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by hobbit
August 4th, 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Short people problems?
Replies: 26
Views: 565

Re: Short people problems?

I'm an even smaller rower, also old, so my results show what's possible. Far from the lofty heights of the forum stars. I don't think that there are any special "tricks for the shorter/lighter rower". You have already had the benefit of the wisdom of the forum sages. I use a damping factor of about ...
by hobbit
July 28th, 2020, 2:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Aerobic base building
Replies: 9
Views: 530

Re: Aerobic base building

Hello MSY, I am in a similar situation to you. I was running 50-60k/week until a month ago. Then an old shin injury flared up, so I fell back on erging for my cardio fix. Then I managed to strain a lat (God knows how). After three weeks of slowly raising the damping factor and avoiding too violent a...
by hobbit
July 22nd, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28866
Views: 3736990

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

A tentative 2 x 2k at df 75, 2:19. A few weeks ago, I was chugging along nicely at 7k a day, then I pulled some muscle or other in my upper back, which stopped all rowing. At the same time, the recurrence of an old shin injury stopped me running, so ... no cardio for two weeks :shock: . Just when I ...
by hobbit
July 6th, 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28866
Views: 3736990

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

50 Km takes me approx 4H 45 M (one 3 minute break for drinking) --- being 56 year old white collar worker with to much flesh on the bone.... done 3 x 100 kms ---- basically a mentally challenge just as much as a physical one I would say I agree with the mental challenge part. Rowing even 10k with s...
by hobbit
July 1st, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28866
Views: 3736990

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

What is classed as grey zone? Between 70% HR capped sessions and 90-100% sessions. All my training is in that zone, has been for the last 15 years. That's interesting. There is a recurrent theme that keeping it slow is the only way. And here's some who's top of the World rankings daring to say that...
by hobbit
July 1st, 2020, 10:08 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Help needed improving power generated each stroke
Replies: 22
Views: 1050

Re: Help needed improving power generated each stroke

Jonathan, I'm even shorter and considerably lighter than you are. Older also :( . Loads of excellent advice here, as ever. I've been using this follow along session from Dark Horse rowing to improve my technique: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pymKHcywkuc Find out how it feels to row at 12spm! I no...
by hobbit
June 30th, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28866
Views: 3736990

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

I'm now one month into my comeback, but I just had to take a 10 day break due to a muscle pull in my ribs. I'm not even sure how I got it. Today, I sat down on the rower and decided to do a hard 5k on a whim. Almost changed my mind after 1k, but got my oomph back and carried on to the bitter end. 21...
by hobbit
June 17th, 2020, 3:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie here, need feedback on form.
Replies: 15
Views: 781

Re: Newbie here, need feedback on form.

I'm late to the party, but I just wanted to add that as you are using Dark Horse Rowing, I have found his Beginner's 20min session with drills very useful and fun. I do it most days as a reminder. There are little bits of all the good stuff, including strapless. What I found particularly useful was ...
by hobbit
June 16th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28866
Views: 3736990

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

After two weeks back on the rowing bandwagon, I'm getting some Mojo back. Borrowed someone else's recent session of 4 x 2k with 4min rest. Had no idea what pace I could/should be at, so I played around with the pace/spm, just having fun. It's going to be a few more weeks before I can have a shot at ...
by hobbit
June 16th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28866
Views: 3736990

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

All worked well till about 1k, legs were fresh and the effort felt easier than last week's 1,25k prep. Than I inhaled a fly, could hardly breath and instantly had to stop. I would call this "force majeure"! First time this happened during rowing, only a few times on the bike, bad luck! What terribl...
by hobbit
June 14th, 2020, 4:52 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 8274
Views: 1140456

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

Rod wrote:
June 13th, 2020, 9:32 am
Today.... it was the ''BIG ONE'', the Marathon,

Delighted to report I set a new British record in the 60-69 year olds Lightweight (under 75 kilo) Category.

2:47:22.5

1:59.0 pace
Great stuff, Rod! What a roll you're on. You're an inspiration to us older, LW rowers.
by hobbit
June 14th, 2020, 4:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Importance of stretching?
Replies: 15
Views: 1180

Re: Importance of stretching?

I don't think that stretching helps my rowing much. I just do it to keep generally fit. Damned if I'm going to end up like one of those hunched-up old men that you see. Also I had a stiff neck that was diagnosed as slight arthritis, so I do lots of spinal flexibility exercises to keep that at bay, i...
by hobbit
June 14th, 2020, 9:22 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing speed vs running speed
Replies: 25
Views: 2165

Re: Rowing speed vs running speed

I too row faster than I run, despite being totally the wrong size and shape for rowing. My best 5k running, since turning 60, is 22:11, whereas for rowing it's 21:03 (that was a good day). For 10k running, my only effort (whilst tearing a knee meniscus) is 48:10, whereas rowing it's 43:(whatever it...
by hobbit
June 11th, 2020, 5:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Max heart rate different for indoor rowing vs. running?
Replies: 49
Views: 1990

Re: Max heart rate different for indoor rowing vs. running?

Minimum power is around 2W/kg nominal weight; adjust for age and sex. What is the difference between nominal weight vs actual weight? And how does one adjust for age & sex? Watts = amps x volts? How does this relate to what we do on the erg? Addressing the last point... Also, and more relevant: Wat...
by hobbit
June 6th, 2020, 6:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28866
Views: 3736990

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Biggest day since getting back on the erg last Tuesday: Before breakfast: 20min drills with Dark Horse rowing follow along. Keeps me from getting bored on my C2 at home with a broken monitor. Also drills are good. p.m. 10k to finish the heptathlon. 45:53.9 10,000m 2:17.6 134 761 21 139 9:07.7 2,000m...