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by MPx
April 9th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 7140
Views: 975689

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

6k Time Trial 21:52.9 1:49.4 average pace 32 average spm New British Record in the 60-69 Lwt category (the ''Little old men'')...and an ''all time'' PB for me so happy with that. Looks like I'm still going in the right direction.... just ! :D Fantastic session Rod - yet another BR. Well done!
by MPx
April 5th, 2020, 6:23 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Dynamic Rower Choices
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Dynamic Rower Choices

Maybe, but I doubt that the community would support logging/competition/ranking pieces not done on a C2 with a PM ... so a moot point.
by MPx
April 5th, 2020, 9:57 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Dynamic Rower Choices
Replies: 4
Views: 285

Re: Dynamic Rower Choices

To me it depends why you use your dynamic. If its just for fitness then the Standard D erg seems like a no brainer - so that all of the motivational benefits of competitions/rankings/comparisons etc can be enjoyed. If you are trying to keep nearest the feel of OTW then you should pick the best machi...
by MPx
April 4th, 2020, 6:34 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1298
Views: 201348

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Oh good...I'll keep an excited watch on Postie then. Surprised this is your first podium :o. I've always been "good" at whatever sports I do, but never great. Usually good enough to make a team but probably one of the weakest on the team. As I've said before, the nicest thing anyone's said about my ...
by MPx
April 2nd, 2020, 6:33 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1298
Views: 201348

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

As you say Marjorie, some great sessions there even if not quite on a daily basis! Many congrats on winning your category of the Sprint Challenge even if like my 3rd it benefited from some key personnel absences. Going even faster after the event is egging it a bit though :P As a side note on that -...
by MPx
April 1st, 2020, 12:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 26514
Views: 3215233

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

I really need to learn to do this. I have yet to do any workout over a 2:00 pace, keep saying I will force that by doing a FM or something. Every time I have the plan I end up changing it as I get going and go faster than a true SS. Even so, I'm not sure that will mean slower than 2:00 for you Keit...
by MPx
March 31st, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model C - Dimensions
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Model C - Dimensions

:oops:
by MPx
March 31st, 2020, 7:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 26514
Views: 3215233

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

The bad news, for me, is that I need to test my 2k again as this was supposed to be something like 2k + 4/5 from what I was hearing. Nice one Stu - great result. Actually, while others have done better, it was 2k +2.5 for me but even at that you're going to be in PB territory so its got to be done ...
by MPx
March 30th, 2020, 6:32 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Model C - Dimensions
Replies: 8
Views: 231

Re: Model C - Dimensions

Don't forget you need a bit of extra length to actually use it. Depending on how tall you are, it my not be much more, but my alcove is 2700mm and IMO its about the minimum you can get away with.
by MPx
March 28th, 2020, 10:49 am
Forum: Training
Topic: One leg rowing
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: One leg rowing

Yep loads of people do it. By way of example, Google Sean Gaffney to see a mountain of a man who's always in the hunt at the championships. He uses a prosthetic - if you have one it might make you more balanced on the Erg. https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.forces.net%2Fsport%2Fna...
by MPx
March 27th, 2020, 7:01 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1298
Views: 201348

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Latest from me - usual mixed bag... 16/3 AWL Pyramid @ 20 spm for a change. Avg 1:55.5 which brought me in well under my 32 min target (31:12.6). Didn't mean to go that hard, Doh! 18/3 2k TT. A complete waste of a session. After a day off, didn't feel up for anything but this was the next session on...
by MPx
March 27th, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Locking erg - left on semi-enclosed verandah
Replies: 14
Views: 615

Re: Locking erg - left on semi-enclosed verandah

Yeah...we've got an i3 - hope you enjoy your EV as much.
by MPx
March 27th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Older PM2 for sale, €600 plus shipping Italy
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: Older PM2 for sale, €600 plus shipping Italy

If its a model C then worth considering, if its a B then, IMO, keep looking for something newer. The PM2 is completely stand alone and loses the benefits of connectivity to a phone/ergdata or a PC. The rower itself may be fine, but I'd budget on £155 (or local equiv) for a PM5 monitor to go with it....
by MPx
March 26th, 2020, 7:26 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Locking erg - left on semi-enclosed verandah
Replies: 14
Views: 615

Re: Locking erg - left on semi-enclosed verandah

Thanks Dougie - those links were interesting and pretty convincing that there is no risk (just as I thought). So why does every petrol pump in the UK still have a "turn your phone off" sign on it??? Madness! Sorry to have wandered off topic.
by MPx
March 26th, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Giving blood... how long to recover?
Replies: 14
Views: 500

Re: Giving blood... how long to recover?

There's already a thread on here somewhere about this... But FWIW it affects me quite a bit - I go three times a year. It is variable. Minimum is two weeks - but I've struggled sometimes for up to 6 weeks. Never makes much difference to sprints, but the more distance involved the worse the effect - ...