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by NavigationHazard
September 16th, 2019, 9:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 258
Views: 27953

Re: [In]decent Intervals

Fricking bulletin board 'ate' my last post and I can't be bothered to reconstruct it in full.... 9/11 50 x 250m r20 on 55" rest. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img921/6123/c755dZ.jpg 9/12 30' UT2 work on the BikeErg at 1:52.5 pace, cadence 64, HR average theoretically 137 bpm. Would have been more ...
by NavigationHazard
September 10th, 2019, 7:22 am
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 258
Views: 27953

Re: [In]decent Intervals

9/3 I was back in Wroclaw after an extended weekend in Warsaw, much of it spent sicker than a dog. I am pretty confident that my respiratory problems were triggered by ragweed pollen levels that are at the 'seek medical attention' end of the EU air quality scale. Add to that Canadian goldenrod -- an...
by NavigationHazard
August 28th, 2019, 12:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 258
Views: 27953

Re: [In]decent Intervals

8/28 Should have done 3 x 15' UT1 on 4' on the BikeErg. It was 33C -- officially -- and maybe 50% humidity when I tried riding. Even with a stand fan on the balcony, blowing on my shirtless torso, it was ridiculously warm. There was no way I was going to complete 3 reps at my target 1:48 pace and HR...
by NavigationHazard
August 27th, 2019, 6:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 258
Views: 27953

Re: [In]decent Intervals

POLSKI: PROGNOZUJE SIĘ WYSTĄPIENIE BURZ Z OPADAMI DESZCZU MIEJSCAMI OD 20 MM DO 30 MM, LOKALNIE DO 40 MM ORAZ PORYWAMI WIATRU DO 70 KM/H. MIEJSCAMI MOŻLIWY GRAD. SPODZIEWAJ SIĘ UTRUDNIEŃ ZWIĄZANYCH Z WYSTĘPOWANIEM BURZ. NALEŻY ZACHOWAĆ SZCZEGÓLNĄ OSTROŻNOŚĆ PRZEBYWAJĄC NA OTWARTYM TERENIE, W LASACH ...
by NavigationHazard
August 27th, 2019, 3:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: TSS - How is it calculated in Rowing
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: TSS - How is it calculated in Rowing

TSS is a proprietary formula (trademarked) developed by TrainingPeaks. From their website, the basic formula is TSS = (sec x NP® x IF®)/(FTP x 3600) x 100, where “sec” is duration of the workout in seconds, “NP” is Normalized Power®, “IF” is Intensity Factor® (a percentage of your FTP; in other word...
by NavigationHazard
August 26th, 2019, 12:06 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: How to capture force curve?
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: How to capture force curve?

ErgMonitor will do it, or Chris Brett''s old spreadsheet interface. There's no ErgData setting. A reasonably effective method is to video the PM screen while you're rowing, rather than have someone take individual snaps. Edit: Chris had written an Active X interface that may not recognize a PM5 even...
by NavigationHazard
August 25th, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 258
Views: 27953

Re: [In]decent Intervals

8/23 was 45' UT2 on the BikeErg. Targets 1:54 average, 136 bpm. 24002m, 1:52.4 pace, cadence 65 rpm, HR average 135 bpm. 8/24 was a struggle with allergies. 2 x 6' AT on 4', targets 1:43-48 pace HR range 146-152 bpm. #1 3486m 1:43.2 pace HR reported by the PM at 156 bpm; #2 3505m 1:42.7 pace HR repo...
by NavigationHazard
August 23rd, 2019, 5:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 258
Views: 27953

Re: [In]decent Intervals

8/21 I had scheduled 85' UT2 work on the BikeErg. However my HR was rather higher during the workout than it should have been, given previous results in the recent past. I'd set the monitor for 5 min splits and set off at 1:52.8 pace. Rather annoyingly, HR for the first was 136 bpm -- my HR cap for ...
by NavigationHazard
August 20th, 2019, 1:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 258
Views: 27953

Re: [In]decent Intervals

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img924/4475/JCeMHB.jpg Altered the handlebar position on my BikeErg a bit today, swapped in an inclined seat, and also swapped in basket pedals. I don't know that it made a particle of difference as far as power output, but it improved my comfort. There's a wonderful...
by NavigationHazard
August 20th, 2019, 3:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 258
Views: 27953

Re: [In]decent Intervals

8/19 90' UT2 work on the BikeErg, target 1:54 pace with a HR cap of 136 bpm. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/7981/nzV9zW.jpg Slog. The last hour was 31832m, 1:53.1 pace. The 138 bpm reading at the 45:00 mark was an anomaly due mainly to my shifting position and drinking from a waterbottle. Th...
by NavigationHazard
August 19th, 2019, 5:40 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Time comparisons between the static and dynamic erg
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Re: Time comparisons between the static and dynamic erg

The late Cas Rekers (died 2010), who developed the RowPerfect dynamic ergometer, evidently tested power outputs on his late 1980s prototype(s) with/without fixed flywheels. He apparently concluded that the 'floating' flywheel on a dynamic erg allowed the generation of some 10-20% more power. Presuma...
by NavigationHazard
August 18th, 2019, 3:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 258
Views: 27953

Re: [In]decent Intervals

It's about 33C outside today and it feels a ton more humid than the official 34%. I had 3 x 19' UT1 scheduled today on the BikeErg, target 1:48 pace and a HR cap of 146 bpm. I managed 2 reps, barely, at 1:47.6 pace, ending the second on a legit 145 bpm. So feeling old, tired and useless -- e.g. like...
by NavigationHazard
August 18th, 2019, 3:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Does anyone train THAT hard?
Replies: 18
Views: 855

Re: Does anyone train THAT hard?

An important point that's usually left out of discussions of training/overtraining (and for that matter is generally ignored in training plans): age-related decline. Once you've passed your prime physiological years, you're going to tend to get slower over time no matter what you do. There's a reaso...
by NavigationHazard
August 18th, 2019, 3:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 258
Views: 27953

Re: [In]decent Intervals

85' UT2 on the BikeErg, target 1:54 pace with a strict HR cap of 136 bpm.

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I went through 40k in 1:15:38, which would have been a PB for the ranking distance as a stand-alone piece. Not horrible for UT2....
by NavigationHazard
August 17th, 2019, 3:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 258
Views: 27953

Re: [In]decent Intervals

8/14 3 x 12' UT1 on 4' (BikeErg), target target 1:48 pace HR cap 146 bpm. https://imagizer.imageshack.com/img923/1664/gv7xJz.jpg 1:44.8 average pace overall. To put this in a bit of perspective, there have only been 8 ranked age-group sub-7 4ks in the history of the BikeErg rankings, one of them min...