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by OarConsequences
April 2nd, 2014, 10:35 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: RowPro is horrible for Mac / Parallels --
Replies: 22
Views: 10385

Re: RowPro is horrible for Mac / Parallels --

If you aren't allocating enough RAM and disk space for your virtual machine, that could be the cause of issues running RowPro. You should compare their system requirements to your virtual machine specs.

Have you tried contacting RowPro's technical support?
by OarConsequences
April 1st, 2014, 1:34 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: RowPro is horrible for Mac / Parallels --
Replies: 22
Views: 10385

Re: RowPro is horrible for Mac / Parallels --

What are the specs on your Mac and your virtual machine?
by OarConsequences
March 19th, 2014, 8:38 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: 0 meters left, and projected finish and "split/500m"
Replies: 10
Views: 3362

Re: 0 meters left, and projected finish and "split/500m"

sharp_rower wrote:What about the 0 meters? Is the thing programmed so that there's no rounding and that when it says 0 the clock has definitely stopped?
If you're worried about it, you should just pull straight through 0.0 seconds displayed and you even can throw in an extra stroke if you want.
by OarConsequences
March 10th, 2014, 2:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What constitues an elite time?
Replies: 10
Views: 4015

Re: What constitues an elite time?

From the answers already given, clearly there is no defined level where a score is "elite" so you'll just have to go with calling yourself a 98th percentile rower for your category and let everyone else figure out if that's elite to them. Personally I think 5% is way too generous for elite level. I'...
by OarConsequences
February 19th, 2014, 6:00 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Looking for a used card reader.
Replies: 6
Views: 2217

Re: Looking for a used card reader.

Hmmm...looks like you should check eBay if you're set on a card reader.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/130554849096?lpid=82
by OarConsequences
February 19th, 2014, 5:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Half Marathon Pace
Replies: 8
Views: 4899

Re: Half Marathon Pace

Did a little more digging and found the following article: http://www.runnersworld.com/drinks-hydration/how-much-should-you-drink-during-a-half-marathon Key paragraph states: Drinking less, however, did result in greater physiological stress. Runners' body temperatures and heart rates were higher wh...
by OarConsequences
February 19th, 2014, 5:48 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Looking for a used card reader.
Replies: 6
Views: 2217

Re: Looking for a used card reader.

You don't need an external card reader. You can connect a laptop to the PM to get the data off of log cards.

If you have a bunch of fellow rowers though it would be quite inexpensive per person to chip in and just buy a new card reader.
by OarConsequences
February 19th, 2014, 1:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Half Marathon Pace
Replies: 8
Views: 4899

Re: Half Marathon Pace

Short answer, yes, you should eat and drink. You don't have to but your performance will suffer if you don't. See: http://therowingcompany.com/assets/docs/training/training_marathon_training_guide.pdf sections 3.3 and 3.4 in particular. It is for marathon training but obviously applies at least in p...
by OarConsequences
February 19th, 2014, 12:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Half Marathon Pace
Replies: 8
Views: 4899

Re: Half Marathon Pace

I would wager that fluctuating from 1:55 to 2:05 would give you far worse results than just holding 2:00. From a physics standpoint you will expend the least amount of energy for any given overall time by keeping the exact same average split over the entire duration. From a physiological and psychol...
by OarConsequences
February 11th, 2014, 7:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pacing on the day for ultra distances
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

Re: Pacing on the day for ultra distances

If you go by Paul's Law (+5 seconds for doubling the distance), your 100 mile split is going to be about 10 seconds slower than your marathon split. That's only a rule of thumb and I'm sure going from 26.2 miles to 100 miles is pushing the limits of how applicable the formula is. Nonetheless, I thin...
by OarConsequences
February 8th, 2014, 9:38 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: ErgData vs LogCard/Utility
Replies: 11
Views: 4861

Re: ErgData vs LogCard/Utility

I would at least get a log card since they are so cheap. You don't have to get a reader though it makes it more convenient to get the data downloaded. The log card allows you to easily get at your detailed data as well. The ErgData app only transfers the aggregate information, no splits. The best fe...
by OarConsequences
February 3rd, 2014, 9:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: The higher spm lower power trade-off
Replies: 8
Views: 2633

Re: The higher spm lower power trade-off

Of course it can. Think of it this way: How fast of a split do you think you could produce if you pulled 1 stroke per minute? That's an extreme example of course but the point is that stroke rate does play into maximizing your speed. Adjusting your stroke rate to your specific physiology will allow ...