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by SowfLondonRower
March 20th, 2019, 4:25 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 3130
Views: 441512

Re: Forum Flyers

Had an attempt at this today (sorry to the team, didn't get round to last month's) Didn't go as planned. Probably wasn't in best shape having run 15km yesterday, but tried anyway. These are the final 7 intervals, first was 1:44.9. https://i.imgur.com/HiO9OOBm.jpg Will try again later in the month wh...
by SowfLondonRower
March 14th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 8543
Views: 1227706

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

Decided to do a HM for the first time today, kind of on a whim... So a default PB: 1:29:49.2. https://i.ibb.co/jfrKMb2/img-20190314-173046-786.jpg Hadn't done real prep so gave myself a soft-ish target of 90mins. Ended up with a few blisters on my right hand but otherwise body feels fairly fine - pr...
by SowfLondonRower
March 2nd, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Serious student rower looking to become better
Replies: 39
Views: 3943

Re: Serious student rower looking to become better

Hi there. I'm in a similar position to you - started rowing 7 months ago, 26yo, 188cm, about 85kg. I recently squeaked under 7min for my 2km, so I would say you can definitely get there! I would agree with the advice already given - focus on building an efficient, powerful stroke. In terms of pace o...
by SowfLondonRower
February 18th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 29743
Views: 4034228

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

10,000m nice and easy today, alternating between 18 and 20s/m. I used to do all my sessions at constant rate, but after watching some of Eric Murray's new youtube vids (which I recommend by the way, although probably more useful for newbies like me) I've done some more variable rate stuff and I'm re...
by SowfLondonRower
February 18th, 2019, 7:09 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 294395

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Congrats Roel! Great work. Really good pacing on that 2k as well.
by SowfLondonRower
February 6th, 2019, 5:16 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 8543
Views: 1227706

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

Thanks everyone! I do feel like there's a bit of a monkey off my back now, so I'm not planning on doing any tests for a while. Just gonna get in some nice long metres :)
by SowfLondonRower
February 5th, 2019, 11:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 294395

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Hi Bruin. It sounds like you know your way around the erg, and know what you want to get out of it, so I don't see a problem with going on the full PP (but other people in this thread know more than me!). Hi Steve, welcome to the BPP. I only just got a heartrate monitor, so the majority of the time ...
by SowfLondonRower
February 5th, 2019, 9:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 8543
Views: 1227706

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

Stu, Alasdair, Lance - congrats! Must feel great knowing you put in a good performance at a competition.

1.1 second improvement for me today... but it took me under the magic number!
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by SowfLondonRower
January 22nd, 2019, 12:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 8543
Views: 1227706

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

Good news: new 2k PB by 14 secs today

Bad news:
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Last few strokes were still coming in at 1:40/41 so I think I already have it in me, but just wasn't my day. Will try again in a few weeks...
by SowfLondonRower
January 18th, 2019, 11:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 294395

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Welcome Cujo and Leomarweb! I don't have much to add as everyone else has answered your questions, but I can add my voice to the opinion that this is a very friendly thread, with helpful advice for rowers of all abilities. Getting to my news... I just completed the 24th and final week of the BPP! (O...
by SowfLondonRower
January 12th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 294395

Re: Pete Plan Thread

BPP 23.1: 10,000m https://i.imgur.com/2xmAMotm.jpg BPP 23.2: 8x500m, 2mins rest. I hadn't done this session for a while for some reason, so had to slightly guess at what pace to aim for. https://i.imgur.com/9sR0KWOm.jpg BPP 23.3: 2x15mins, 2mins rest https://i.imgur.com/mfwkvUqm.jpg Yesterday I didn...
by SowfLondonRower
January 5th, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 294395

Re: Pete Plan Thread

@Rob ... that's an outstanding 2k set. Paced beautifully with a crushing final rep! You won that battle. Thanks Ray, i really dug deep and got a good sense of achievement out of it! For the experienced BPP folk, do you find it more beneficial to set a goal of completing the three "required" BPP wor...
by SowfLondonRower
January 4th, 2019, 12:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 294395

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Good sessions everyone! Back to it for me after a small Xmas break BPP 22.1: 12,000m https://i.imgur.com/BbxiwnKm.jpg BPP 22.2: 4x2km, 4min rest. Got a heart rate monitor from my parents for Xmas, and the end of this last rep must be pretty near my absolute max I reckon. Was absolutely wrecked! http...
by SowfLondonRower
December 30th, 2018, 8:39 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 294395

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Hi Shadowpup, welcome to the thread! I haven't posted much recently as I'm on an enforced Christmas hiatus, but on the 2nd of Jan I'll be starting week 22 of the BPP. I've absolutely loved it, and it's amazing the improvement and sense of achievement you get. Listen to all the regulars, the advice i...
by SowfLondonRower
December 21st, 2018, 9:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2308
Views: 294395

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Congrats Roel, nice work! Strong finish to drag that split down in the last 2k. Today was the last day before my gym closes for christmas, so I decided to do a 5k test to see where I'm at. Previous was over 2 months ago, 19:22.6. Today, 18:47.3! Very pleased. Was only targeting sub 19 (as you can se...