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by NavigationHazard
April 9th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 307
Views: 44286

Re: [In]decent Intervals

Yesterday I managed 16 x 500m reps on 30" on the BikeErg at 1:34.4 pace. Today was a rather gonzo 50 x 500m reps on 30" on the BikeErg at 1:39.2 pace overall. I negative splitted the last 16, which came out at an average 1:38.0 pace -- slightly under my unofficial age group 4k record pace. https://i...
by NavigationHazard
April 6th, 2020, 4:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 307
Views: 44286

Re: [In]decent Intervals

Still locked down, with no sign of when things might start to relax a bit. At least this week is forecast to be significantly warmer, and I ought to be able to get back on the rowing erg on the balcony by Wednesday or so. Yesterday was 30 x 500m on 30" on the BikeErg, negative-splitting them down fr...
by NavigationHazard
April 3rd, 2020, 4:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 307
Views: 44286

Re: [In]decent Intervals

Like the rest of the world, I've been hanging in there and trying to adjust to lockdown/isolation measures. Where I am in Wroclaw is pretty much buttoned up for the forseeable future, among other things meaning that gyms are shuttered along with most everything else. The authorities also have booted...
by NavigationHazard
March 24th, 2020, 6:08 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Viral Risks with Exercise
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Re: Viral Risks with Exercise

The short answer is that there is no consensus regarding the possible negative effects of exercise on the immune system. It's generally complicated, not least because it's really really difficult to control for things like nutrition and post-workout activity and sleep. Moreover, no one knows enough ...
by NavigationHazard
March 23rd, 2020, 4:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 307
Views: 44286

Re: [In]decent Intervals

Like everyone else on the planet ought to be, I've been preoccupied recently with coronavirus issues. Not only are there practical issues (e.g. restrictions, closings, etc.) to deal with, in my case there's a real problem with risk. Diabetics and others with compromised immune and/or circulatory sys...
by NavigationHazard
March 14th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 307
Views: 44286

Re: [In]decent Intervals

Haven't posted in a while -- been caught up for the last week and a half or so in scrambling to deal with coronavirus. Poland has instituted a number of prophylactic measures, including shutting the schools and universities; postponing or canceling concerts; and aggressively isolating businesses, et...
by NavigationHazard
February 27th, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: ErgData Raw score vs weight adjusted
Replies: 7
Views: 753

Re: ErgData Raw score vs weight adjusted

Keep in mind that the weight-adjusted score is comparing you not to one individual erger or rower, but rather to an average score from a hypothetical viii (8-rower racing shell) rowed by eight oarsmen/women with the same weight as you. As noted in replies above, this adjustment accounts for weight-d...
by NavigationHazard
February 26th, 2020, 1:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 307
Views: 44286

Re: [In]decent Intervals

Been doing BikeErg versions of so-called Billat intervals: microintervals at roughly vVO2max pace, with active recoveries. They come out of research Ms. Billat did with runners around 2 decades ago, the basic idea being to use the recoveries to mitigate HR rise and allow you to work much longer at t...
by NavigationHazard
February 23rd, 2020, 1:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 307
Views: 44286

Re: [In]decent Intervals

I did manage to replace the shock cord on my rowing erg since my last post here. I took the opportunity to clean up and/or oil the drive mechanism, pulleys, axles, etc. And to thoroughly clean the flywheel housing. I put in a CTC workout as a rating ladder: 12 x 1' on 1', starting at 20 spm and incr...
by NavigationHazard
February 22nd, 2020, 12:37 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Explanation of drag factor
Replies: 34
Views: 3685

Re: Explanation of drag factor

No, because they're 10-year-old (or more) screenshots and ErgMonitor wasn't set to display RPMs graphically when I made them. Here's another image from the same pair of screenshots:

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by NavigationHazard
February 22nd, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Explanation of drag factor
Replies: 34
Views: 3685

Re: Explanation of drag factor

Which is expressed by convention by the monitor as watts, not joules per second. ErgMonitor calls them instantaneous watts to differentiate the calculated value at any given point from what you'd see on the monitor as a number averaged over the duration of the stroke cycle.
by NavigationHazard
February 22nd, 2020, 5:40 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Explanation of drag factor
Replies: 34
Views: 3685

Re: Explanation of drag factor

“Paul Smith's old ErgMonitor program...” Is this program available anywhere, and does it require surgery to interface with the PM? Or does it even interface with the PM? .... Paul and his development partner stopped upgrading ErgMonitor at least a decade ago and probably more like 15 years ago. The...
by NavigationHazard
February 20th, 2020, 5:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New to erg, what is your average/peak force?
Replies: 48
Views: 2222

Re: New to erg, what is your average/peak force?

One of the ideas of high SPI at low SPM is that such a rower will have developed the strength to keep the same SPI at a much higher SPM. The fact of the matter is that is seldom true. For example, when I see that a season best time is done at say 10 SPI and 20 SPM [200W] that pretty much confirms m...
by NavigationHazard
February 20th, 2020, 4:05 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Slack in chain at beginning of drive
Replies: 13
Views: 896

Re: Slack in chain at beginning of drive

Consider posting a screen shot of the force curve for a typical drive, one in which you're feeling what you describe as slack. It should reveal whether the clutch is/isn't engaging at the start of your drive....
by NavigationHazard
February 18th, 2020, 8:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: [In]decent Intervals
Replies: 307
Views: 44286

Re: [In]decent Intervals

Same old same old going on. I did manage to snap the shock cord on my rowing erg a few days ago, in the middle of a multi-rep interval workout. If you've never had this happen during a drive, it's more than a little disconcerting.... Perforce I've been restricted to the BikeErg and to rowing in a gy...