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by Cyclingman1
January 16th, 2020, 5:53 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: January challenge results
Replies: 4
Views: 147

Re: January challenge results

If you have a concern about fake results you should write an email to rowing@concept2.com and have the folks that can actually do something about it take a look at your report. I've taken that route a few times with minimal success. Most of us do not have direct evidence of cheating, but merely sus...
by Cyclingman1
January 13th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Gensen Palmer's 2,372,000 m Holiday Challenge
Replies: 19
Views: 589

Re: Gensen Palmer's 2,372,000 m Holiday Challenge

I don't want to be obsessed about it, but, in general, verified distances and times are needed for any sort of competition or ranking. At least for those at or near the top, whether that be times for rankings or meters for challenges. I suppose Concept 2 could do it under the covers for challenges, ...
by Cyclingman1
January 8th, 2020, 3:28 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Statins
Replies: 26
Views: 587

Re: Statins

the problem with statins is not with muscle pain, per se. It is the impact that statins have on mitochondria, the oxidation machines of the body. That is the reason that performance can go down a good bit. Your body cannot process oxygen as well as before. As said, that is a side effect for only a f...
by Cyclingman1
January 7th, 2020, 4:48 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Statins
Replies: 26
Views: 587

Re: Statins

It is a known side effect of statins for some people. I experienced it, although took me longer to figure it out. And I did it twice - stupid me.
by Cyclingman1
January 6th, 2020, 6:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Age related decline
Replies: 93
Views: 4621

Re: Age related decline

This dude is posting times right next to TJO the 70+ HWT WR holder in almost all categories, while being 5-8, 166 lb. His improvement [all unverified] from Apr, 2019 thru Dec, 2019 has been at least 15 sec of pace for all distances - not really possible. For example: 10K: 4/16/19, 43:33.8 @ 2:10.6; ...
by Cyclingman1
January 5th, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age related decline
Replies: 93
Views: 4621

Re: Age related decline

Good to see some familiar people (Glenn, Jim, Mark). I think age decline is dependent, in large part, to the ability to handle training load. Once the rowing bug really takes hold, one is usually not going to give it up very easily. I'm sure I'll be rowing and posting at age 80 and beyond. Regardin...
by Cyclingman1
January 4th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Where's Henry (hjs) ???
Replies: 17
Views: 609

Re: Where's Henry (hjs) ???

Yes sadly Henry's back has forced him to step back (whilst he still can). Definitely one of the good guys (we met a couple of times). Must be very frustrating for someone who has been so active all their lives. This is what he wrote recently: Guys, not much rowing from me lately, my rower is broken...
by Cyclingman1
December 30th, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 25437
Views: 2978164

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

That is exactly one of the trainings I advocate for in race preparation: sub-race distance time trials near race pace.

I too last Fri did a 1500m time trial @5:16.3, 1:45.4 pace, 33 SPM, 153 DF. Hopefully, that is a good indicator for me. Still have some work to do.
by Cyclingman1
December 29th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete’s Plan for 1000m?
Replies: 13
Views: 561

Re: Pete’s Plan for 1000m?

Maybe I just have not looked at the plan closely enough, but my first impression is that it is a bit much and misses the mark somewhat for 1K. It seems like a lot of meters to me. And I really do not much like the interval layout, etc. The eye rejects it. The only plan that I've liked even a little ...
by Cyclingman1
December 25th, 2019, 1:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age related decline
Replies: 93
Views: 4621

Re: Age related decline

Atl Erg Sprints are moving from Ga Tech to Venture Crossfit, not too far from Tech, after all of those years at Tech. So far no registration info, etc.
by Cyclingman1
December 24th, 2019, 9:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age related decline
Replies: 93
Views: 4621

Re: Age related decline

Don't wimp. !!
by Cyclingman1
December 23rd, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: critique needed
Replies: 11
Views: 412

Re: critique needed

Press toes into foot rest during drive phase.
by Cyclingman1
December 23rd, 2019, 12:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Member - video critique
Replies: 13
Views: 462

Re: New Member - video critique

Press toes into foot rest during drive phase.
by Cyclingman1
December 22nd, 2019, 1:29 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age related decline
Replies: 93
Views: 4621

Re: Age related decline

I like posting on this thread because fighting against the past and decline is very real for me. At times it seems like I'm making a little progress, but then the reality of the numbers sets in. Today: 10K: 38:26 @1:55.3, DF 148, SPM 31. That is about #20 out of over 800 +60, All Wts, posters this y...
by Cyclingman1
December 16th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Age related decline
Replies: 93
Views: 4621

Re: Age related decline

Cyclingman, why such a high df? I know, all the WR holders, etc, etc use <= 135 or so. But I just feel more connected to machine with higher DFs. I actually vary somewhat, ranging from say 146 to 165. Lower on longer pieces. Maybe someone has an explanation. I'm not an overly powerful rower. I do h...