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by Carl Watts
June 22nd, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 21000m challenge wiped out by PM5
Replies: 11
Views: 194

Re: 21000m challenge wiped out by PM5

No point ever doing exactly 21,000m, you would always do a HM or Half Marathon and set the monitor up with 21,097m and this is a rankable distance rather than a meaningless distance. Just add it to experience, these things happen. Once your more familiar with the Erg you will be fine. As you have al...
by Carl Watts
June 20th, 2019, 10:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: MHR question
Replies: 30
Views: 609

Re: MHR question

Maximum HR is very useful to know, but very painful to find out. Basically a 5Km will get you there and its the point your just about to be forced to handle down, its really not a nice feeling and feels a bit like drowning. Once you have the Max HR you need your resting HR, plug the two numbers into...
by Carl Watts
June 20th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Running RP5.3.3 and ErgData at the same time.
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Running RP5.3.3 and ErgData at the same time.

I just discovered that you can use RowPro and Ergdata on an Android device using the PM5 only at the same time. Its probably been available for a while but because the cradle for the phone came with a USB cable I made the wrong assumption it was USB only and the only USB connection on the PM5 is nee...
by Carl Watts
June 20th, 2019, 4:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing strapless...
Replies: 43
Views: 1202

Re: Rowing strapless...

What the hell is 10 mps ? there just seams to be people that add in meaningless units that just confuse the hell out of others. 10spm or 10 strokes per minute is way to low, no point doing anything below 16spm in my book. Your really not interested in speed down the slide during the drive, you would...
by Carl Watts
June 19th, 2019, 12:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowpro
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Rowpro

On my 11th year of using it. Every row is done Online only. The software itself is great, the issues are because of the variety of personalities trying to use it. I have to be honest, the online rowing only suits a very small number of dedicated users, which is really disappointing as I was looking ...
by Carl Watts
June 13th, 2019, 12:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing strapless...
Replies: 43
Views: 1202

Re: Rowing strapless...

Really don't know why people bother to row strapless, never felt the need to do it personally and even with my ratings down at 20spm or less for training rows I still strap in. Also if something lets go in the drive your going to end up flying off the back of the rower. More important things to focu...
by Carl Watts
June 12th, 2019, 6:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(
Replies: 32
Views: 1345

Re: Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(

If your serious about your rowing its time to move on from the PM2 monitor. Don't get me wrong its still a great monitor that suits the occasional gym user but you need the connectivity to get Online rowing.
by Carl Watts
June 11th, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: how to connect a 2.5 jack -- sensor coil
Replies: 1
Views: 128

Re: how to connect a 2.5 jack -- sensor coil

Soldering that on is a messy solution. I recommend just purchasing a whole new tach assembly or a proper right angle 2.5mm connector and cable from Digi-Key part number CP-2204-ND. Cut the cable to length and de-solderer from the board, clean out the holes with solder wick and a few of the strands o...
by Carl Watts
June 11th, 2019, 6:24 am
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Low resting heart rate
Replies: 28
Views: 1128

Re: Low resting heaet rate

I guess it pays to track your heartrate from when your much younger.

One could argue if you have made it into your 70's and you had a similar resting HR all your life then obviously its not a problem.

A sudden change in resting HR for no explicable reason would be of more concern to me.
by Carl Watts
June 8th, 2019, 11:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(
Replies: 32
Views: 1345

Re: Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(

Same happened to me until I discovered RowPro. Playing music etc only worked for so long, cannot remember exactly but the motivation begins to dwindle when you hit your peak fitness level. Must have been at least a year, possibly two then my Model C was being used as a clothes drying rack and gather...
by Carl Watts
June 8th, 2019, 11:13 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: pm2+ - Anybody need one ?
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: pm2+ - Anybody need one ?

People still pay good money for one of those, check E-Bay.
by Carl Watts
June 7th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Low resting heart rate
Replies: 28
Views: 1128

Re: Low resting heaet rate

Yes thats unusually low, but whats your maximum like ? Straight of the top of my head the typical resting for a male is 70bpm and for a female 80bpm. Have seen mine as low as 52 but typically its 58-60bpm depending on fatigue level. a mate of mine is down in the uppper 40's like 48 but his maximum i...
by Carl Watts
June 2nd, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

Unless you have a Bike erg and treadmill which you also use with Zwift Doesn't make that much difference if all you have is the rower. fact is it is expensive so unless they get the rower integration into it correct in terms of the hardware and the cross power conversion, its not really a go. Will ...
by Carl Watts
June 1st, 2019, 7:55 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

Yes it looks good but will stay with RowPro until they sort out the interface and get a halfway decent cross power conversion.

It will have to be pretty good as I notice its not cheap with a monthly payment. RowPro for the PC costs next to nothing.
by Carl Watts
May 29th, 2019, 7:44 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

Waste of time without online rowing for me and it would appear to be the same for the other 1400 people online with Zwift at any time of the day or night. The graphics on RowPro are fine, you just need the 16 lanes full, its the only downfall with it, there simply is no online presence. Such a shame...