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by MPx
November 12th, 2019, 4:24 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1212
Views: 171329

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Crikey Susan, a busy month of erging (and posting) for you! Well done on the Nuneaton and Manisha competitions. Interesting looking at your pacing numbers: 1k @ 2:05? ; 2k @2:07; 30min @ 2:12; 10k @2:14; 60min @ 2:16.5. That's all very close and impressive. Looks like you can saw away all day withou...
by MPx
November 12th, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Mizuno British Rowing Indoor Championships
Replies: 20
Views: 1132

Re: Mizuno British Rowing Indoor Championships

There's normally quite a difference in when those two groups are scheduled. The Masters (age group) series are first out starting at 9 with the oldest going before youngest. Depending on numbers 50 to 59 will be about the third outing, probably well before 10. After the Masters, they run the kids gr...
by MPx
November 6th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to determine pace range for different rows
Replies: 24
Views: 792

Re: How to determine pace range for different rows

I'm really low on power. Probably around 90-100 average on any given row. Not able to up the wattage for any significant time. Is that strength or technique? Both? Thanks What sort of drag factor are you using? If its very low (sub 100) you will need a very fast explosive stroke which few can susta...
by MPx
November 6th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to determine pace range for different rows
Replies: 24
Views: 792

Re: How to determine pace range for different rows

What do all y'all use to track your training plans? TrainingPeaks? RowPro? Just a spreadsheet? I just use Ergdata on my phone and sync each workout with my C2 log. I don't "track" as such. When the plan says its time for whatever hard workout, I just look up the last time I did one and see if I can...
by MPx
November 5th, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1212
Views: 171329

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Just another week...but slightly unusual. My aborted blood doning from Sept has been rearranged for this Thursday (7th). Given the performance hit that usually gives, I wanted to get as many of the November challenges in as possible before then which has resulted in cramming in a lot of hard rows ov...
by MPx
November 4th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to determine pace range for different rows
Replies: 24
Views: 792

Re: How to determine pace range for different rows

My main challenge is accepting that fact that rowing slower for longer distances doesn't mean that I'm not getting a good workout. This might be where Lindsay's stroke rate suggestion comes in. What stroke rate are you using on longer slower distances over shorter faster? If you normally do (say) 2...
by MPx
November 4th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to determine pace range for different rows
Replies: 24
Views: 792

Re: How to determine pace range for different rows

Thanks Mike! How would you adjust various paces, intervals, steady state etc based on a 2k ? Been rowing awhile but mostly the 5 k distance. Best 2k is 9:01 slow I know. OK, so that worked out as I suggested in line with the "norm". Your 2k PB pace is 2:15 and your 5k PB pace is 2:23...so 8s differ...
by MPx
November 3rd, 2019, 7:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to determine pace range for different rows
Replies: 24
Views: 792

Re: How to determine pace range for different rows

The 2:23 pace for the 5K was a PB. Yeah, I guessed as much. The sort of intervals suggested are supposed to be done hard - as hard as you can. The rest (and the majority) of your training should be much more comfortable. In our Indoor Rowing world, most suggested targets for hard intervals are base...
by MPx
November 2nd, 2019, 7:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How to determine pace range for different rows
Replies: 24
Views: 792

Re: How to determine pace range for different rows

Couple of specifics to try to help further: When doing intervals, its hard to pace, and nice to see progress rather than failure. Doing them "Pete Plan" style can help. That is, first time through pick a pace that you're very confident that you can finish at. Row all but the last interval at that pa...
by MPx
October 28th, 2019, 6:44 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1212
Views: 171329

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Spooky...I bought my first flat in a small place called Galley Common just outside Nuneaton a mere 40 years ago or so.... Hope the race went well Susan - good to hear the post-op PBs are still coming. Latest mixed bag from me: 16/10 Dumbbells and 8k @ 20 spm in 32:52.2 18/10 1 Mile (1609m) for the S...
by MPx
October 27th, 2019, 7:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 24593
Views: 2796554

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

AIRC day 2k = 7:07 4min = 1145m 500 @1:35.0 Nice going Lindsay. Early season marker. Off from your usual 6:59 but way more than enough to win I see. I'm sure a couple more months of regular training will see you back under 7. How you manage three serious TTs in four hours I still cant get my head r...
by MPx
October 15th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: New member - wants to get leaner.
Replies: 14
Views: 820

Re: New member - wants to get leaner.

You certainly have some potential advantages being so tall but there are some others even taller who may help inspire (well I'm in awe of them anyway!). Richard (Le Grande Fromage on here) is 6'8" and a multiple British record holder and BRIC champion. Sadly he rarely posts these days but is still v...
by MPx
October 15th, 2019, 2:34 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1212
Views: 171329

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

...and again: 9/10 Dumbbells and 8k @ 20 spm in 32:42.1 - too fast really with HR well into the 140s 11/10 5x2k 2r @ 20 spm target 2:00 pace. Only one spot on but the rest near enough for a 39:59.7 overall. 12/10 4x1k 3:30r. Last time 1:47.1 avg pace. This time 1:46.8/8/7 and 1:45.4 for 1:46.4 avg. ...
by MPx
October 15th, 2019, 11:50 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: FMMC (Monthly challenge for ALL)
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: FMMC (Monthly challenge for ALL)

I've enjoyed messing about with the challenges John - many thanks for running it all - much as I do the CTC, IRL, Sub7 ITC, etc. A noticeable change for the FMMC this year is that you have moved away from duplicating the Indoor Rowing League schedule to set entirely your own pieces (that you say wil...
by MPx
October 13th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pace v SPM
Replies: 9
Views: 459

Re: Pace v SPM

Also given your height, IMO 18 is too low a rate really to make optimum progress to your potential. Very low rates suit bigger frames. I'd suggest 20 to 24 for your steady state stuff is plenty slow enough - as long as your form holds up. Enjoy...