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by ccooper
June 12th, 2019, 11:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing strapless...
Replies: 43
Views: 2673

Re: Rowing strapless...

I frequently row strapless, not just in warmups. Pretty much any workout under 27spm is a candidate. To me it feels perfectly natural, but I don't have much leanback in my stroke anyway. Of course, many might say that mine is not a stroke to emulate, so if you're comfortable with more lean, don't li...
by ccooper
February 28th, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Did training predict actual race performance?
Replies: 10
Views: 932

Re: Did training predict actual race performance?

I find that the Pete Plan intervals are reasonable predictors for me = 8x500/3:30r and 4x1000/5:00r. But more importantly, the trend over time is accurate. If you do these interval workouts over the course of a season you will hopefully see your times improve. Improve by 1 second and it usually tran...
by ccooper
February 22nd, 2019, 11:55 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2K Test and falling heart rate
Replies: 11
Views: 1181

Re: 2K Test and falling heart rate

I often see the same behavior. I doubt that it is anything to be concerned about.

Chris Cooper
by ccooper
October 26th, 2018, 7:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 24640
Views: 2809931

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Cyclingman1 wrote:
October 26th, 2018, 12:45 pm
looks like a new 65+ rower on the Australian scene. Ian Luxford,65, Sunshine Coast, QLD, did 6:44.5 this season.
Not to mention 2nd in 60-69 at HOC single sculls. Impressive.
by ccooper
October 10th, 2018, 1:09 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Optimum split pacing ?
Replies: 20
Views: 3366

Re: Optimum split pacing ?

An analysis of the world championships OTW just completed contains this interesting paragraph: Analysis of the race strategy using our traditional method (RBN 2003/07) has shown that the winners had the lowest variation of speed among all finalists: the winners spread their efforts the most evenly t...
by ccooper
September 24th, 2018, 10:24 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Optimum split pacing ?
Replies: 20
Views: 3366

Re: Optimum split pacing ?

Chris, you've stumbled onto my secret identity. I've watched that race you did two years ago many times on youtube. You always win. It makes me happy Going back 40 years, my best 2ks (or the equivalent) have always been flat. Always hope I'm going to have a sprint, but I end up in the last 500 just...
by ccooper
September 22nd, 2018, 9:54 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Optimum split pacing ?
Replies: 20
Views: 3366

Re: Optimum split pacing ?

The problem with overspeed is that if you are not careful, it overtaxes the anaerobic system. Your body's flight of fight response says too much O2 debt, flight is not working so best to slow down and prepare to fight. Your heart rate drops and you can't get it up to maxHR until you breathe off som...
by ccooper
February 28th, 2018, 9:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Beginner Dragonboater ERG Questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2436

Re: Beginner Dragonboater ERG Questions

yes a 'challenge' set by people who don't have a real idea about the erg. I have had a bit to do with the Dragon Boat crowd as lizh is very active and they are hopeless when setting up a piece for team selection and fitness evaluation. I have paddled on some world-championship dragon boat teams. Th...
by ccooper
February 19th, 2018, 12:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training for WIRC (Virginia) and/or Crash-Bs (Boston)
Replies: 114
Views: 18590

Re: Training for WIRC (Virginia) and/or Crash-Bs (Boston)

As good as the times were this yr in the 60-64 HWt 2K row, what it does for me is to reinforce just how good Paul Hendershott's time in 2004 of 6:23.7 @1:35.9 is, nearly three secs faster than the 1:38.7 of the winner this yr. It will be interesting to see if Chris Cooper's 6:39.5 for 65-69, 2017, ...
by ccooper
September 19th, 2017, 10:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How do you STOP Counting the strokes..
Replies: 27
Views: 4389

Re: How do you STOP Counting the strokes..

I often count strokes for the last minute or two of a piece. But when my mind gets into counting them as an undesirable pattern, I have found that if I start counting backwards I soon get out of that pattern. YMMV.
by ccooper
July 1st, 2017, 12:47 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: BRIC for 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 5809

Bradley Wiggins plans to compete at BRIC

Bradley Wiggins plans to compete at BRIC.
http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/wiggins ... in-rowing/
by ccooper
April 28th, 2017, 10:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Has anyone got faster from simply doing alot of volume?
Replies: 15
Views: 2806

Re: Has anyone got faster from simply doing alot of volume?

GJS wrote:You do some resistance work too, Chris?
No, it's been about 10 years since I did resistance work. Admittedly, at that time I was pretty ripped, but no longer.
by ccooper
April 28th, 2017, 4:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Has anyone got faster from simply doing alot of volume?
Replies: 15
Views: 2806

Re: Has anyone got faster from simply doing alot of volume?

But if you plan on winning Crash-B's, 125K per week minimum. My volume through most of this last season was only about 30K per week. Three times a week, at fairly high intensity (MHR = 90%+ in most workouts). Occasionally a 10K at UT2 on rest days to add volume. Add a few miles of running, maybe 2-...
by ccooper
April 21st, 2017, 9:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Increase stroke rate?
Replies: 26
Views: 6529

Re: Increase stroke rate?

I think you need a higher stroke rate. Here is my rationale. I believe that working near our peak ability in stroke power is disproportionately debilitating compared to working much lower than our peak. In other words, the price we pay in exhaustion is not linear in power. If our peak power capabili...
by ccooper
February 15th, 2017, 11:11 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: CRASH-Bs '17 65+HWTs
Replies: 39
Views: 11943

Re: CRASH-Bs '17 65+HWTs

Actually, it is the guy in the foreground, Chris Cooper, who goes up and over the knees. He's also the WR holder. So much for perfect form. Yes, I do tend to go up and over the knees. I've tried changing it, but at the end of a race revert to old habits. Honestly, though, I don't understand why it ...