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by Cyclingman1
May 6th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery
Replies: 23
Views: 609

Re: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery

I've been seriously considering getting a road bike. Not sure where to begin though or how much I'd have to spend, etc. I wouldn't even know how to change a tire if I had a flat. I'll likely sign up for some group rides and see if I like it. Mike, I imagine that Tucson has some great bike shops. Do...
by Cyclingman1
May 5th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery
Replies: 23
Views: 609

Re: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery

@Jim - I'm really elated to hear your progress! The fact that you're back to road biking is amazing! You've been through a lot. Much more than me with your recent back injury! When we subject our bodies to constant stress over years, eventually, something is going to give way. And backs are right a...
by Cyclingman1
May 3rd, 2019, 12:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22389
Views: 2332355

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

First 2K of this season after last year's disaster. Not much, but is a start.

2K: 7:17.2 @1:49.3, 150DF, 30SPM. Ultimately, trying to get back to 7:00.
by Cyclingman1
April 23rd, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery
Replies: 23
Views: 609

Re: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery

Well, Mike, I may be the poster boy for back issues in the last year. But I wouldn't know if my experiences are relevant to what you are having. First, the back/spine is an amazingly complex system of vertebrae, nerves, & muscles that is constantly under stress. So many things can go wrong, especial...
by Cyclingman1
April 20th, 2019, 5:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Runner needs advice - terrible rowing performance :D
Replies: 46
Views: 2574

Re: Runner needs advice - terrible rowing performance :D

What's happened here is that the OP got much fitter overall. I doubt seriously that a 90Kg male will be too weak to row. A little muscle toning was needed. Having done much running, cycling, and good bit of rowing, I maintain that running is the most important of the three in terms of being fit. It ...
by Cyclingman1
April 16th, 2019, 12:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How much does 2K time drop in off season?
Replies: 8
Views: 487

Re: How much does 2K time drop in off season?

The main point is can one mentally accept the drop off? No doubt, real veterans understand the cycle concept, peaking, etc. Nonetheless, it takes a lot of mental energy to keep reclimbing the fitness/racing hill. Makes it tempting to not have valleys. Maybe it is best to just not know how bad it has...
by Cyclingman1
April 15th, 2019, 3:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How much does 2K time drop in off season?
Replies: 8
Views: 487

How much does 2K time drop in off season?

Ok, so you've trained hard, done a plan, done intervals, etc and executed a SB or PB at a racing venue in Jan-Mar. But now you are in some kind of maintenance mode: less meters, more SS, fewer intervals. A couple of months later, you get a wild hair to find out where your 2K stands. How much of a dr...
by Cyclingman1
April 10th, 2019, 7:37 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR
Replies: 49
Views: 1933

Re: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR

There's no doubt that questioning someone's performance claims is a dicey situation. Has to be done carefully, but common sense is a good guide. In case of erging, logbook entries are not the end all, be all of determining capability. Obviously, several examples have been given where logbook would n...
by Cyclingman1
March 28th, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Hip replacement tuned to rowing?
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Hip replacement tuned to rowing?

Hopefully, I can shed a little light. I've had two hip replacements [2013 (L), 2018 (R)] after I started erging in 2012 with two different doctors. Both were aware I was an athlete. As far as special measures - maybe. I wish I could say exactly the product that was used. I do know that the materials...
by Cyclingman1
March 20th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR
Replies: 49
Views: 1933

Re: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR

All C2 results should be viewed with a gain of salt. I disagree. I think that bogus results stick out like a sore thumb. There have been countless records challenged and disallowed over the years. Virtually all record holders have a history and body of work that support a record. You get someone su...
by Cyclingman1
March 18th, 2019, 1:11 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR
Replies: 49
Views: 1933

Re: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR

Two changes have been made in the 30-39 Female LWt WRs. 10k: Anna Lewis, 37:54.4. 60 min: Jen House, 14904m. Lorraine has a verified 10K of 37:43.9. Apparently C2 did not see this time. And she has a non-verified 60 min at 15,202. Obviously one of these records she already has, and the other is just...
by Cyclingman1
March 15th, 2019, 5:25 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR
Replies: 49
Views: 1933

Re: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR

Of course, Lorraine Walker dominates the 30-39 LWT female field. When it all gets sorted out, within a year or so, she might well hold all 13 WRs in that category, even the 2K which has held since 2000.

See her profile on C2: https://www.concept2.com/news/concept2- ... ine-walker
by Cyclingman1
March 12th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR
Replies: 49
Views: 1933

Re: Questioning Luanne Suplick lightweight 60min WR

Bogus times appear at the top of rankings fairly frequently, although most are due to error or such - using none C2 machine, etc. World records not so much. In this case, Suplick's posted WR does not seem credible. Using a good predictive technique, using her 2K and 10K rankings from the same period...
by Cyclingman1
March 7th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Sub 6:30 by October. Training advice
Replies: 54
Views: 2063

Re: Sub 6:30 by October. Training advice

When I first saw this topic, it seemed like a pretty ambitious goal. But then I see that the OP is 6'4", age 36, 250lb, ex-athlete. And rows three times a week. I will 100% guarantee that if you do nothing different, you will reach 6:30 in 7-8 months. Don't really think that 2Ks are all that necessa...
by Cyclingman1
March 4th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22389
Views: 2332355

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Rod, Not sure I'm buying your recent posts. In Nov, you clocked in at 6:54.1. Since then you've been doing sharpening work on the erg and come in at 6:57.2 at the WRIC. Wondering how you reconcile that? I thought sub-6:50 was the goal. Last yr at WRIC, you did 6:58.1. Since then you've been doing th...