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by Cyclingman1
October 23rd, 2019, 11:59 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Rowing with DVT
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Rowing with DVT

mudgeg wrote:
October 23rd, 2019, 1:59 am
Apologies if this subject has appeared before
Look for "training with a DVD" in this forum. A lot of info in it.
by Cyclingman1
October 21st, 2019, 7:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Age related decline
Replies: 21
Views: 859

Re: Age related decline

Being aged [73] and in decline, I wish to chime in. Of course all of us decline, at first gradually and then more rapidly. Where those inflection points are vary individually. There are several factors that play a large role in decline and those are illness, injury, and training, how much and what k...
by Cyclingman1
October 10th, 2019, 6:56 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How good is 7:30 for 2000m?
Replies: 43
Views: 1749

Re: How good is 7:30 for 2000m?

If that was a fairly vigorous 5K, it is totally in keeping with your current 2K time. You can pretty much figure on 4-6 sec faster pace for 2K against 5K pace. You did 1:58 for 5K and 1:53 for 2K - exactly 5 sec differential.
by Cyclingman1
October 6th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 24636
Views: 2807645

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Gradually coming back up 2K ladder in old guy, 70+, category. Today: 2K: 7:15.2@1:48.8 DF 146 SPM 32 SPI 8.5. Pretty weak really. Had a couple of no workout days, so I gave it a shot. No speed work at all this yr. When you have not been going hard, it is hard to ramp it back up. I'm within hailing d...
by Cyclingman1
October 6th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How good is 7:30 for 2000m?
Replies: 43
Views: 1749

Re: How good is 7:30 for 2000m?

This predictor works pretty well if the guidelines are followed.

https://www.freespiritsrowing.com/forum ... -predictor
by Cyclingman1
October 5th, 2019, 5:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How good is 7:30 for 2000m?
Replies: 43
Views: 1749

Re: How good is 7:30 for 2000m?

First, look at the rankings for 2K, LWt on the Concept 2 site. A full yr, like 2019 is best. It appears you would be at the 67 percentile mark. So that is OK. Being a highly trained endurance athlete coming into erging, not sure what your potential for improvement is. Most people get better by becom...
by Cyclingman1
September 30th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How much improvement is possible in a few months?
Replies: 52
Views: 2137

Re: How much improvement is possible in a few months?

If you go to the Rankings page for the Logbook, you will see a link for indoor rower record requirements. That will go to a requirements page. Verification is automatic for Ergdata, LogCard, or Memory stick. If not using those, go to Memory page, then Data, then "+". On that page, go down to the fou...
by Cyclingman1
September 30th, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How much improvement is possible in a few months?
Replies: 52
Views: 2137

Re: How much improvement is possible in a few months?

So, if I claimed for 30 min to do in April 7024m @2:08.1 and increase that to 7981m @1:52.7 in Sept [all unverified], you would say "good job," or not possible? That is a 47% increase in power. I asked this person to please post verified times, but this weekend I saw this posting at the top of the 7...
by Cyclingman1
September 26th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Plantar fascitis
Replies: 9
Views: 587

Re: Plantar fascitis

Ice 4/5 times a day for 15 min and foot/ankle compression sleeve.
by Cyclingman1
September 24th, 2019, 3:00 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How much improvement is possible in a few months?
Replies: 52
Views: 2137

Re: How much improvement is possible in a few months?

Henry, Have written two emails to him and did ask if he was aware of verification and where to find the info. No response on that subject. However, when I first wrote, I got back a response that indicated that he had suddenly found a rowing "zone" that propelled him to 7:11 for 2K. Being literally f...
by Cyclingman1
September 24th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How much improvement is possible in a few months?
Replies: 52
Views: 2137

Re: How much improvement is possible in a few months?

Maybe forgotten in this particular case is that I'm speaking of the 70+ HWt catergory. The improvements that I mentioned have to be in that context. In looking at 2K rankings over the last few yrs, the number of 70+ HWt ergers under 8:01 ranges from 12 - 25 %. So it can be said that 8:01 is NOT pede...
by Cyclingman1
September 24th, 2019, 7:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How much improvement is possible in a few months?
Replies: 52
Views: 2137

Re: How much improvement is possible in a few months?

Thanks for replies. I really don't like calling out the possibility of someone posting inaccurate times. If the times are legit, I would feel like a real jerk. But to the question of does any of it matter? In the big scheme, no. But as Lindsay says, I think we all have an interest in helping ensure ...
by Cyclingman1
September 23rd, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How much improvement is possible in a few months?
Replies: 52
Views: 2137

Re: How much improvement is possible in a few months?

I wasn't really trying to emphasize any one no verification, per se. But absolutely no verifications is another matter. If, say, one-half of a person's rankings are verified, it's really easy to see if an unverified time does not fit. To follow up on Lindsay's suggestion, I think that perhaps the to...
by Cyclingman1
September 23rd, 2019, 3:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: How much improvement is possible in a few months?
Replies: 52
Views: 2137

How much improvement is possible in a few months?

I know that this question has come up in various forms several times thru the yrs. I also know that there are numerous variables. For example, a newby can make rapid gains, but even they have gradations in starting capabilities and circumstances. I know that when I started erging about 8 yrs ago, I ...
by Cyclingman1
August 7th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Low rate fast pace....how?!
Replies: 26
Views: 1473

Re: Low rate fast pace....how?!

I have an alternative view about low rates. With all due respect to those who swear by them, I don't find low rates to be necessary. Everything and more can be accomplished at higher rates. First of all, low rate rowing is not "easy." The key piece of information that pertains is Watts/stroke rate. ...