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by PhilS1961
June 10th, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique Critique
Replies: 25
Views: 1513

Re: Technique Critique

I shared a video a while ago and I got lots of useful input.

I'm sure many more qualified people will reply too. My input, your shoulders should be in front of your hips at the catch. And relax on the recovery!

Good effort!

Phil
by PhilS1961
May 9th, 2019, 4:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 30:00 for distance, strategy.
Replies: 23
Views: 1536

Re: 30:00 for distance, strategy.

HUBRIS! I did 3 X 8' at 1:56 today and I was wrecked. There is NO way I could hold this for 30 minutes at the moment. In my defence I have been ill (chest infection) and I hadn't eaten in 5 and a half hours before the workout. But that's just excuses. I'm doing 10 X 1' at sub 2k pace so I will see h...
by PhilS1961
May 9th, 2019, 4:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie - How do I find my stroke length?
Replies: 26
Views: 1610

Re: Newbie - How do I find my stroke length?

You can use the “thumbwheel” gadget in ED to move any two of eight parameters to the mainscreen: https://i.postimg.cc/MGyfWv1w/C1-BBB3-DF-30-C5-447-F-B47-C-E9-C6-CC75-C2-A0.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/qqGGg1nk/1-B5-E55-DC-F87-F-419-B-8955-00-B15-D57-B750.jpg May be able to get drive length stroke by s...
by PhilS1961
May 9th, 2019, 2:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie - How do I find my stroke length?
Replies: 26
Views: 1610

Re: Newbie - How do I find my stroke length?

If you are using ergdata, you need to swipe left to the other page and it will show stroke length and some other data too. I usually have a length of 1:42-45 for r18-r22 and it drops to 1:39 for r24 and higher, but I know quite a lot of people have 1:50 and above so there's no 'one stroke length fi...
by PhilS1961
May 8th, 2019, 4:13 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 30:00 for distance, strategy.
Replies: 23
Views: 1536

Re: 30:00 for distance, strategy.

Thanks for all the replies, very much appreciated. If things go according to plan I'll do the test after work on Monday evening at the gym. It's always busy then but the ergs are always free :wink: I'll report back here. Target is 7750. We shall see what I achieve, I feel that will be a stretch :D
by PhilS1961
May 8th, 2019, 2:20 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 30:00 for distance, strategy.
Replies: 23
Views: 1536

Re: 30:00 for distance, strategy.

All the correct answers have been given - the only thing I might add (and others might disagree with me but) on longer rows especially the timed ones (30 minute/60 minute) I like to throw in some "Power Strokes" to perhaps drop the overall average by a tenth or so and also to sort of wake myself up...
by PhilS1961
May 8th, 2019, 4:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 30:00 for distance, strategy.
Replies: 23
Views: 1536

Re: 30:00 for distance, strategy.

The half hour is usually done at rate 20. It's not a race, but an essential part of training. The purpose and strategy is to train endurance and technique, so it doesn't matter much what results we get so long as we learn from them. The results will appear in 2k tests. Yours is good as a beginner. ...
by PhilS1961
May 8th, 2019, 4:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 30:00 for distance, strategy.
Replies: 23
Views: 1536

Re: 30:00 for distance, strategy.

Pacing was just right, not much to gain there. What will help is specific training, once a week hard intervals 4x2k, 5x 1500, 3,2.5,2 k, around 5k pace, rest 5 min will help. Also rating a bit higher could be helpfull. My training is very 2k focused right now. My original goal for June was 7:20 and...
by PhilS1961
May 8th, 2019, 2:51 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 30:00 for distance, strategy.
Replies: 23
Views: 1536

Re: 30:00 for distance, strategy.

Yeah sorry the best strategy is to just hold the target splits. Its pure math, thats the "Least" amount of effort or power required. Very good result based on your age etc. quite impressive. Try rating up or down slightly and see if that makes a difference. Get a heartrate monitor and see if the ra...
by PhilS1961
May 7th, 2019, 3:22 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: 30:00 for distance, strategy.
Replies: 23
Views: 1536

30:00 for distance, strategy.

As it says in the subject, can the wise folks on here suggest some strategies? I'm 57, 6'2" and a beginner. My current 30:00 is 7638m, that was about 6 weeks ago and since then I've improved my 2K by 20s to 7:19,3. Beginner's gains! My first 30:00 effort looked like this: Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/...
by PhilS1961
May 2nd, 2019, 9:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ergo shoes and ergo gloves
Replies: 23
Views: 3406

Re: Ergo shoes and ergo gloves

I wear Inov8 fastlift 325s with custom orthotics. They work for me. YMMV

Never had a problem with blisters. I have calluses from another sport on my palms but they aren't affected by erging.

Phil
by PhilS1961
April 16th, 2019, 6:18 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 6398
Views: 837739

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

2k Test today. Main goal. 7:29 Dream goal. 7:25 Result 7:19 It hurt, a lot. I paced it really well. I emptied the tank over the last 500 and the last 300 were strong but very, very hard. I could not have gone faster today. VERY chuffed with that. That is an excellent PB Phil! Very happy for you too...
by PhilS1961
April 15th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 6398
Views: 837739

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

2k Test today.

Main goal. 7:29
Dream goal. 7:25

Result 7:19

It hurt, a lot.
I paced it really well.
I emptied the tank over the last 500 and the last 300 were strong but very, very hard.
I could not have gone faster today.

VERY chuffed with that.
by PhilS1961
April 10th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Advice on pacing my next 2k test
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Re: Advice on pacing my next 2k test

Thanks, only been at this seriously for a little while. The only way is up :-)
by PhilS1961
April 10th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Advice on pacing my next 2k test
Replies: 4
Views: 429

Advice on pacing my next 2k test

My next test is on Monday. My current PR, set as an interval 5 weeks or so ago is 7:40. I could have gone faster, it was an interval. I've trained solidly since then and as Im a relative beginner I'm improving quickly. My Main goal is sub 7:29 Dream goal is 7:25 (for this test) I did a 1k test at my...