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by ukaserex
March 15th, 2019, 2:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1871
Views: 118133

Re: Pete Plan Thread

The rough idea is, if you reach a point where you are not able to improve and start missing targets, you reset and dail back 2/3 seconds and from there ramp up again. If its a first time and there are reasons for not feeling on top, try again a next time, missing a target every now and than is no p...
by ukaserex
March 14th, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 1871
Views: 118133

Re: Pete Plan Thread

I have a question regarding the Pete Plan. Within the plan, it calls for doing 8 reps of 500m, the last rep being ASAP, then the average pace over all 8 reps is the target pace for the next time you do the 8 reps of 500m. So..my target pace was 137.6...and I know I didn't sleep well, but either my b...
by ukaserex
March 12th, 2019, 5:39 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: First time on the water
Replies: 5
Views: 141

First time on the water

So...I took a group of folks from the small fitness gym I belong to where the workouts all revolve around the C2 rower, to a rowing lesson in New Orleans this past weekend. It was a small group of 8, and only one had any prior rowing experience on the water. The experience left me...uncertain. The f...
by ukaserex
March 9th, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 5430
Views: 696419

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

My first 1k test ever tonight. Was after a day off, and I did a 20 minute low intensity warmup before attempting. Definitely fly and die on my end Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M BPM 3:36.7 1,000m 1:48.3 275 1246 30 174 0:40.5 200m 1:41.2 337 1460 31 146 0:40.4 400m 1:41.0 340 1469 33 181 0:44.0 ...
by ukaserex
March 7th, 2019, 9:15 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 5430
Views: 696419

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

There is a fellow named Eric Murray who was a medalist for New Zealand, I believe, who has been putting up videos of his training for the 1k on YouTube. The dude demolished it with a time of 2:55 or so. I think I would look up what he did, and try to emulate his training. It may be a little late, bu...
by ukaserex
March 7th, 2019, 9:01 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Drag factor racing
Replies: 14
Views: 429

Re: Drag factor racing

Like most, when I first began to row, I had the damper set at 10. It never bothered my back, or anything else. After reading, watching a number of YouTube videos and learning what I could, I moved the damper down, and began to settle in on a DF of 110. I've slowly pushed it upwards to 130, thinking ...
by ukaserex
March 4th, 2019, 3:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Sub 6:30 by October. Training advice
Replies: 51
Views: 1288

Re: Sub 6:30 by October. Training advice

If you start interval work, which ofcourse is needed around race season, you do the anaerobic system, but that will decrease aerobic fitness at the same time. To fully develope aerobic fitness its all training the slow muscle fibers, once you start producing lactic acid, the fast fibers start worki...
by ukaserex
March 4th, 2019, 2:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Sub 6:30 by October. Training advice
Replies: 51
Views: 1288

Re: Sub 6:30 by October. Training advice

Rowing is a aerobic sport, you should do a lot more volume. Most sessions should be aerobic, 30 min or longer and relative easy. Rating should be low 18/22 this to build a strong stroke. Given your build I would expected your 2k be relative faster, but irs its not, your 5 k is stronger. Think you c...
by ukaserex
February 27th, 2019, 9:41 am
Forum: Competition
Topic: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread
Replies: 830
Views: 111908

Re: Cross Team Challenge - Discussion Thread

Hmm....how to go about this... I don't know if any of you are familiar with a rowing app in development called Krew, but somehow, I found my way into being a beta tester for the app, one of probably 50 or more folks who are avid rowers. Within the app is a "workout builder", and as I was looking for...
by ukaserex
February 27th, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: CrossFit Open 19.1
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: CrossFit Open 19.1

I'm such an overconfident idiot, I thought "20#'s is nothing."

I fully expected to get 7-8 rounds, given what I thought was an advantage with the rower. Silly me. Humble pie was eaten!
by ukaserex
February 27th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Strength Training
Replies: 51
Views: 2204

Re: Pete Plan Strength Training

Forgive me - but in reading through the posts, there's a lot of terms that I'm just not familiar with, or have heard them used in such different circumstances, not certain I understand them correctly. Deload - clearly a weightlifting term I've heard before, which I assume means you train with lighte...
by ukaserex
February 27th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: CrossFit Open 19.1
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: CrossFit Open 19.1

Ombrax, the ball is 20# for men, 14# for women.
by ukaserex
February 25th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: CrossFit Open 19.1
Replies: 12
Views: 549

Re: CrossFit Open 19.1

I can't say how pleased I am to see Henry's (HJS) response to the question. In all transparency, I recognize that some of the Crossfit movements translate well to rowing. Snatch, Deadlifts and a few others. Anything that makes us stronger, will make us stronger rowers, no? That said, there is scienc...
by ukaserex
February 11th, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 5430
Views: 696419

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

Bummer.. Maybe the other guy also have paced better. Most sprintpieces end with fade, if not we started nit agressive enough. So, your suggesting that if I don't fade a little bit at the end of a sprint, I didn't go hard enough? I will take some comfort in knowing that I definitely had my pace cree...
by ukaserex
February 9th, 2019, 8:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 5430
Views: 696419

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

Happens often. Still a very nice result, big pb congrats. You missed half a meter orso. It can also work the other way around sometimes. Maybe its the timing of the last stroke? I'm not sure. I do know there was a point about 20 seconds in, I was keeping a sub 1:20 pace, good enough to win. I opted...