Search found 216 matches

by hobbit
July 7th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23037
Views: 2481204

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Gradually cranking up the erging after resting my golfer's elbow (on the inside - tennis elbow is on the outside) for a few weeks. So, 3 by 2k @2:14 with 2min rest. A relaxed effort as it was after a sweaty treadmill session: 15 x 1min fast/1min slow (5.5 k per h). First five warming up. Last 10 at ...
by hobbit
July 5th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Do you mix up targets or keeping banging away....?
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: Do you mix up targets or keeping banging away....?

After going for a few longer PBs, as I'm not made either dimensionally, psychologically or physiologically for sprints, I've now relaxed into trying to row as many meters as possible, heretically at junk meter pace :shock: . I reckon that it's still money in the crosstraining bank for my main aim, w...
by hobbit
June 26th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23037
Views: 2481204

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

With your height, you should certainly stay away from rate 20 work, most rowers are tall and rate is for them, they are not seldom a footh longer, so per stroke they cover a lot more ground. Think about it, would a short guy make the same strides as a tall one? Would they even consider that? Useful...
by hobbit
June 26th, 2019, 9:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23037
Views: 2481204

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

I am 5'4(162 CM) and about 165lbs (74.84 KG) so that may play a part as well. Welcome to the forum! At last, someone else the same height as me. Sometimes I feel a bit out of place amongst all these giants. However, with almost 20kg on me and a talent for heavy lifting, you are clearly not the same...
by hobbit
June 24th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Row then lift or lift then row?
Replies: 22
Views: 949

Re: Row then lift or lift then row?

Email me and I can send you the full text of the article that I based my "5 Keys" article on. Or, if you have an institutional subscription, you can access it here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21425890 No need to bother Will. Anyone can get the pdf, because one of the authors has put it on ...
by hobbit
June 22nd, 2019, 4:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23037
Views: 2481204

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

No Summer solstice HM for me either :(. Finally paddled to 10k, but could do no more. My mind was not in the right place, at all. Also I've been slowly getting tendonitis in my left elbow from rowing, possibly combined with excessive pull-ups. Reduced the df to 100, but that didn't stop the rot. So,...
by hobbit
June 21st, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 5924
Views: 770755

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

First HM 1.31.44 21097 2.10.4 23 18.41.1 4300 2.10.3 23 18.42.4 8600 2.10.5 23 18.43.8 12900 2.10.6 23 18.55.0 17200 2.11.9 23 (had to wipe sweat out of eyes - ouch) 16.41.9 21097 2.08.5 24 Dino suggested I aim for 2.10.3. Can't fault that pacing advice! Nice one, Max! Good pacing - You only took 1...
by hobbit
June 19th, 2019, 4:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23037
Views: 2481204

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

https://i.postimg.cc/zLNC94yz/20190619-073443.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/s1xYdYgh/20190619-073514.jpg Mixed bag today. I intended to do 6 x 1k but I went off too fast and wanted to quit after 3 reps, but I'm happy with how it turned out in the end. I then set up for 20 mins steady paced and unexpecte...
by hobbit
June 17th, 2019, 3:40 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing & Running Fitness
Replies: 27
Views: 9146

Re: Rowing & Running Fitness

Hobbit, that's awesome. Keep up the great work. Thanks for the support! My "fitness journey" :roll: is pretty eccentric, compared with most of the folk on this fine forum. Coming back to your previous post about the Skierg, I did think about it, as I love cross-country skiing, but two things put me...
by hobbit
June 16th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing & Running Fitness
Replies: 27
Views: 9146

Re: Rowing & Running Fitness

"Ran" the French vertical kilometer championships today. It was a bit of a struggle towards the end - had to pause to catch my breath a couple of times :oops:. Still, I managed a new PB of 57:50 for exactly 1,000m of vertical gain, which was nice. I was disappointed to be 10th out of 18 starters in ...
by hobbit
June 7th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), also known as electromyostimulation
Replies: 13
Views: 705

Re: Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), also known as electromyostimulation

There are certainly plenty of athletes who take electrostimulation very seriously, both for recovery and improving muscle strength.

The Rolls-Royce of electrostimulators are made by the Swiss company Compex: https://www.compex.com/uk/. To no-one's surprise, they are not cheap.
by hobbit
June 7th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(
Replies: 32
Views: 1747

Re: Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(

I'm feeling pretty "meuh" about erging too at the moment. Let's face it, it's not the world's most exciting activity. For the last few weeks, I've just been trying not to slide too far down the "distance rowed this season" ranking. Here's my tip: I may have had a breakthrough today, because I finall...
by hobbit
June 3rd, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Arthritic knees.
Replies: 7
Views: 453

Re: Arthritic knees.

Hi all, i've recently had results of MRI scan of L R Knees. My Doc informs me i have Patellofemoral degeneration and Chodromalacia of both knees. His advice was to keep rowing as i don't get any pain. Anyone else got nuisance knees. I've had a lot of this in the past, due to being bandy legged, IMH...
by hobbit
May 31st, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23037
Views: 2481204

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

But... started off feeling really good, brain decided that I was going to smash my 10k PB, so went along at 2.06. The body rebelled at this after a while, so the brain kicked in again and decided to have a crack at my 5k PB. Big battle between brain and body, resulting in a compromise pace that lef...
by hobbit
May 30th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing & Running Fitness
Replies: 27
Views: 9146

Re: Rowing & Running Fitness

2nd power hike of the year. The first with running shoes, as the snow melts. My increased erging, compared to a year ago, is paying off, as I got a PB on my 800m vertical climb test piece: 52:22, 20s off last year's record. More to come, as I'm not grooved into the movement yet. I use hiking poles, ...