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by johnlvs2run
March 17th, 2019, 5:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Swap Concept 2 Model D PM5 for Ski Erg PM5
Replies: 1
Views: 51

Re: Swap Concept 2 Model D PM5 for Ski Erg PM5

Selling the Rowerg and buying a new Skierg will probably be easier, and insure of having the least problems.
by johnlvs2run
March 17th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie seeking advice
Replies: 13
Views: 243

Re: Newbie seeking advice

I disagree that you're doing too much too soon. We don't even know what you're doing. :D lowered my damper setting from 10 to 4 Check to see what the drag factor is. Based on your speed, a drag from 60 to 90 will be better for you. slowed my stroke rate from mid to high 30s down to 20-24. Being 5'4,...
by johnlvs2run
March 16th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg pb thread
Replies: 151
Views: 23157

1k Skierg PB

I was only planning a workout this morning, but happily got this 1k PB. 53.6 200 2:14.3 47 53.9 400 2:14.7 47 53.5 600 2:13.7 44 52.9 800 2:12.2 41 52.2 1km 2:10.5 41 ... 90df 2:13.0 1k 4:26.0 44spm - 8.6 seconds off previous time Interestingly, my stroke rate kept coming down as the pace got gradua...
by johnlvs2run
March 16th, 2019, 11:41 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New Workout on PM5 sometimes fails
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: New Workout on PM5 sometimes fails

roy649 wrote:
March 15th, 2019, 7:38 pm
have limited ability to get the gym management to do the upgrade.
You could always just do it yourself.
by johnlvs2run
March 15th, 2019, 9:46 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New Workout on PM5 sometimes fails
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: New Workout on PM5 sometimes fails

Maybe you're pushing the reset button by mistake. I did that quite a few times on the pm5 before getting used to it. What reset button? Correction, it's the "menu" button, at bottom right, which resets back to the menu. I mistakenly pressed it a few times when setting up workouts, instead of the bu...
by johnlvs2run
March 15th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: do we need a heart rate monitor for sure while rowing?
Replies: 22
Views: 998

Re: do we need a heart rate monitor for sure while rowing?

do we need to see our heart rate while rowing? No. Whether you see your heart rate or not makes no difference. I sometimes wear dense foam earplugs just so I can better hear my breathing and heart directly through bone conduction. That's quite interesting. However, doesn't that cause heat to build ...
by johnlvs2run
March 15th, 2019, 10:48 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: New Workout on PM5 sometimes fails
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: New Workout on PM5 sometimes fails

when I hit the confirm button, instead of getting to a page with the workout ready to go . . . It doesn't store it in the PM5 memory, so I can't even re-row it. I have to go back into the New Workout setup and set it up from scratch. Any idea what's going on there? Maybe you're pushing the reset bu...
by johnlvs2run
March 12th, 2019, 6:18 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg pb thread
Replies: 151
Views: 23157

Re: Skierg pb thread

New 100 and 1 minute PBs this morning. 100m / 21.7 / 1:48.5 / 64spm / 100df / 145hr / pace minus 2.4 seconds 1' / 267 meters / 1:52.3 / 57spm / 100df / 178 hr / pace minus 2.2 seconds My bare feet were sliding around on the smooth concrete floor, thus I wore shoes for grip for the 1' trial. These we...
by johnlvs2run
March 11th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR
Replies: 31
Views: 742

Re: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR

Ron Freed times, in my opinion, were not possible for someone of his height and weight. Doing a data analysis of all rowers in the lightweight category could reveal the limitations either because of weight or height. Rod Freed weighed 165 pounds, the maximum weight for a lightweight. His fastest ev...
by johnlvs2run
March 11th, 2019, 11:59 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR
Replies: 31
Views: 742

Re: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR

We managed to remove Ron Freed from the record books a few years ago. May be these two can prove there case better than Ron. All of Rod Freed's times were quite reasonable though, so there was no case to remove him. The only so called reason was because he maintained his speed over distance, of whi...
by johnlvs2run
March 10th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR
Replies: 31
Views: 742

Re: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR

Hi Bill, The women's 60 minute heavyweight record is also much faster than the 30 minute record. Are you questioning that one too? My 10k for this month is faster than my 30 minute pace for the past year. I don't know who she is, and don't find her profile, but my weight was 143 in 2003, much differ...
by johnlvs2run
March 10th, 2019, 12:20 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR
Replies: 31
Views: 742

Re: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR

How do you know she weighed 126 pounds? Women lightweights are 135 pounds or less, so that's close anyway, and even the lightweight 2k record is only 6 seconds / 500 off the heavyweight time. Luanne Suplick appears to still be quite active on the water, for example at Head of the Charles . That a li...
by johnlvs2run
March 9th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg pb thread
Replies: 151
Views: 23157

Re: Skierg pb thread

I bettered my 500m PB from 6 weeks ago, by 2.2 seconds. 500m pb 2:03.2 48 100 25.0 2:05.0 50 145 200 24.8 2:04.0 46 159 300 24.7 2:03.5 51 174 400 24,6 2:03.0 46 193 500 24,1 2:00.5 50 202 ... 100 df The pace felt relatively easy and good all the way, with all negative splits. I'm very happy to do t...
by johnlvs2run
March 8th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Leg strengthening exercise to get into a scull
Replies: 2
Views: 124

Re: Leg strengthening exercise to get into a scull

Myopic Squirrel wrote:
March 8th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Old age has caught up with these ole bones and presently unable to lower myself with one leg as I put the other into the footstretcher.
Any exercises anyone can suggest?
Simulate the movements in your house, and practice them over and over many times.
by johnlvs2run
March 7th, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg pb thread
Replies: 151
Views: 23157

Re: Skierg pb thread

Paul, I've calculated pace differences between our actual results, and the ranked times for our average placings. Mine: 5k +4.44 ... 500 -10.4 ... 2k -2.3 ... 10k +6.75 ... (169.5 average place) Yours: 5k +3.5 ... 500 -9.7 ... 2k -1.88 ... 10k +6.63 ... (209 average place) ... which came out almost ...