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by DNA_Rower
July 2nd, 2020, 3:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 8205
Views: 1125445

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Went sub 7’ for my 2k. :D Somewhat buoyed with some other times I thought I’d give it a go but be sensible this time and avoid a HD at all costs. The plan worked - hard away, sit on 1:45 and wind it up from 400 with everything I’d got left for the last 21 strokes. I don’t think my HR really was 208...
by DNA_Rower
June 30th, 2020, 9:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 8205
Views: 1125445

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

winniewinser wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 8:51 am
That's a really tidy 5k and just about where I'm looking to push towards next. Congrats!
If your 10k or 2k times are anywhere recent then you should be fine with a <18:30 5k - they are much better than my times (although my PBs in those distances are from a couple of years ago).
by DNA_Rower
June 30th, 2020, 9:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 8205
Views: 1125445

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

KeithT wrote:
June 30th, 2020, 8:31 am
Nice consistent effort. Did you have anything left at the end?
Not much. There was a real danger I slipped over 18:30 so took a lot of mental strength to make sure the last 250m kept me under!
by DNA_Rower
June 30th, 2020, 4:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 8205
Views: 1125445

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Rested up for a few days and retested my 5k. Followed Stu's advice and went out a bit faster and tried to hold on to it. Felt really good and delighted to join the sub 18 club. The last kilometre was really tough but I am so happy. If I never go faster than this again I can live with it. Time Pace ...
by DNA_Rower
June 30th, 2020, 4:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 8205
Views: 1125445

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Next target is <18:30 5k (just need 3s for that) and I might try a 2k just to see where I am now. Well done, the 8k is a big milestone, the sub18:30 should now be relative easy :) Well, it certainly wasn't easy, but I managed to get my first <18:30 5k this morning. Again it was the second attempt a...
by DNA_Rower
June 24th, 2020, 6:36 am
Forum: Links and Articles
Topic: Erging for "tech bros" and VCs (venture capitalists)
Replies: 0
Views: 330

Erging for "tech bros" and VCs (venture capitalists)

I wrote an article about erging and why it's so suitable for people working in technology:

https://medium.com/@Major_Grooves/ergin ... fe58cc6893
by DNA_Rower
June 23rd, 2020, 3:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 8205
Views: 1125445

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Since I started erging semi-regularly 5 years ago, my big target has been to row 8k in 30min. Thanks partly to COVID lockdown, I have had my most consistent stretch of following the Pete Plan ever for the last 6 months. I attempted to hit my 30min target on Sunday, but HD with less than 5min to go. ...
by DNA_Rower
June 11th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 8205
Views: 1125445

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

It's been a while since I last posted here but I'm glad I now have an excuse. Lockdown has been good for me - consistent Pete Plan since January and I just beat my first proper PB since 2017, knocking 4s off my 5k to get 18:33.3 Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M HR 18:33.3 5,000m 1:51.3 254 1172 29 ...
by DNA_Rower
November 25th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Using your erg for non-rowing exercises
Replies: 2
Views: 497

Using your erg for non-rowing exercises

I was wondering if I could use my C2 erg for some alternative exercises, that maybe focus on the core more directly and found this website: https://furthermore.equinox.com/articles/2015/03/indo-row-workout-plank I tried the abs roller one and boy my abs were killing the next day. Anyone else tried u...
by DNA_Rower
June 24th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 frequent SPM Spikes
Replies: 34
Views: 5552

Re: PM5 frequent SPM Spikes

Well, that answers that. 30min at 2:00/500m pace and not a single SPM spike after updating firmware to 166.
by DNA_Rower
June 24th, 2019, 1:01 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 frequent SPM Spikes
Replies: 34
Views: 5552

Re: PM5 frequent SPM Spikes

I have a brand new Model D with PM5. Firmware is #163 I didn't notice any SPM spikes at first, but when I did a half-marathon on Friday it was going crazy. See pic below. Strangely, the spikes stopped about half-way through the piece. However I also notice that the first few ergs I did on the machin...
by DNA_Rower
August 21st, 2018, 8:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Logging rest meters
Replies: 3
Views: 1189

Logging rest meters

If you do a interval session with ErgData connected to a PM5, then when you log the session to the C2 logbook, your rest meters will be included in the total distance. i.e. if you log 8*500m and do 2000m rest in between the sprints, it will be logged as a 4000m session but you will actually get 6000...
by DNA_Rower
July 19th, 2018, 5:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2283
Views: 263203

Re: Pete Plan Thread

I'm wondering how much progress one should be making on each cycle of the PP pieces. I've managed to get back on the PP wagon recently and I'm getting "PB"s each time I do a piece, but I wonder if progress is fast enough. Note - I do not manage to do 6 sessions a week. Average is probably 4. Example...
by DNA_Rower
June 1st, 2018, 6:04 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Protein shakes after erging - worth it?
Replies: 31
Views: 8026

Re: Protein shakes after erging - worth it?

Good Day, I find creatine helps me recover better and can train harder the next day. That said, I also eat a buttload of protein and always make sure to have 30g within 20 minutes of erg. I do not currently lift weights and I have been putting on noticeable muscle. That started to happen when I ram...
by DNA_Rower
May 19th, 2018, 4:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rowing gloves for heavy sweaters
Replies: 17
Views: 4489

Re: Rowing gloves for heavy sweaters

I don't mind sweating in the gym, but in every day life I can just walk to the shops and I have a sweat patch on my chest. Same. I'll sweat if I walk briskly, even in (British) winter, and in summer I'll sweat (lightly) pretty much all through the day unless I have aircon or a fan or something. Run...