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by RayOfSunshine
August 14th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity
Replies: 36
Views: 2192

Re: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity

Nice work Ray! I know I congratulated you on the Sub7 group, but now reading this helps me understand your progression better. That is an outstanding milestone! Thanks Mike! I'm still a bit in shock. The last 3 minutes were 3 of the most awful minutes I've experienced. Of course, I seem to say that...
by RayOfSunshine
August 12th, 2019, 10:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity
Replies: 36
Views: 2192

Re: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity

Thanks for all the congrats everyone! That was my goal for the 2019/2020 season after barely going sub40 on 10k earlier this year.
by RayOfSunshine
August 11th, 2019, 10:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity
Replies: 36
Views: 2192

Re: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity

I’ve added in a very small amount of jogging ~1mile after each rowing session over the last month or so. I’m not sure, but I think it’s helping me to rate up a bit. I’m currently doing a RowPro 2K Plan. In RowPro the base work between intervals (UT2 I believe) is at higher rating than I think most ...
by RayOfSunshine
August 10th, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity
Replies: 36
Views: 2192

Re: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity

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Thank you. I'm super stoked right now.
by RayOfSunshine
July 27th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 2nd lower back injury in 5 weeks.
Replies: 18
Views: 667

Re: 2nd lower back injury in 5 weeks.

That sucks. I hope you feel better soon. There's really nothing new to my post. I've injured my back a few times in the year and a half I've been on. Always been when doing sprints with higher DF. The first time I didn't warm up/stretch properly. After that, it wasn't a lack of warm-up/stretching......
by RayOfSunshine
July 26th, 2019, 6:06 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Bikeerg no good for HIIT
Replies: 29
Views: 3929

Re: Bikeerg no good for HIIT

johnlvs2run wrote:
July 25th, 2019, 8:35 pm
RayOfSunshine wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 8:36 pm
I'm also part of an IRC as well.
Internet relay chat?

I haven't used once of those for a really long time.
Indoor rowing club
by RayOfSunshine
July 26th, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Wr 6k and 5.36.5 2k
Replies: 11
Views: 561

Re: Wr 6k and 5.36.5 2k

Thanks for sharing. I notice his stroke isn't as long (leaning back) as some of the others. His motion almost looks effortless and not nearly as fast as he's going.
by RayOfSunshine
July 24th, 2019, 7:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity
Replies: 36
Views: 2192

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 RayOfSunshine
July 23rd, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity
Replies: 36
Views: 2192

Re: Increasing stroke rate / aerobic capacity

Update: after about 3 weeks of rowing at higher sr, it's really feeling more natural. I never thought rowing strapless for an hour @ 28spm @ 60% or 70% of HRR would be beneficial. Wow, was I wrong. My reach/flexibility going into the catch is better (and I moved the # of holes showing from 3 to 4 on...
by RayOfSunshine
July 20th, 2019, 3:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training and smoking?
Replies: 40
Views: 1144

Re: Training and smoking?

My quit date was 12/12/17. I was 230-235lbs and started rowing. I realized i needed to eat better to achieve my goals, so I started making small changes to my diet along with quitting tobacco. Around my birthday, 1/27/18, I was still 230-235lbs and started the BPP. As I went along, I kept making sma...
by RayOfSunshine
July 18th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training and smoking?
Replies: 40
Views: 1144

Re: Training and smoking?

I quit dipping Copenhagen cold turkey on 12/12/17. I was up to 4 cans a day ($28) and had been chewing since I was probably 12. I was daily by the age of 16. I set a date about a month out, prayed for willingness every day until that day, then... quit. I was told the 1st 3 weeks would be the hardest...
by RayOfSunshine
July 14th, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: % HRR during 60min TT
Replies: 5
Views: 375

Re: % HRR during 60min TT

Having said that, your HR profile is probably in line with where mine would be. How have you measured your max HR? My max is simply my max observed. I've hit 187 3 times. Twice on erg, once on SkiErg. I completely agree about it being a limiting factor. I'm telling myself my max is higher and that ...
by RayOfSunshine
July 14th, 2019, 8:22 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: Stopped Smoking Want to Lose Weight
Replies: 8
Views: 940

Re: Stopped Smoking Want to Lose Weight

For me it was about setting specific goals. I quit chewing tobacco on 12/12/17 and wanted to lose weight. I can't just "lose weight", so I set a goal... complete the Pete Plan for beginners. I did a 48 min 10k, so I set a goal to do a sub 40 min 10k in a year (I took a little over, but I got there)....
by RayOfSunshine
July 12th, 2019, 9:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: % HRR during 60min TT
Replies: 5
Views: 375

% HRR during 60min TT

Below are the splits from my last 60min TT. I added the % HRR column. Does that look reasonable for a HR pattern? Would the following be a dumb idea? I was thinking about going out faster and trying to get my HR up to 174 (90% of HRR) much faster and holding it there until the last 6 minutes. Interv...
by RayOfSunshine
July 12th, 2019, 9:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rating and splits.
Replies: 16
Views: 659

Re: Rating and splits.

At the moment I'm trying to increase my rating a bit but here are my ratings on some PBs, for reference 1k - 33 2k - 31 5k - 24 30m - 24 10k - 23 60m - 22 HM - 22. I used to rate higher but have slowed without meaning to so am working on increasing it a bit. We are very close except 1k. I'm working...