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by hobbit
June 24th, 2019, 9:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Row then lift or lift then row?
Replies: 15
Views: 278

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: 22778
Views: 2421147

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: 5834
Views: 752596

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: 22778
Views: 2421147

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: 8844

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: 8844

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: 548

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: 1318

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: 371

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: 22778
Views: 2421147

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: 8844

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, ...
by hobbit
May 20th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 5834
Views: 752596

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

New PB for 60min! +260m. Was aiming for @2:12 before I sat down, but going a bit faster felt fine, then I just carried on to the bitter end. 1:00:00.0 13,735m 2:11.0 156 835 25 10:00.0 2,286m 2:11.2 155 832 25 20:00.0 2,287m 2:11.1 155 833 24 30:00.0 2,280m 2:11.5 154 828 24 40:00.0 2,285m 2:11.2 15...
by hobbit
May 19th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22778
Views: 2421147

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

NEW WORLD RECORD 100k Mixed Tandem Time ............. 6 Hours 51 minutes 16.2 seconds On Saturday I did this with my wife Carol Woodward at the ''Row for it'' event in Birmingham (UK Midlands) It was in the 60-69 Lightweight category for a ''mixed couple'' (as in a man and a woman...you don't have ...
by hobbit
May 8th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22778
Views: 2421147

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

We seem to off to a cracking start to the new season. Congratulations all round! I'm trying to keep up 10k a day for as long as I can, but it's hard to make up missed days. Yesterday: power hike with 800m of vertical ascent in 60min. Just a nice early season outing. Had to wear hiking shoes due to t...
by hobbit
May 4th, 2019, 3:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Global Marathon and Century Challenge
Replies: 34
Views: 1241

Re: Global Marathon and Century Challenge

lindsayh wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 8:20 pm
if you are interested British Rowing have a marathon theme and lots of info just posted
British Rowing <indoor@britishrowing.org>
Lindsay, that link is dead. I couldn't find what you intended, otherwise I would have posted it myself.