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by Rubicon
April 3rd, 2018, 5:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What are your rowing goals for the 2018/2019 season?
Replies: 30
Views: 6646

Re: What are your rowing goals for the 2018/2019 season?

I’m looking for a sub7 2K this coming season, don’t know how realistic that is as I haven’t rowed a 2k piece for years now. All my work lately has been long steady distances a 500 km row in June followed by 1million Metres jan-march.
Going for full marathon next month, then seriously going for the 2k
by Rubicon
March 25th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Individual Challenges
Topic: Million Metre March
Replies: 10
Views: 7603

Re: Million Metre March

Not sure on what’s next, thinking Marathon on London marathon day then possibly follow the Pete plan for a while to thy and get a decent 2k time.
Always open to ideas though.
by Rubicon
March 24th, 2018, 5:39 pm
Forum: Individual Challenges
Topic: Million Metre March
Replies: 10
Views: 7603

Re: Million Metre March

Million Metre Completed today.
by Rubicon
February 15th, 2018, 4:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Distance training to Speed Training
Replies: 27
Views: 5039

Re: Distance training to Speed Training

Interesting. Your current workouts are Long Slow Distance aka "LSD" workouts. These are great workouts for basic fitness and they will make you faster. Additionally, this is the base workout for elite rower. Since you set a goal of 10^6 m between Jan 1 and Mar 31, keep on it. But let me make a few ...
by Rubicon
February 14th, 2018, 8:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Distance training to Speed Training
Replies: 27
Views: 5039

Re: Distance training to Speed Training

Felt a lot different to my normal row, normal row is, sit down and tug way till distance complete, no major fatigue just boredom and sore arse. This was a lot harder by comparison, had to concentrate to keep rate that slow, kept creeping up to 21-22 spm. Not going to lose focus on my goal, will bash...
by Rubicon
February 14th, 2018, 7:17 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Distance training to Speed Training
Replies: 27
Views: 5039

Re: Distance training to Speed Training

Thanks for all the advice people. (Jamesg, I will re read yours a few times before i get my head around that,but I'm impressed,i think) :P So today I done 12Km at 2.09.4 @ 19 SPM which (using my new found knowledge) equates to 8.5. This is a little more respectable I think for a heavyweight (105kg) ...
by Rubicon
February 13th, 2018, 12:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Distance training to Speed Training
Replies: 27
Views: 5039

Re: Distance training to Speed Training

Thanks Guys.
and I thought i wa doing well :P :P
Looks like I had better make a better plan then.
:oops: :oops: :oops:
by Rubicon
February 13th, 2018, 9:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Distance training to Speed Training
Replies: 27
Views: 5039

Re: Distance training to Speed Training

So are you saying my stroke will be weak currently, and I need to produce more Power to achieve a faster 2 K time?
How should I go about this? would a Higher drag factor help at all? what sort of power should I look at producing?
by Rubicon
February 13th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Distance training to Speed Training
Replies: 27
Views: 5039

Distance training to Speed Training

This year i set myself a goal of rowing 1 Million Metres between 1st Jan and 31st March. Things are well on track, I'm currently 520,000m in. Once this is complete, I intend to try and up my speed training in order to get a good 2K time (sub 7 hopefully) How should I go about changing my training to...
by Rubicon
January 17th, 2018, 2:51 am
Forum: Individual Challenges
Topic: Million Metre March
Replies: 10
Views: 7603

Re: Million Metre March

Good luck with the marathon, I am thinking of factoring one in along the way.
I too wear cycling shorts and have purchased one of them foam pads. No major problems at all so far, but saying that I’m only 200km in 1/5 of the way.
Good luck with the marathon mate, I will keep an eye out for ya.
by Rubicon
December 28th, 2017, 3:10 pm
Forum: Individual Challenges
Topic: Million Metre March
Replies: 10
Views: 7603

Re: Million Metre March

As for why, it gives me a target to aim for and some focus. As for why so on and off, my initial row 418km was as a fundraiser for TEAM RUBICON a disaster response charity, in which I raised £1250. Since completing that row I have been deployed to Uganda and the Caribbean with Team Rubicon so been o...
by Rubicon
December 27th, 2017, 3:09 pm
Forum: Individual Challenges
Topic: Million Metre March
Replies: 10
Views: 7603

Re: Million Metre March

Thanks for the reply’s giy’s

So good shorts a rest day and just keep plugging away.
I’m looking at sessions of 5k 4K 3k 2k1k 500 with rests of about 3 mins between.
And a 24hr clock session from 1800 down which is about 17k alternate these and I shouldn’t fall too far behind.
by Rubicon
December 19th, 2017, 7:14 pm
Forum: Individual Challenges
Topic: Million Metre March
Replies: 10
Views: 7603

Million Metre March

I’m planning on rowing a million meters between jan 1st and 31st March .
Anyone out there with any advise on how to tackle this?
I’ve not rowed since June 17 when I completed 418km in just over 3 weeks.
by Rubicon
December 19th, 2017, 6:50 pm
Forum: Virtual Team Challenge
Topic: Team Rubicon
Replies: 0
Views: 3248

Team Rubicon

Are there any fellow Greyshirts out there wanting to form a virtual team for the January challenge
by Rubicon
June 13th, 2017, 2:39 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Atlantic Row
Replies: 3
Views: 1576

Re: Atlantic Row

Thanks for the reply.
Yes the principle in rowing is the same, the seat moves on a rail whilst feet are held static so legs do play a big part, however, due to the ocean waves ect, a lot of power comes from the upper body.
The boat will be a four man boat with 2 persons rowing whilst two rest.