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by jjpisano
August 17th, 2013, 11:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Life is a warmup
Replies: 0
Views: 1187

Life is a warmup

Almost every morning I wake up early to get on the rowing machine; however, I can't go directly from bed to the rowing machine so I have a routine that gets me onto the rowing machine. The routine is quite time consuming but it works. Usually from waking up to getting on the rowing machine takes abo...
by jjpisano
August 19th, 2008, 1:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32791
Views: 5227004

2k warmup then 4 minutes @ 246w & 24 s/m, which translates to a 1:52/500m pace. 1067m in 4 minutes.

I'm on my way to 6k @ 246w & 24 s/m so that I can peak in February for a 2k @ 328w, which translates to 2k @ 6:48.
by jjpisano
May 7th, 2008, 8:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Burnout??
Replies: 18
Views: 4937

I rowed on the Concept 2 for more than 6 straight years and got in great shape. I started out at 214 lbs and competed lightweight for 5 years from the age of 37 to 41. I was pretty intense for years. This past year I just couldn't get down to weight. In addition, added responsibilities at work helpe...
by jjpisano
September 28th, 2007, 10:08 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints
Replies: 21
Views: 9721

So getting back to the narrative: I changed my stroke while also easing off on the stroke power index (watts/stroke rate). I just did a bunch of swing rows working on disciplining the length - just rewiring the neural program that hundreds of thousands of strokes will encourage. Slowly but surely I ...
by jjpisano
August 9th, 2007, 2:01 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints
Replies: 21
Views: 9721

A little less than 26 weeks until Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints and this year my goal is more modest. Sub 7. Lots of stuff have happened since my last post. I had a transition after last year's Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints. I took a week off and then immediately changed my stroke. I had been talking about ...
by jjpisano
June 4th, 2007, 11:33 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Blood Lactate and Heat Stress during Training
Replies: 1
Views: 1397

Not only ventilated but cooled. There was a recent article in Wired magazine about cooling the body through the palms and soles. It helped endurance considerably. If the ideas in that article can be commercially exploited, I bet there would be lots of customers. The article can be seen at: http://ww...
by jjpisano
February 6th, 2007, 7:32 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints
Replies: 21
Views: 9721

Tom:

I agree. I rowed twice last year at Pittsburgh as well. My personal best was at Boston 3 weeks later, when I only rowed once.

It was a pretty good day overall. It was fun being among a crowd of rowing enthusiasts.
by jjpisano
February 4th, 2007, 8:56 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Pittsburgh Indoor Sprints
Replies: 21
Views: 9721

It didn't go as expected. Somewhere around a 6:58. Before going into details I want to compliment Concept2 and the Three Rivers Rowing Association for a really wonderful event. I really like how the monitors were set. You could keep your eye on your nearest competitor during the race. Racers could t...
by jjpisano
January 26th, 2007, 7:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32791
Views: 5227004

Jim, Man that is a tough set of intervals. Did you hit the paces you wanted? Did it give you confidence for your goal? Enjoy your taper! Today: 20' easy rowing then 5 X 100M just practicing getting up to pace and settling in. I use to do these on easy run days. Runners call them "Striders" Rich Ric...
by jjpisano
January 25th, 2007, 11:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32791
Views: 5227004

By the way, my workout this AM was: I did 2.5 k warmup then 4 x 500m with 0:20 rest #1 500m - 1:42.0; 329.4w (fly wheel not moving at start) #2 500m - 1:42.1; 329.2w #3 500m - 1:42.3; 327.1w #4 500m - 1:42.2; 327.5w Friday I have a 60% intensity distance row scheduled. Saturday, I have 3 X 2:16 @ 32...
by jjpisano
January 25th, 2007, 10:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32791
Views: 5227004

4 X 500M 2:00 rest 1:47.3 283 Watts Goal was to try to pull consistenly at 283 Watts. I have a tendency to yo-yo about 10 Watts either way of the goal pace. Three days to race day! Rich Rich: Good idea to practice consistency. Good luck on Saturday. I'm looking forward to hearing about your efforts.
by jjpisano
January 18th, 2007, 3:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32791
Views: 5227004

John:

I have a PM2.

My 2:16 sprint intervals had rests of 2:16, then the next week 1:52, then the next week 1:29, then 1:06 then I'll be doing :43 tommorow and :20 next week.
by jjpisano
January 18th, 2007, 8:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32791
Views: 5227004

Jim, In years past have you found that yout 4X500 :20 rest is spot on with your actual 2K. Seems like you could net out a couple of seconds just from the taper and adrenalin rush of competition? Good Work Jim. As for me still feeling ragged from yesterday's intervals: 10K 2:05 179 Avg Watts HR 148 ...
by jjpisano
January 17th, 2007, 3:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32791
Views: 5227004

Roger:

I'm using a Model B Concept 2. My drag factor is at 104 to 106. Occasionally I use a Model C Concept 2 and I put my drag factor at 130 - which has a damper setting of around a 6 or 7 on the machine I use. I'll race at whatever damper gets me to a drag factor of 130.
by jjpisano
January 17th, 2007, 1:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 32791
Views: 5227004

Today I did a 2.5k warmup then I did 5 X 500m @ race pace with :40 rest between intervals. I'm 2 days behind schedule because I was unsuccessful early on in my sprint workouts so I had to experiment with paces to get a pace at which I could actually successfully complete my workouts. My general plan...