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by hobbit
September 15th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing for Ironman Training/Jack Nunn
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Rowing for Ironman Training/Jack Nunn

"80% of training for a triathlon on the erg" - That's a pretty amazing strategy, which goes right against the usual thought that training is very sport-specific. Still his arguments for indoor rowing as fitness training are ones that we can all agree with here. Here's Jack Nunn's article: https://ww...
by hobbit
September 13th, 2019, 4:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for a shorter rower
Replies: 21
Views: 454

Re: Tips for a shorter rower

As a shorter rower myself, I sympathise, although it sounds like your wife is not bothering about going fast, which is very sensible of her. One factor unmentioned so far is the foot position. As I understand it, the ball of the foot should be over the hinge, which means setting the foot plates in a...
by hobbit
August 3rd, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Low rate fast pace....how?!
Replies: 26
Views: 1149

Re: Low rate fast pace....how?!

From the photo, it looks like he is really leaning back a long way at the end of the stroke - more like 2 o'clock or 2:30 than the recommended 1 o'clock. Thoughts?
by hobbit
August 3rd, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing & Running Fitness
Replies: 31
Views: 10492

Re: Rowing & Running Fitness

That 5 x 1k track session is actually a perfect predictor. Did my first 5k Parkrun for a year today in an acceptable 22:12. Lots more where that came from, I think. Note to myself: do not get overexcited and spoil it all by getting injured.
by hobbit
July 29th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing & Running Fitness
Replies: 31
Views: 10492

Re: Rowing & Running Fitness

I seem to have finally sorted out my glass legs, so I'm able to run every two days without parts of them complaining. I've just been slowly ramping up from 10 x 1min + 1min on the treadmill to 25min continuous outdoors. Last week I got serious and went to the track to do some intervals. The first ti...
by hobbit
July 7th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 23794
Views: 2642056

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: 419

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: 23794
Views: 2642056

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: 23794
Views: 2642056

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: 1174

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: 23794
Views: 2642056

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: 6253
Views: 814336

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: 23794
Views: 2642056

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: 31
Views: 10492

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: 31
Views: 10492

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 ...