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by shadowpup
February 18th, 2019, 1:20 pm
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: New buyer looking for advice
Replies: 12
Views: 1972

Re: New buyer looking for advice

Jason, I'm a new owner of both the rower and the SkiErg having bought both in November; I also have had a very nice elliptical for five years, and a decent weight room at home. And a membership to my climbing gym for the last four years. It depends on what you want to accomplish from each machine, a...
by shadowpup
February 10th, 2019, 7:48 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2048
Views: 171127

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Back on the Pete's Plan Wagon! Between work travel and prioritizing my climbing days, it's been two and a half days since I've rowed, and I've only done the SkiErg intervals. Nine climbing sessions and three strength training sessions managed - but that isn't moving my rowing forward. it was pretty ...
by shadowpup
January 23rd, 2019, 9:00 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2048
Views: 171127

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Quick accountability post before work. Set a target of 2:20 for intervals with rest. Achieved, but not with even effort on the intervals! Still went out too fast, though I slowed down enough to keep the first one from blowing up entirely. Second interval, a more moderate pace, closer to target. The ...
by shadowpup
January 19th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2048
Views: 171127

Re: Pete Plan Thread

SowfLondonRower wrote:
January 18th, 2019, 11:03 am

Getting to my news... I just completed the 24th and final week of the BPP! (Only 3 sessions this week so it feels like a slight cheat but I'm gonna take it)
Congratulations on finishing! You give me hope, here at the BPP 3 end of the spectrum.
by shadowpup
January 19th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2048
Views: 171127

Re: Pete Plan Thread

An unexpected treat- I was going for steady state for 6000 at 2:22, and nearly made it ... and then noticed my actual time is a personal best! Just by a few seconds, but I'll take it, especially since it wasn't the goal for today. Of course it is much easier to show improvement when you are a beginn...
by shadowpup
January 17th, 2019, 9:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2048
Views: 171127

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Sounds great! I also completed BPP 2.3 yesterday for 5500m at 2:14 r22. This was a nice warmup for me prior to my barbell workout at the gym. I don't have any snow here to shovel in Florida. That's a nice time, especially since yours felt like a warmup! And I suspect most of your stroke rate actual...
by shadowpup
January 17th, 2019, 8:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2048
Views: 171127

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Back to my rower! Had to make several adjustments between work and snow, since I last logged the rower on 1/12. In the meantime, though, I did several other workouts: SkiErg 4000m, three climbing sessions, strength work, and a handful of mobility exercises. It also took me about two hours to shovel ...
by shadowpup
January 12th, 2019, 3:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2048
Views: 171127

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Today, BPP 2.2. I was aiming for 2:21 and an even stroke rate, but don't yet have enough control to hit a time. I'm getting better at maintaining stroke rate though! Three out of four intervals were right at 25, with the first at 26. That is progress.

4x750/2:00r. 13:37.7 3000 2:16.2 25
by shadowpup
January 9th, 2019, 8:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2048
Views: 171127

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Hello all! Back to week two of BPP - very glad I reset to week one. BPP 2.1 26:10.7 5500 2:22.7 23 s/m I gave myself permission to "maintain" a pace with a "feeling" of evenness rather than watching my monitor as much... that made a difference. NOT a positive difference :) I won't bore you with ever...
by shadowpup
January 5th, 2019, 3:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2048
Views: 171127

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Happy start of the first weekend in 2019! For the experienced BPP folk, do you find it more beneficial to set a goal of completing the three "required" BPP workouts in a week, or to stretch your "week" into ten days and do the 3+2 workouts? Or did you ever repeat a week? I learned quite a bit about ...
by shadowpup
January 4th, 2019, 9:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2048
Views: 171127

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Wow, so glad I reviewed the BPP instructions after getting everyone's advice! Consistency was far harder than the longer distance or even keeping an even heart rate. Two identical strokes in a row was a victory. My goal, 2:27, roughly the average of my last 5k+ row, and getting my stroke rate to 21s...
by shadowpup
January 1st, 2019, 2:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2048
Views: 171127

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Well... I did 5min yesterday, 5 min the day before... and, dove right in today. BPP 1.1 = Beginner Pete Plan, week 1, day 1. I typed it out because I didn't know what that meant when I started a year ago on the rower. I was also over 230lbs a year ago. https://i.imgur.com/cAFpeY2.jpg?1 Nice work, R...
by shadowpup
January 1st, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2048
Views: 171127

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Happy New Year everyone! Your posts inspired me to go back to the BPP, and rethink my approach. Based on that, I've taken a half step back into Week 1, the intervals step. With some trepidation and after a fight with RowPro over custom intervals, which I "won" by going back to the PM5 monitor for th...
by shadowpup
December 31st, 2018, 10:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2048
Views: 171127

Re: Pete Plan Thread

This is really important to remember but a very simple trap to fall into. "If your low stuff is too high, your high stuff will be too low" - Pete Reed. For 'low' it means easy low rated sessions, so leave your ego at the door and embrace going slow to get faster, admittedly it's sometimes harder th...
by shadowpup
December 30th, 2018, 6:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2048
Views: 171127

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Hobbit, the SkiErg purchase came as a partial impulse buy … if an expensive piece of equipment is an impulse buy, basically I decided against a bike … and wow, wrestling it into the house, then down to the basement, then setting it up solo was an adventure. It's a cool machine, definitely a great co...