Search found 2629 matches

by mikvan52
February 11th, 2015, 6:05 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: "You can stop rowing now..."
Replies: 19
Views: 6063

Re: "You can stop rowing now..."

Congratulations Bob! This may well be one of those records that stands for a long time unless, of course, you break your own... Fabulous job. Thanks for posting the video... ~ Mike van Beuren Well I see that Dean Smith is stil in the game, so he may be aiming for it next year. More power to him if ...
by mikvan52
February 10th, 2015, 8:14 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: "You can stop rowing now..."
Replies: 19
Views: 6063

Re: "You can stop rowing now..."

Congratulations Bob!

This may well be one of those records that stands for a long time unless, of course, you break your own...
Fabulous job. Thanks for posting the video...

~ Mike van Beuren
by mikvan52
February 24th, 2014, 3:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Lungs
Replies: 12
Views: 4823

Re: Lungs

For those wondering about dry air... I suggest setting up a venue in moist air and seeing how that feels.. "Lung burn" happens to all of us in dry air.. REPYING TO "I generally row everything at least sub 2:00/500m." WHY? National teams even row slower than that... The 2k OTErg is 80+ % aerobic... a...
by mikvan52
February 24th, 2014, 3:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2K Sprint
Replies: 5
Views: 1921

Re: 2K Sprint

Mike Caviston (of the Wolverine Plan) has detailed the empirical benefits of negative splitting statistically.... That being said, strange things happen on the way to one's own PB.. Generally, trying to improve one's 2k time at a constant % improvement just doesn't happen... Usually it's the prepara...
by mikvan52
February 12th, 2014, 10:41 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Request for Advice on Erg Racing Starts
Replies: 9
Views: 3885

Re: Request for Advice on Erg Racing Starts

christopherregisryan wrote: Good luck on Sunday if you are racing. - Chris
Al the best to you too, Chris!
Hope to see there... B)
by mikvan52
February 9th, 2014, 6:33 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Will Oesterling make it 'official' < WR 65-69 2k
Replies: 14
Views: 4770

Re: Will Oesterling make it 'official' < WR 65-69 2k

http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/819/z4ba.png I guess all of us who are watching the records go down in the 65-69 HWTs are wondering: WIll TJO (Oesterling) foot the airfare and get the official 65-69 World Record title? Any of you in cyber space know? (It has to be set at a sanctioned ra...
by mikvan52
February 9th, 2014, 6:31 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Request for Advice on Erg Racing Starts
Replies: 9
Views: 3885

Re: Request for Advice on Erg Racing Starts

One aspect of my ergatta rowing is puzzling me. My starts in organized races are much slower than in my practice pieces. When I do a test at home.............. I am going to row at Crash B's next week. I understand that there is much more time to overcome a slow start in a 2k than in a 500m race. H...
by mikvan52
February 9th, 2014, 7:41 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: erg racing results from around the world
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

Re: erg racing results from around the world

Cédric Berrest pulled a 5:50.5 today at the French Championships. He is the 2009 CRASH-B winner (5:48.9). That's fabulous! Where did he do this? And here are some more outstanding results form the Valentine's Day Massacre" http://imageshack.com/a/img542/7051/rx1c.png http://imageshack.com/a/img812/...
by mikvan52
February 8th, 2014, 5:48 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: erg racing results from around the world
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

Re: erg racing results from around the world

Some fine times among men at the Main Line Slide (Villanova, Pennsylvania on Feb. 8, 2014) http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/691/z4xj.png Jim Castellan has a truck-load of hammers from Crash-B http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/546/7bfa.png Any lwt 50-something who goes under 6:30...
by mikvan52
February 7th, 2014, 6:15 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Practical advice for first-time CRASH-B participants
Replies: 19
Views: 12545

Re: Practical advice for first-time CRASH-B participants

to Bob S: Nice story... Thanks for sharing... ~ Mike vB As for practical advice... (Is erging practical? :lol: ) I may have gone to C-Bs ten or eleven times... once I even went to cox a man who I rowed with regularly... another time I went just to volunteer... And I didn't always live fairly near by...
by mikvan52
February 6th, 2014, 8:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Left/right side stroke imbalance
Replies: 7
Views: 2469

Re: Left/right side stroke imbalance

I would check flexibility in the hips,hamstrings, even ankles like mikvan52 suggested. Row in front of a mirror... Check everything with bi-lateral symmetry issues in mind... I find that it's harder to row symmetrically than I once thought. SOme coaching would help too... If you don;t have anyone w...
by mikvan52
February 4th, 2014, 2:27 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: erg racing results from around the world
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

erg racing results from around the world

It would be nice to keep these all on one thread... For starters Of note.. At the "Penninsula" race here in the States >>> here are some age group results..of those of particular note: (People to watch at Crash-Bs) http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/640x480q90/819/watp.png The pink+Crash-B means they ...
by mikvan52
February 3rd, 2014, 6:42 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Will Oesterling make it 'official' < WR 65-69 2k
Replies: 14
Views: 4770

Re: Will Oesterling make it 'official' < WR 65-69 2k

I was talking with DIck Dreissigacker recently and asked him if he was interested in pushing for a switch from the static to the dynamic at CRASH-Bs... He was sort of non-commital but voiced the obvious concern that programs would not like to switch out their equipment... I do feel he is excited abo...
by mikvan52
February 3rd, 2014, 6:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Left/right side stroke imbalance
Replies: 7
Views: 2469

Re: Left/right side stroke imbalance

Imbalances of this nature are often due to leg length discrepancies. <- A chiropractor could check that for you • ANOTHER SOURCE: Disk problems and/or misalignment of the spine. If you fear you have an issue that is less drastic... Be certain to spend adequate time stretching and evaluate flexibilit...
by mikvan52
February 2nd, 2014, 9:50 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: converting times
Replies: 2
Views: 1707

Re: converting times

One thing to keep in mind is that rowers are handicapped in distance running because their upper bodies are needlessly over-developed... All in all, any comparison would be apples to oranges... anecdotally (not scientifically)... I think when I ran a 15:20 5k on the roads I could have done a 20' 6k ...