing, but as the month went along it became obvious that the 'swing' of my hips over those sitting bones started to crack my butt, which eventually turned into a nasty :shock: "bedsore" ( ergsore? ) Sitting around in a wheel...
by marathonoflife
January 1st, 2007, 9:10 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: Music to row by--please share!
Replies: 45
Views: 41597

almost all the songs by BOND (a group of 3 women, or was it 5? sorry cant remember now) are in my mp3 player and I'm plugged into it 6 days a week on the erg. at the YMCA, but Feb. 4th I will have my own Concept2 model D at home and then I can crank up the tunes throughout the house!!!! NO more head...
by marathonoflife
January 1st, 2007, 9:05 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Anyone going to C.I.R.C.?
Replies: 4
Views: 2902

Anyone going to C.I.R.C.?

Feb. 4th 2007, Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships in Toronto Ontario, anyone going? I sent in my registration cheque last week and will be attending the whole day (my category races @ 11AM) because I will be purchasing one of the erg.'s after the races, Soon I can row all day without leaving the h...
by marathonoflife
December 24th, 2006, 11:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Drag setting vs. performance and pain
Replies: 19
Views: 7115

at Rowing Canada I was told to keep the drag factor at 120 or less, putting the damper on around 3 3/4 to 4 range on the machines i use. this is presented as important to avert in juries. for me, what am working on ( to increase speed ) is lowering the strokes per min. as low as I can while pulling ...