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by MPx
February 28th, 2021, 1:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9918
Views: 1580888

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

Another step closer to the ultimate goal of 100k, and a PB by five minutes and five seconds. Another absolute stunner Stu - well done indeed. Totally beyond my ken how you can just sit there going up an down for so long let alone with a handle in your hands. And you want to do it twice over....
by MPx
February 24th, 2021, 7:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Different techniques
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Different techniques

This is a classic argument amongst golfers too. The perfect swing is the goal of nearly all, but mastered by hardly any, and indeed most are laughably different - even some pros like Harrington. One of the features at WRICH on Mo Sbihi showed him pulling the handle up to his neck rather than like a ...
by MPx
February 24th, 2021, 12:00 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1467
Views: 315542

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Incidently, I actually disagree about the coverage. I think there was too much showing peoples garages, bedrooms etc. I feel the best view was the race on all the time on the left of screen and perhaps rotate a couple of rowers at home on the right. Actually I quite agree Richard. It was very frust...
by MPx
February 24th, 2021, 10:47 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1467
Views: 315542

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Really feel for you Richard (LGF)...must be gutting to have missed the start like that. I assume there was a technical glitch since no pics of your erg either. Tough to watch, but nothing to what you must be feeling. Chasing WRs in your own time has got to be more fun than that. Best of luck. Also c...
by MPx
February 20th, 2021, 1:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Deal with the pain?
Replies: 8
Views: 356

Re: Deal with the pain?

I always think of pain as the body's way of telling you to stop doing something. At the mild level we need to overcome it to progress our training since its the stress that creates the conditions for adaptation. But if its more serious, so will be the consequences of carrying on. Again at a trivial ...
by MPx
February 18th, 2021, 3:22 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1467
Views: 315542

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

You should do well with the Eddie Fletcher plan Glenn. I would find his "warm up" a full on workout so I'm sure it will be great preparation for your ultra distance ambitions. As you say, records might be a bit of a step too far. You'd be up against that other Eddie F disciple Rod, and he's somethin...
by MPx
February 9th, 2021, 7:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How fast/hard to go on intervals
Replies: 18
Views: 889

Re: How fast/hard to go on intervals

Dangerscouse wrote:
February 9th, 2021, 4:24 pm
I think I might have been misunderstood....
My mistake Stu I don't remember seeing any rest on your training other than a couple of minutes between HIIT HMs :wink:
by MPx
February 9th, 2021, 7:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How fast/hard to go on intervals
Replies: 18
Views: 889

Re: How fast/hard to go on intervals

Ahhh, OK Dave, I think a slightly different problem here. As you get close to your personal "level" very small differences in result are significant in effort over these 1min reps. Coincidentally you're currently very much at my standard....but since this is your first you will soon move on! I've be...
by MPx
February 9th, 2021, 3:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How fast/hard to go on intervals
Replies: 18
Views: 889

Re: How fast/hard to go on intervals

Just to offer the opposite view :P - I'm a fan of static rests, indeed I have to to recover if I'm going hard. I've tried active rests and I'm slower. On pace, don't over think it. You tried @ 1:40 and had to bail at 7, but you did the right thing in completing the 10. What was the average pace acro...
by MPx
February 6th, 2021, 2:58 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1467
Views: 315542

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Thanks for the encouragement Susan. Sorry to hear about the injury - hope you're back to normal now - I never did trust that much advocated stretching malarkey , I just get on and do and then stop and have a shower! Mind you I'm about a inflexible as you can get in the bendy department so not exactl...
by MPx
January 31st, 2021, 7:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 9918
Views: 1580888

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

Rounding. From observation I'd say pace rounds down, total time up. Happens too often to not be programmed in.
by MPx
January 31st, 2021, 7:21 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Resistance
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Resistance

:oops:
by MPx
January 30th, 2021, 7:17 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Resistance
Replies: 11
Views: 590

Re: Resistance

... I am trying to determine if the resistance is sufficient.... There may be a slight misunderstanding of how the erg works here? The lever controls air flow and that simply impacts how fast the flywheel slows down. There is no change of resistance at all. If the flywheel slows down quicker/more (...
by MPx
January 27th, 2021, 11:37 am
Forum: General
Topic: Here is the beast
Replies: 14
Views: 1179

Re: Here is the beast

You'll need to pop that on a rubber mat or tape it down as it will move across that parquet floor as soon as you try anything vigorous. I'll be surprised if you get to keep it there to the end of lockdown, let alone afterwards - but enjoy while you can.
by MPx
January 23rd, 2021, 3:15 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1467
Views: 315542

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Latest from me: 8/1 AWL Pyramid @ 20 spm in 31:55.8 1:58.2 avg pace against a 1:58.5 target 9/1 CTC Pyramid 100>500>100 1r. Pace targets were 1:36>1:40 and back. Did a bit better than that for an 8:10.0 finish @ 1:38.0 avg. Good! 10/1 Dumbbells and 8k @ 20 spm in 33:03.0 12/1 16x250 90"r. Targets 3 ...