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by le grand fromage
December 19th, 2020, 3:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Zones
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Training Zones

Sorry forgot to add to my last "‘am I putting enough effort into the session’." I'm probably not the best person to ask this as I loath sprints so training for them is not something I do, but for 2k you don't actually do that many sessions that require 'effort'. I train 6 times a week and only 2 of ...
by le grand fromage
December 19th, 2020, 3:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Zones
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Training Zones

Lol, FWIW Steve I was lying in bed last night mulling over what I'd said and realised you will probably get a really fast 2k time :D Glad to see I was right :lol: I find the erg power profile a good tool to check how training is going and to estimate a 2k time for me but I'd guess I'm a more 'balanc...
by le grand fromage
December 18th, 2020, 6:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training Zones
Replies: 11
Views: 618

Re: Training Zones

Hi Steve, Just a thought for a sprinter like yourself, estimate what your 2k time could be by extrapolating from the Jensen 2k erg power profile. Do the 10s and 60s tests and work back from there what you could be able to do at 2k. Also FWIW I don't think there are any wasted metres on the erg. Not ...
by le grand fromage
December 8th, 2020, 9:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Weight training and rowing
Replies: 26
Views: 1272

Re: Weight training and rowing

Don't want to do the UT1 sessions, would much prefer the shorter intense reps but believe that you have to have the aerobic base to complete a 500m. FWIW I don't like the long UT1 sessions either. If it's any help, how I get through them is doing them like a Fletcher warm up without the sprinty bit...
by le grand fromage
December 6th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1439
Views: 297948

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Cheers Mike and TPK, got the result and time I expected, just not in the manner I wanted :lol: Looking at the runners and riders before hand I knew the Italian had posted 6:45 and I felt I could nip under 6:40 so came up with a pace plan for that. That was about the only thing I got right :roll: Fel...
by le grand fromage
December 5th, 2020, 10:05 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: BRIC
Replies: 77
Views: 3916

Re: BRIC

Pleased with my PB in the 55-59 group. 6:37.7 to finish 3rd overall behind two Scandinavians. Was trying to hold the split at just under 1:40. Race monitor didn’t seem to be working - showing 6000 metres difference between competitors! Looked close so 300 to go I put my head down and went for it. A...
by le grand fromage
November 30th, 2020, 7:14 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1439
Views: 297948

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Hi Guy's n gals, popped in looking for some devine inspiration ahead of BRIC :lol: (usual story during race week :roll: ) Don't feel in too bad shape just can't get my head around where does all the power go as one gets older :lol: Lacking a bit of confidence atm to attack a full on 2k on Saturday b...
by le grand fromage
November 30th, 2020, 6:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Hello all - very tall newbie here
Replies: 57
Views: 2782

Re: Hello all - very tall newbie here

Thanks for that. I shall incorporate that into my session :D I hadn't actually realised until seeing the video that I've only got about 3cm of track left on the machine. Good job I'm not any taller :lol: You can actually get an extra 1" by adjusting the rear seat roller. There are two holes for the...
by le grand fromage
October 1st, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1439
Views: 297948

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Latest from me: 1/9 4min TT for the IRL and FMMC. Needed to get this one in quickly before blood letting on the 3rd. Target, as always, 1200m. Delighted to get to 1205m - my best in recent seasons. Oh thanks for that Mike, took me 3 attempts to beat it lol. :wink: Had a go on Tuesday, did a partial...
by le grand fromage
July 1st, 2020, 5:34 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1439
Views: 297948

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

"I must keep any eye out for virtual competitions though, were do you see them posted ?"

Get on British Rowing mail list is one way and keep your eye on this forum's competition thread is another. The only other virtual competition I know in the pipeline is the World Championships in Feb 2021
by le grand fromage
June 28th, 2020, 5:01 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1439
Views: 297948

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Don't expect he'll see it on here, but a shout out for Warren M in his 50+ A final today. Was second for a long time, but was passed with 400 to go and looked beaten to third but then came back over the last 100 to pip for second by 0.1 sec. After being in a dead heat for second yesterday in the he...
by le grand fromage
June 28th, 2020, 4:57 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: British Rowing Virtual Champs
Replies: 40
Views: 4482

Re: British Rowing Virtual Champs

Richard Cheeseman's 6:41 was very nice (was at 1:35s at the end) but the 65+ plus guys were actually faster that the rest of the 60+ in a very close race. George Perrin won in 6:59 which is pretty good at 68y. Thanks Lindsay for giving me another few seconds :D but I only did 6:45.3 :lol: Full scor...
by le grand fromage
June 28th, 2020, 4:47 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1439
Views: 297948

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

lindsayh wrote:
June 27th, 2020, 11:49 pm

That was nicely done Richard and the last sprint very impressive.
Cheers Lindsay
by le grand fromage
June 27th, 2020, 2:44 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)
Replies: 1439
Views: 297948

Re: Sub 7 Indoor Rowing Club (UK)

Ha cheers Mike glad to see you're still watching. Just popped onto the forum as there was something in the race handbook which I knew Navhaz had written about a while back re records. Yep felt I had good control of the race although not really in race shape due to the time of year ie I try and peak ...
by le grand fromage
June 27th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: WRIC goes Virtual
Replies: 9
Views: 1522

Re: WRIC goes Virtual

To add to the previous couple of posts: FISA and C2 between them also need to come to some understanding regarding possible world records. At the moment, "All static indoor rower 2000 meter record-breaking times must be rowed at a Concept2 sanctioned indoor rowing event with witnesses present." My ...