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by MPx
August 5th, 2020, 5:41 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1373
Views: 236254

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Ha ha - thanks Lindsay. I'm not sure myself. It was an absolute max effort and I wasn't sure I could finish the 3rd or 4th. Its a very cruel CTC that you Flyers devised. I regularly do 6x500 2r and 8x500 3:30r and have got these down to the low 1:40s recently. This made me think I should be able to ...
by MPx
August 3rd, 2020, 7:00 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1373
Views: 236254

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Hi Paul. Nice of you to drop by. No need to wait. Although the team is called Sub7 we welcome anyone who wants to be active in a club. You're expected to do the monthly club challenge, the CTC, and get involved with as many competitions as you feel able to. But you don't actually need to be able to ...
by MPx
August 2nd, 2020, 6:10 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1373
Views: 236254

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

I agree Glenn, I also just erg for myself. Goals are to stay strong enough and fit enough to do all the other things I like to do. Since that often seems to involve heavy construction and landscaping, the stronger and fitter I can stay, the better! Obviously to an extent age degradation can be disgu...
by MPx
July 31st, 2020, 6:01 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Topic for "male" rowers only
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Topic for "male" rowers only

Not something I've experienced, but would suggest you may be starting to introduce some constriction in your attire through the movement? What type of shorts and undershorts are you wearing? You need to give yourself enough room. Any clothing that grips the seat pad (which is good!) could gradually ...
by MPx
July 28th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1373
Views: 236254

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Cheers Rod, much appreciated. Maybe getting older isn't so bad... best for September.
by MPx
July 27th, 2020, 6:16 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1373
Views: 236254

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Thanks very much Lindsay and David - kind of you to drop by and say.
by MPx
July 27th, 2020, 3:58 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1373
Views: 236254

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Welcome back to the fun of the erg Susan! You'll soon be back to knocking out 5ks as virtually sprint distant pieces for you. I have been amazed how erg fitness disappears whenever I've taken a prolonged break, but it does come back, just more slowly as we get older. Stick with it, but give yourself...
by MPx
July 26th, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1373
Views: 236254

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Mike congrats on the birthday, althou - gh its just 'another birthday' compared with the sub7 2k, exceedingly impressed. And not just in, but well inside to boot, well done, obviously need more of the tapering time outs. Whats next then? Thanks very much Glenn. Happy that the stars aligned for once...
by MPx
July 25th, 2020, 3:18 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1373
Views: 236254

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Yay...happy days. My birthday last Thur so had a couple of days of lockdown lite out and about and no erg time. With that scientifically proven "taper" in the bank, I went for a 2k TT on my return to the erg today and managed a 6:58.5 (@ 1:44.6) - my first sub 7 since 2018. Thought those days might ...
by MPx
July 22nd, 2020, 3:44 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1373
Views: 236254

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Well I seem to have gone awol since the end of June...not sure what happened there. Interested in your BR subscription Susan. I thought about it briefly but thought it didn't really offer me anything. That may well be wrong...you obviously think it does. What's that then?? And hopefully your gym wil...
by MPx
July 12th, 2020, 5:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 8264
Views: 1136013

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Well done and well deserved Stu - and to most of us an awesome time!
by MPx
July 2nd, 2020, 12:03 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What do you do to keep yourself interested/mix it up?
Replies: 16
Views: 793

Re: What do you do to keep yourself interested/mix it up?

What Max said, plus I have loads of different workouts that I like to do. For my once a week sprint sessions they don't tend to repeat for 6 or 7 weeks similarly once a week longer intervals. For the steady state stuff I mix up rates/pace/whatever and play with the numbers, always trying to hit some...
by MPx
July 1st, 2020, 8:04 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1373
Views: 236254

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Not sure how you do such low rates Glenn. I've only just started managing the odd 18 spm session, the thought of rating even slower (12/14???) is just too much! Anyway, after all the excitement of the weekend, back to reality of long term training...and I see I've failed to report my sessions for a ...
by MPx
June 29th, 2020, 7:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Plan are you on?
Replies: 29
Views: 1221

Re: What Training Plan are you on?

I've just found it extremely curious that there aren't many set plans. There aren't "many", but there are quite a few plans actually. You already know about the various Pete plans (Beginner, 2k, 5k, etc). The one closest to your suggestion might be the Wolverine Plan - plug in your 2k goal and it c...
by MPx
June 28th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Plan are you on?
Replies: 29
Views: 1221

Re: What Training Plan are you on?

Part of it has got to be what are your goals? If its fastest poss 2k then that's a very different plan to fastest poss marathon. Or maybe its maintaining form across "all" common distances or maybe just keeping fit? Each involves compromise and wont maximise potential in all areas. However, distilli...