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by hobbit
April 21st, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22174
Views: 2288190

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

10k SS 44:55 @2:14.8 df104 25spm. Would not be remarkable, but this is my first long piece for 3 weeks, after pulling a muscle in my back. Nice to be back. I'm using a slightly lower damping factor and higher spm, to make the pull less stressful. Having missed three of weeks of erging, I'm in a rush...
by hobbit
April 16th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Does tiny feet affect rowing?
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: Does tiny feet affect rowing?

The idea that either of us might go off the end of the rail, as someone discussed, is pretty funny. I must be about half way along when my legs are fully extended :lol: . It has nothing to do with the length of your legs. It has to do with the way you finish your stroke when rowing unstrapped. I se...
by hobbit
April 14th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22174
Views: 2288190

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

A big day. First row for two weeks :cry: since doing my back in rowing. My longest pause for almost a year. My back is still not quite right, so I decided to up the spm (29) and lower the df 85, to try to reduce the stress. So I managed 5k @ 2:09, as a welcome back present to myself. My back ached a...
by hobbit
April 14th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22174
Views: 2288190

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

A big day. First row for two weeks :cry: since doing my back in rowing. My longest pause for almost a year. My back is still not quite right, so I decided to up the spm (29) and lower the df 85, to try to reduce the stress. So I managed 5k @ 2:09, as a welcome back present to myself. My back ached a...
by hobbit
April 14th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Does tiny feet affect rowing?
Replies: 12
Views: 369

Re: Does tiny feet affect rowing?

I have massive :roll: size 6 (UK) feet and to answer your headline question, I don't think that it affects my rowing. As already suggested, it's being small that is a handicap. The idea that either of us might go off the end of the rail, as someone discussed, is pretty funny. I must be about half wa...
by hobbit
April 5th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing. There is no substitute.
Replies: 3
Views: 489

Re: Rowing. There is no substitute.

I'm using rowing for cross training for running. I'd suggest that you just do steady state rowing to improve your base cardio fitness, without the stress on the joints that running causes. If you really get the erging bug and want to improve your times, then you can look at the various Pete Plans, w...
by hobbit
April 5th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing & Running Fitness
Replies: 21
Views: 8079

Re: Rowing & Running Fitness

Does the pain from the meniscus tend to occur during direct pressure and full straightening of the leg? Off and on I've had flare ups for the past few months in the same knee, where I would go to stretch before getting out of bed in the morning, and that straight-leg lockout was crazy painful on on...
by hobbit
April 5th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing & Running Fitness
Replies: 21
Views: 8079

Re: Rowing & Running Fitness

As previously mentioned, rowing is NOT a good preparation for running. The muscles used and the motions are entirely in opposition and different. I know :) . I row to get good cardio when it's cold outside & just general cross training- I've got the bug... I always do 10min elliptics as a warm-up, ...
by hobbit
April 2nd, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing & Running Fitness
Replies: 21
Views: 8079

Re: Rowing & Running Fitness

Just a little rant to let off steam... Getting back to running is proving VERY frustrating. I'm working with an excellent PT and my torn knee meniscus is almost a thing of the past (still, 6 months lost). So I slowly increased duration and repetitions on the treadmill from 10 x (1' on/1' off) to 10 ...
by hobbit
March 25th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Prizes and manipulation
Replies: 58
Views: 1629

Re: Prizes and manipulation

As a start, Concept2 don't even need to offer a parallel list for the annual meters challenge (or the others, for that matter). They can just add an optional filter, like the one for "indoor rowing only", which would be "verified only". I think that would cut out a lot of the silliness. Adding an "u...
by hobbit
March 21st, 2019, 2:25 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22174
Views: 2288190

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

I've got used to erging with my dinky Bluetooth earbuds, but I dropped one yesterday and it's now sulking. So ... no music. To keep the boredom at bay, I split a 10k piece in two with 10min. of elliptics in the middle: 5k @2:14.5 22spm + 5k @2:16.8 22spm. I was pleased not to be too taxed mentally. ...
by hobbit
March 19th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Prizes and manipulation
Replies: 58
Views: 1629

Re: Prizes and manipulation

I'm in the "couldn't care less camp" on this. If folk want to cheat a system that is practically an open goal for a piece of paper or a T-shirt, then so be it. I'm not going to waste my energy on them. Keeping or improving my spot (around 1600) in the annual meters list does motivate me, but a cheat...
by hobbit
March 19th, 2019, 3:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22174
Views: 2288190

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Last nights workout, long story short: Training session turned into PB session because I screwed up Syncing ergdata/HRM to my PM5 before the workout, so all of my plans went out the window, and I changed plans at the 2000m mark. Started at 2:15 @ 15 SPM, dropped to 2:05 @17 SPM, realized that was w...
by hobbit
March 19th, 2019, 5:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How do i train hard enough to achieve 30 million metres a year
Replies: 35
Views: 1130

Re: How do i train hard enough to achieve 30 million metres a year

I take the numbers in the annual meters Honor board with a pinch of skepticism. There are some pretty wacky numbers - ages and meters rowed. Consider that the meters do not have to be verified by ergdata or USB stick. You can type in anything that you want.
by hobbit
March 17th, 2019, 2:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie seeking advice
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Newbie seeking advice

Hi! I'm exactly your size, so I suffer from the same handicap. As hjs mentioned, the best rowers are almost invariably tall, and mostly strong. To see how much that difference is worth, you might enjoy concept2's weight adjustment calculator: https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/training/calculato...