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by fischmeister
May 19th, 2021, 2:08 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Why did you stop using RowPro ?
Replies: 27
Views: 6817

Re: Why did you stop using RowPro ?

Haha, that sounds very much like my story. Except that I never tried RowPro. Started with ErgData and headphones and did structured workouts following a plan. It was okay, I had goals and worked towards them. “Worked“ is the key word. Then I discovered rowing on Zwift - a real game changer. Suddenly...
by fischmeister
May 19th, 2021, 9:19 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Can I share my PM5 data live with my coach on internet?
Replies: 3
Views: 391

Re: Can I share my PM5 data live with my coach on internet?

Maybe this is an option: https://www.concept2.com/service/softwa ... ace-online

You´ll have to find out if you can set up a race without competitor.
by fischmeister
May 17th, 2021, 8:46 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Olympic Virtual Series Rowing
Replies: 1
Views: 783

Re: Olympic Virtual Series Rowing

It doesn´t really sound like a competition: https://olympics.com/en/news/if-you-lov ... mpic-virtu
by fischmeister
April 28th, 2021, 10:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Focus vs. Distraction
Replies: 41
Views: 3144

Re: Focus vs. Distraction

Right from the start I always rowed with music via headphones. A great way to listen to well-known tunes (when concentrating on technique and not really needing distraction) or to discover new music (when doing long steady work and needing distraction). Then I tried watching TV or youtube - that did...
by fischmeister
April 27th, 2021, 7:05 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Olympic Virtual Series Rowing
Replies: 1
Views: 783

Olympic Virtual Series Rowing

I stumbled across this announcement in the Zwift forum and couldn´t really find anything detailed, especially for rowing. What do they mean by "open format"? Does anyone have further insight? https://www.olympic.org/news/international-olympic-committee-makes-landmark-move-into-virtual-sports-by-anno...
by fischmeister
March 31st, 2021, 3:49 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Rubbery 'threads' coming off pulley...shock cord fraying?
Replies: 19
Views: 3041

Re: Rubbery 'threads' coming off pulley...shock cord fraying?

The new bungee arrived and I got it installed fairly quickly - less than an hour without rushing anything. There are a couple of tricky bits which I recorded in the video, so that if I have to do it again, I'll know what to do. Link to 11 minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycYOtU9xiJE Awe...
by fischmeister
March 3rd, 2021, 8:46 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Mud Season Madness Fatigue
Replies: 7
Views: 1325

Re: Mud Season Madness Fatigue

Connect your rower to Zwift and time will fly B)

https://zwiftinsider.com/rowing-on-zwift/

PainSled is available for Android, too.

Be careful not to do the 10k challenge accidentally. :wink:
by fischmeister
March 1st, 2021, 7:10 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Endurance erging - A place to discuss 42, 50, 100k upwards.
Replies: 123
Views: 7669

Re: Endurance erging - A place to discuss 42, 50, 100k upwards.

Waow, lots to learn for me :o My longest row yet was a little over 30k, want to do my first marathon in the near future. Since I discovered rowing in Zwift I have totally shifted from dedicated 2k training to endurance rowing. My goals are now finishing long routes in Zwift, rowing up Alpe d´Huez or...
by fischmeister
February 5th, 2021, 9:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Feet - how to use them
Replies: 11
Views: 1105

Re: Feet - how to use them

Waow, that´s exactly what I was looking for - thank you so much! So I don´t have to waste time trying to learn to row with my heels :idea:
by fischmeister
February 5th, 2021, 4:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Feet - how to use them
Replies: 11
Views: 1105

Re: Feet - how to use them

Thank you very much for your input, it´s getting clearer. Maybe my confusion comes from the hint to treat the push like a (horizontal) jump. Well, when I jump (vertically) I don´t use my heels at all, all the power goes into the balls. But there must be a reason why there is that very stable lower p...
by fischmeister
February 4th, 2021, 1:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Feet - how to use them
Replies: 11
Views: 1105

Feet - how to use them

I don't have a rowing background, I'm a cyclist who enjoys a good workout on the rowing machine. So this is probably obvious for experienced rowers, but it's not clear to me. How do you use your feet during the leg push? As a cyclist it feels natural to me to push with the weight on the balls of my ...
by fischmeister
December 14th, 2020, 8:46 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Weird data in the logbook. 1min 2K ???
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Re: Weird data in the logbook. 1min 2K ???

I had a similar issue two weeks ago. When I started ErgData I got a message that the time on my PM5 (or on ErgData? Not sure, sorry) was apparently wrong, would I like to adjust it. I confirmed. The resulting workout had absurd values, I did 17 km in 20 minutes. The 20 minutes were correct, the 17 k...
by fischmeister
June 29th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 81
Views: 21554

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

James, thank you for your info! I'd love to try, but unfortunately my only Android device is too old (Android 4.4.2) and I don't have the required USB-Android cable. I always thought you can use either BT or USB but not both at the same time?
by fischmeister
June 29th, 2020, 6:51 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 81
Views: 21554

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

Thank you @CJOttawa - NPE Cable would indeed be perfect but unfortunately I live in Europe and it´s ridiculously expensive to get it shipped here so the Raspberry Zero solution would be an awesome alternative.
by fischmeister
June 29th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen
Replies: 81
Views: 21554

Re: Rowing in Zwift - suggestion to make it happen

Guys, you are awesome! Thank you so much for your great work!!! I love rowing in Zwift. I´m using PainSled which works brilliant, but I´m also looking for a solution where I can use ErgData AND Zwift simultaneously. This would make handling ranked workouts easier, you wouldn´t need a verification co...