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by Allan Olesen
September 12th, 2019, 12:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Long & Low
Replies: 30
Views: 597

Re: Long & Low

I was using the Watts calculation to get to 70%/80% for my rudimentary pacing of sessions. If you are going by watts, it actually becomes much easier to find your r20 intensity: Just try to keep the same ratio between watts and stroke rate in your training, as you would in your 2k PB attempt. This ...
by Allan Olesen
September 12th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: SDK Questions
Topic: StrokeState change for the catch
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: StrokeState change for the catch

I have noticed the same as you, when I messed around with USB communication. I agree with James here. During a normal stroke sequence in the middle of a rowing session, the PM only has enough input to know two events: when the wheel starts accelerating when the wheel stops accelerating Everything, w...
by Allan Olesen
September 12th, 2019, 2:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Long & Low
Replies: 30
Views: 597

Re: Long & Low

It was definitely harder than it should have been. I think the split target of 2:00, which is more like 80% of my 2km pace, was probably too much. I think I was torn between hitting that pace rather than concentrating on the R20 element and going at something like 2:05. Something is really wrong he...
by Allan Olesen
September 11th, 2019, 2:30 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Plastic ring on Sprocket broken
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Plastic ring on Sprocket broken

As far as I know, the plastic ring was added for silencing the chain. So it is probably a bit louder now - like the old model C, which didn't have the plastic ring. The general rule of sprockets and chains in cycling is: If the chain is so worn that its length has increased, then you need to replace...
by Allan Olesen
September 9th, 2019, 12:49 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Question on warm up.
Replies: 41
Views: 681

Re: Question on warm up.

There are lots of effects of warm up on the body, including temperature increases (which improve collagen elasticity), and more vasodilation to allow better oxygen to muscles. I will have to google to get a better explanation (not being qualified doesn't usually stop me venturing an opinion). Some ...
by Allan Olesen
September 9th, 2019, 12:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Question on warm up.
Replies: 41
Views: 681

Re: Question on warm up.

That brisk walk will be doing you quite a lot of good to prepare you for the session Actually, Mike Caviston has a story about that too. I don't remember all the details, but I think it goes like this: When he trained his girl team, sometimes some of them hadn't done their homework, and as punishme...
by Allan Olesen
September 9th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rate my technique
Replies: 28
Views: 850

Re: Rate my technique

Allan, if you other stuff next to rowing, its very well possible to reach a pretty ok level. When I started erging, long ego, I also only did higher intensity stuff and max 3 sessions per week. This worked well in the short run, but like you said, did not build a big aerobic base. It doesn't sound ...
by Allan Olesen
September 9th, 2019, 2:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rate my technique
Replies: 28
Views: 850

Re: Rate my technique

My interval sessions (which is all I do on a rower) are primarily for getting my heart rate up to 90-95% max and then maintaining it for 4x4 minutes. That is a sure way of NOT reaching your potential. You do way too high share of your work at high intensity. You will be training your aerobic capaci...
by Allan Olesen
September 7th, 2019, 3:10 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Starting with new rower & PM5 not turning on when I start rowing
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Starting with new rower & PM5 not turning on when I start rowing

You will probably be more interested in statistics of how many meters you have rowed, rather than how many meters have been rowed on your rower. So I will recommend that you create an account in C2's online logbook, install Ergdata on your phone, connect it to the PM5 during rows and synchronize it ...
by Allan Olesen
August 27th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: HR Strap Battery Keeps Coming Off
Replies: 8
Views: 247

Re: HR Strap Battery Keeps Coming Off

Have you tried moving the strap to another position where it doesn't collide with the handle? You can probably move it a lot up or down and still get a valid HR signal. I sometimes carry it around my belly (a Garmin strap, but probably not any different from your strap). If that doesn't work, you co...
by Allan Olesen
August 27th, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: RE 2W / KG
Replies: 19
Views: 571

Re: RE 2W / KG

People who do not get of the couch, could very well be talented. Most talent is never discovered or developed. The fact that people nowadays often are very inactive only makes them very unfit, nothing more. They could easily shape up. The discussion was not about what most people would become capab...
by Allan Olesen
August 27th, 2019, 12:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Looking for training advice
Replies: 32
Views: 1294

Re: Looking for training advice

Feel like i made some progress on intervals today. Also, could you guys critique my form? Seems to me that you start each stroke with a jerk of your upper body. Perhaps because you want the chain to tighten up fast? Anyway, I don't think this jerk is beneficial for your rowing. Try starting with le...
by Allan Olesen
August 26th, 2019, 2:41 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: RE 2W / KG
Replies: 19
Views: 571

Re: RE 2W / KG

Don't be under the impression from others that a 7500m in 30 minutes is "Easy", lets be honest here that is basically impossible for more than half of the 50 year olds in the general population. That is understating it, I think. It is probably impossible for 80-90% of the general population at that...
by Allan Olesen
August 18th, 2019, 6:59 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Rate my technique
Replies: 28
Views: 850

Re: Rate my technique

Your stroke is a fantastic ‘by the book’ demo! Seriously, you do have the knack of illustrating, isolating, insulating, punctuating the recovery sequence: hands out of bow, upper body rockover from hips, knee break, picture-perfect catch position. I very nearly forgot to look at the drive portion i...
by Allan Olesen
August 17th, 2019, 12:01 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: PM5 potential issue
Replies: 7
Views: 396

Re: PM5 potential issue

Anth_F wrote:
August 17th, 2019, 10:45 am
anything over 4:15rest on intervals comes up a complete random number
Hm. Sounds like 0x00FF seconds in hex. Not really wanting to tick over to 0x0100 seconds, I guess.