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by Cyclingman1
August 7th, 2019, 5:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Low rate fast pace....how?!
Replies: 26
Views: 1158

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. ...
by Cyclingman1
July 26th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2nd lower back injury in 5 weeks.
Replies: 18
Views: 675

Re: 2nd lower back injury in 5 weeks.

Making comments on someone's back situation from afar is probably pretty meaningless, but what the hey. Chances are, you do not have any sort of disc, spine injury. That is good. It is more than likely muscular or some sort of connective tissues, etc. Those can be rested and strengthened. In particu...
by Cyclingman1
July 24th, 2019, 5:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity
Replies: 36
Views: 2201

Re: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity

Ray, having a strong stroke is ofcourse a goal to strive for, but we have to be able to use that stroke. In the end its seldom strength that is the limiting factor. Aerobic fitness is. If I'm reading Henry correctly, I'm in agreement. Must be getting soft in my old age. When I jumped into erging on...
by Cyclingman1
July 23rd, 2019, 11:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23843
Views: 2648272

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Well, no 6:20s 2K to report. Mid-summer check-in/check-out for a card-carrying member of the bad back rehab club. 7:23.x 2K today. Did it in faster/slower alternating fashion: 3x333 @1:49.4; 3x333 @1:52.4, DF 152, SPM 32, W/s: 8.0. Nothing to be alarmed about. No erg training to speak of: 62K total ...
by Cyclingman1
July 8th, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: L5-S1 disc injury and rowing
Replies: 14
Views: 8119

Re: L5-S1 disc injury and rowing

It's almost impossible to compare one person's L5-S1 disc herniation with another's. So many variables: age, how many times, percent herniation, other back/disc problems like spondylolisthesis, etc. If one is fairly young [<50], a first timer, and the herniation is not severe, recovery with rest is ...
by Cyclingman1
June 15th, 2019, 5:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23843
Views: 2648272

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

That's too many 6:59s in the past 12 months (6 I think) so not sure whether to be pleased by consistency or irritated by inability to get faster 2k = 6:59.6 Lindsay, that is a good place to be. For someone in their later 60s to be able to almost automatically dial in sub-7:00 is no small achievemen...
by Cyclingman1
May 23rd, 2019, 11:32 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: do we need a heart rate monitor for sure while rowing?
Replies: 30
Views: 3511

Re: do we need a heart rate monitor for sure while rowing?

Not sure why I'm chiming in on this topic. I'm a very long time endurance athlete, mostly running and cycling and now in my old age an erger. I've never used a HRM for training. Yrs ago, used one a few times for amusement sake and to get a chest strap to rub a big sore on my chest. I've always used ...
by Cyclingman1
May 6th, 2019, 6:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Painstakingly Slow Progress from Back Recovery
Replies: 23
Views: 1285

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: 1285

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: 23843
Views: 2648272

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: 1285

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: 3915

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: 858

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: 858

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: 3821

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...