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by JeffreyL
December 28th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Drag factor
Replies: 6
Views: 1343

Drag factor

I'm still trying to get a grip (no pun intended) on drag factor. I've done a lot of reading and am still not clear on what range I should have. I posted many months ago when I started rowing after a very long layoff but only stuck with it for a couple of weeks. Now I am trying again and could not be...
by JeffreyL
February 15th, 2019, 5:33 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training strategies for rowing as a 2nd sport
Replies: 16
Views: 2979

Re: Training strategies for rowing as a 2nd sport

Thanks for the tips on good form and diminishing the amount of "bad" energy. I haven't been able to row in nearly a week because of a pulled muscle in my back from carrying a 100 pound box in an awkward position. I hope to do some rowing this weekend and check a few of your tips.
by JeffreyL
February 9th, 2019, 9:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training strategies for rowing as a 2nd sport
Replies: 16
Views: 2979

Re: Training strategies for rowing as a 2nd sport

I thought I posted this earlier but I don't see it so apologies if it is a repeat. I planned on doing a total of 5k tonight with a higher drag, lower stroke rate, and concentrating on my form. I sat down and thought I started slowly to warm up. 1000 m in I realized I was only on pace for 10-15 secon...
by JeffreyL
February 9th, 2019, 7:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training strategies for rowing as a 2nd sport
Replies: 16
Views: 2979

Re: Training strategies for rowing as a 2nd sport

Cyclist2- I too gave up the intense cycling bc of a bad crash (broken neck!). You said skipping riding for a while and rowing would not hurt the cycling. Is rowing a bigger help to cycling than cycling is to rowing, because obviously it hasn't helped me much :( JamesG- low rating? is that a low stro...
by JeffreyL
February 8th, 2019, 5:28 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training strategies for rowing as a 2nd sport
Replies: 16
Views: 2979

Training strategies for rowing as a 2nd sport

A little background: I am 60 years old, 6' 3" and 215 lbs (190 cm 98 kg). In my 20s and 30s I was a decent runner for a big guy. In my 40s I switched to cycling and was quite good. In my early 50s I went back to running but then switched to the erg for a while after a foot injury. I don't remember m...