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by mjlawton
January 18th, 2019, 11:10 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: January Challenge(s) 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: January Challenge(s) 2019

Regarding the monitor, I actually like looking at the monitor (except for the time...haha). Being new to rowing, I am still playing with different techniques (hard, slow pull vs. short, quicker or lighter drag and quicker vs. heavier drag and slower, etc.) and the monitor helps me see the impact as ...
by mjlawton
January 18th, 2019, 11:06 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: January Challenge(s) 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: January Challenge(s) 2019

yes, I do sprint triathlons in the summer, so I jog, bike and swim all year pretty much. Once I let up on any of them it takes me twice as long to get my speed/endurance back. Just started doing them 3 years ago at age 56, so I am still working on improving my time/skill for all 3 disciplines. Contr...
by mjlawton
January 18th, 2019, 8:48 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: January Challenge(s) 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: January Challenge(s) 2019

great job, Occowboy! My best time so far for a 2k is around 9:27, so I have a ways to go to catch you :). Super glad I did my rowing this morning instead of my usual evening row. 7 min strength workout on app, 10 min row, 2 mile walk and 1 mile run, 3 mile bike (to pool and back) and 40 min swim hav...
by mjlawton
January 17th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: January Challenge(s) 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: January Challenge(s) 2019

Sharky, thanks for the entertaining story about your CTC attempts. They are so mental for me! I have to keep saying it is only 20 minutes. I did successfully complete a second attempt this month to improve my pace to about 2:22. A 2:38 pace for someone who normally rows around 3:00 is quite a differ...
by mjlawton
January 14th, 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: January Challenge(s) 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: January Challenge(s) 2019

Thanks for the motivating words everyone! I will definitely finish the stretch barring any injuries...just wish I was enjoying it more! I have eased up a bit on my cross training (had been averaging 90 min to 2 hrs of workouts per day). Only ran today and there is something on tv tonight to occupy m...
by mjlawton
January 12th, 2019, 9:48 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: January Challenge(s) 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: January Challenge(s) 2019

I am really looking forward to january being over (or at least the 22nd, when I head out on vacation and leave the rower behind). Every day rowing is getting tedious, even though I am doing less than 5000 meters/day. I save it for the end of the day usually when it is dark out and do my other stuff ...
by mjlawton
January 12th, 2019, 9:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Strength Training
Replies: 39
Views: 1028

Re: Pete Plan Strength Training

StrengthcoachWill, thanks for the link to the rowing warmup. I do a variety of cross training besides rowing, and my hips/glutes have been especially tight. I am going to give your warmup a try! I am really bad at stretching when I should or warming up, so maybe this will help me get into a routine....
by mjlawton
January 10th, 2019, 11:16 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: January Challenge(s) 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: January Challenge(s) 2019

Almost halfway through stretch (9 days rowed). Still only doing 3-4,000 meters/day, but rowing every day. I find I much prefer 500 meter intervals w/ one minute rest to continuous rows. I guess it is easier to manage mentally. Same reason I do my runs with intervals currently as well. Yes, Sharky, g...
by mjlawton
January 8th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: January Challenge(s) 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: January Challenge(s) 2019

Played 2 hrs of pickle ball and rode an hour on bike (14 miles) and I still need to row today plus I am doing a 7 min strength workout app every day. REALLY glad I switched to the stretch as I have only been managing around 4000 meters/day with my other stuff I do for fitness. Gearing up for our bik...
by mjlawton
January 3rd, 2019, 6:48 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: January Challenge(s) 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: January Challenge(s) 2019

I managed to row after I got back to FL last night, so I just switched to the Stretch. I have exactly 20 days I am home in January, so I figure it will be a lot easier to just row some every day and keep up with my other training vs. trying to row almost an hour/day. Managed to do the CTC (20 min/ma...
by mjlawton
January 2nd, 2019, 9:33 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: January Challenge(s) 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: January Challenge(s) 2019

thanks for the info re: virtual challenge. I am signed up and have first meters posted and will work toward 15 hours in January as well, although that is going to take some effort given my travel schedule this month. Doesn't hurt to try!
by mjlawton
January 1st, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: January Challenge(s) 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: January Challenge(s) 2019

I'm still out of town away from the rower, but can someone tell me if the Virtual Team Challenge requires a specific signup or if you are on a team your meters on C2 log automatically get counted toward Team totals? If it requires signup, do you do it on C2 challenges page? My affiliation already sa...
by mjlawton
December 27th, 2018, 8:30 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: January Challenge(s) 2019
Replies: 30
Views: 939

Re: January Challenge(s) 2019

I am out of town 11 days of January, so it is going to be tough for me to hit any of the challenge goals unless some of the hotels we stay at have an erg and I have any energy left from biking to use it :). Will shoot for the lowest one (15 hrs?).
by mjlawton
December 24th, 2018, 12:41 pm
Forum: Women's Forum
Topic: Holiday Challenge 2018!
Replies: 49
Views: 1939

Re: Holiday Challenge 2018!

Merry Christmas ladies! I gave up on the 200,000 goal as I was neglecting some of my other training. Will finish around 160,000 or so. Longer rows were impacting my back and it wasn't worth a back problem to finish the 200,000. Then I thought I would just focus on the CTC and getting back in a boat ...
by mjlawton
December 23rd, 2018, 12:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Why I am not loosing weight?
Replies: 31
Views: 1210

Re: Why I am not loosing weight?

I can totally relate to your post. We are the same height and almost the same weight with the same weight goal, although I am 59 so weight comes off even slower than when I was younger. I have rowed over 250,000 meters since getting my concept 2 Oct 6 plus I generally either jog, swim, bike or play ...