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by max_ratcliffe
April 9th, 2020, 2:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 26514
Views: 3215181

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

6kR19 for me today to be part of the challenge but have full energy for the 5k TT this weekend. Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M 22:33.7 6,000m 1:52.8 244 1139 19 It was hard, but ok, think a 90-95% effort. <> Nice one Martin. Good luck in your 5k. Going 20% over-distance seems like good prep for ...
by max_ratcliffe
April 9th, 2020, 2:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 26514
Views: 3215181

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

<> Soring Series Challenge 6k done, and a new PB by 14 seconds. <> A great example of mind games and being prepared to answer them when you need to, and when you are at your most vulnerable Outstanding, Stu. Knocking 14s off would be a decent result for a newbie, and is really going some for someon...
by max_ratcliffe
April 9th, 2020, 2:42 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 26514
Views: 3215181

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

First WP-style L4 workout in ages. 40' L4 180-184-180-184 10:00 2319 2:09.3 18 20:00 2358 2:07.2 18 30:00 2335 2:08.4 18 40:00 2341 2:08.1 19 Targets should be 2281m, 2296m, 2281m and 2296m, so overcooked a bit, but not too bad. Forgotten just how much more demanding I find it trying to keep to exac...
by max_ratcliffe
April 7th, 2020, 5:31 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 26514
Views: 3215181

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

<> I have made a lot of good gains from doing grey zone training but it isn't sustainable for very long as it'll reach a tipping point eventually. <> This happened to me - I made some good gains from Oct-Jan, with lots of grey-zoning, and was smugly congratulating myself for the "smart" choices I'd...
by max_ratcliffe
April 7th, 2020, 5:21 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 26514
Views: 3215181

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Favourite w/o at the moment.

6x2k r2:
1k at r20, 500m at r22, 250m at r24 and 250m at r26.

8:14.6 2:03.6 21
8:13.2 2:03.3 21
8:15.0 2:03.7 21
8:14.4 2:03.6 22
8:14.6 2:03.6 22
8:15.3 2:03.8 22
by max_ratcliffe
April 7th, 2020, 5:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training more but getting slower/not improving
Replies: 12
Views: 442

Re: Training more but getting slower/not improving

The only thing I remember doing more of was weights before I started going downhill. I was in the gym 3/4/5x a week with my friends Could there be a cause-effect relationship? What did you do there? From what one reads, strengthening works by damage > repair > growth > increase of muscle fibre, whi...
by max_ratcliffe
April 6th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training more but getting slower/not improving
Replies: 12
Views: 442

Re: Training more but getting slower/not improving

Another aspect is that the closer you get to being in tip top condition, the harder it is to maintain that year round. Top athletes periodise to peak at the right time. Henry (hjs) would be able to tell you much more than I can, but as I understand it, the real elite have an entire schedule mapped o...
by max_ratcliffe
April 6th, 2020, 6:27 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Indoor Rowing Form
Replies: 21
Views: 693

Re: Indoor Rowing Form

Hello and welcome, Yeah, I don't think your back is excessively rounded, although it is a bit. Of course it's something we all need to watch out for with our own form. I tend to agree with Jim - you've been overdoing it. You're obviously very fit from gym and running, and that's allowed you to do mo...
by max_ratcliffe
April 6th, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 26514
Views: 3215181

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

<> Hahahaha....not all good meters :roll: How are you enjoying C2 ownership? It's great. But it has finally put to bed any lingering hope I may have had that every other erg I'd ever rowed on was somehow grimy, old, rusty or otherwise compromised and that my true form was actually five splits quick...
by max_ratcliffe
April 6th, 2020, 7:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 26514
Views: 3215181

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Thanks fellas.....gives me something to think about as the isolation ticks on :roll: . I'll contine with the sessions as I have found a better rhythm with them. I still find sometimes I am searching during the pieces for the stroke rate that keeps my HR from creeping past 70% whilst also maintainin...
by max_ratcliffe
April 6th, 2020, 7:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 26514
Views: 3215181

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

I'm not sure whether I need to moderate your pidgin German. It's Rigelian, if that helps get me out of the naughty corner. Google translate didn't recognise that, so I'm assuming it means "Jolly well done old bean" in Rigelian. Indeed it does. I'll temper my Simpsons-quoting in future.
by max_ratcliffe
April 6th, 2020, 7:32 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 26514
Views: 3215181

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

<> Yeah, owning your own erg is definitely helping in keeping the numbers high, I am also glad I have my own, I see the prices have been raised 30-50% in online stores here in Norway now. Hmm, seems unnecessary profiteering. I was lucky to be able to get mine - lots of countries seem to have run en...
by max_ratcliffe
April 6th, 2020, 7:15 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 26514
Views: 3215181

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Citroen wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 7:06 am
max_ratcliffe wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 6:47 am
Holy flurking schnit!
I'm not sure whether I need to moderate your pidgin German.
It's Rigelian, if that helps get me out of the naughty corner.
by max_ratcliffe
April 6th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 26514
Views: 3215181

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

winniewinser wrote:
April 6th, 2020, 6:36 am

My last 3 weeks....all rowing....

03/16/20 76,459m 6:06:15.2
03/23/20 86,618m 6:31:15.7
03/30/20 71,917m 5:53:07.0

Was surprised I'd done that much TBH. :shock:
Holy flurking schnit!

Of course I have no excuse not to ramp things up now I have my own erg.
by max_ratcliffe
April 5th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: 10k Training Program
Replies: 42
Views: 867

Re: 10k Training Program

Something that worked really well for me was to do a hardish (but not TT) distance once a week, going from 6k one week, 7k the next, etc until 10k, all at the same pace. Then I'd increase the split by one (i.e. get faster by 1s/500m) and start over at 6k. So I'd get one split faster every month or s...