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by max_ratcliffe
December 6th, 2019, 8:01 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 24842
Views: 2864377

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

60' L4 session today. Felt really strong for the start, and just powered through the first two segments and really enjoying what a good leg drive. Not such a great idea as it turned out - by the end I was really fatigued and was finding the splits very hard to meet. Not ever in danger of an HD (it'...
by max_ratcliffe
December 6th, 2019, 7:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 24842
Views: 2864377

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

60' L4 session today. Felt really strong for the start, and just powered through the first two segments and was really enjoying a good leg drive. Not such a great idea as it turned out - by the end I was really fatigued and was finding the splits very hard to meet. Not ever in danger of an HD (it's ...
by max_ratcliffe
December 6th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 24842
Views: 2864377

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

https://i.postimg.cc/QBRGcrXd/20191205-071340.jpg Seeing as I'm far off top form I thought I'd roll the dice and see what happens. Getting used to the distance is more valuable to me then conserving energy, not least as tapering doesn't seem to really work for me. I think this will give me a target...
by max_ratcliffe
December 6th, 2019, 7:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 24842
Views: 2864377

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

I decided to exorcise some demons from Tuesday's session and re-row 4x2000m/4'R :twisted: . This time I got it done and just about to target (1:53). Interval 4 was a beast and it took a lot out of me to focus on not HD'ing as at one point it was drifting with 1:56's-1:59's on the monitor :? 30:11.8...
by max_ratcliffe
December 4th, 2019, 5:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Progressing to faster 2k
Replies: 17
Views: 323

Re: Progressing to faster 2k

It should feel tough after 4 reps, like you want to quit, but keep going the body can handle it. Try going faster the last 2 reps and empty the tank on the last one making that the fastest. By the end you should be lying on the floor in pain... this is how it's done. 8x500m done properly hurts a lo...
by max_ratcliffe
December 3rd, 2019, 10:50 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Progressing to faster 2k
Replies: 17
Views: 323

Re: Progressing to faster 2k

4x500m is not near enough for seriously training for a 2k TT!! 8x500 on no more than 2min rest works, or if you're feeling really brave try 1min rest. Blimey the thought of double the interval at same pace does not seem possible; I will have to go to 1:44/5 splits I think. It should feel tough afte...
by max_ratcliffe
December 3rd, 2019, 1:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: How long from 7:30 to sub 7?
Replies: 18
Views: 335

Re: How long from 7:30 to sub 7?

I’m 27 6’ 1” 207 pounds currently doing 7:30 in my 2K What rating? This is critical, since to go from 7½ to 7 minutes is a 25% increase in power (from 250 to 300 Watts), which will be hard to do by increasing rating only. You'll most likely have to work on your stroke too, aka technique. A few week...
by max_ratcliffe
December 3rd, 2019, 1:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Progressing to faster 2k
Replies: 17
Views: 323

Re: Progressing to faster 2k

4x500m is not near enough for seriously training for a 2k TT!! 8x500 on no more than 2min rest works, or if you're feeling really brave try 1min rest. Yeah, 8x500 is much more the standard as well as the other sessions mentioned. As regards rest intervals, i think it depends on what effects you're ...
by max_ratcliffe
November 30th, 2019, 8:52 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 6662
Views: 878464

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

MartinSH4321 wrote:
November 30th, 2019, 8:02 am
HM PB - 1:21:57 - -3'43''

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Well done Martin. That's a heap to take off.
by max_ratcliffe
November 29th, 2019, 8:07 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 6662
Views: 878464

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

That is exactly what you should be doing. You need a solid foundation to build on so keep chipping away and you'll get there mate. <> According to your plan you'll be 1s/500m faster every 5 weeks? That's big progress over time, hopefully improvements will continue very long! Good luck for the 7500 ...
by max_ratcliffe
November 29th, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 6662
Views: 878464

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

Did my first marathon row in 2:59:36. No real training for it, other than trying to incorporate much longer row sessions - 18k in the mornings, another 6-8k in the afternoons. Occasionally doing 1/2 marathons. The worst part is the numbness in the upper hamstrings and buttocks - with bubblewrap and...
by max_ratcliffe
November 29th, 2019, 7:19 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Year 35
Replies: 36
Views: 970

Re: Year 35

<> I'd also recommend some weight training to develop muscle mass, and it will also help with cardio if you limit rests between sets. No elevators, park as far away as you can in parking lots, and run instead of walking to the store. How tall are you? Yeah, I concur with the weight training advice....
by max_ratcliffe
November 29th, 2019, 6:59 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 24842
Views: 2864377

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Did my first half marathon today! Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M 1:36:17.6 21,097m 2:16.9 136 769 24 18:29.4 4,000m 2:18.6 131 751 23 18:30.1 8,000m 2:18.7 131 750 23 18:23.8 12,000m 2:17.9 133 758 24 18:26.1 16,000m 2:18.2 132 755 24 18:02.7 20,000m 2:15.3 141 785 26 4:25.5 21,097m 2:01.0 198 9...
by max_ratcliffe
November 23rd, 2019, 6:28 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 6662
Views: 878464

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

<> How is your training going? Looking at your lastest 10k PB your next 30min TT should be an "easy" PB as your 10k pace is faster than the 30min :D By and large I'm making slow but steady progress. Saturday workouts are currently planned so that I change pace every 500m from "fast" (hah!) to "slow...
by max_ratcliffe
November 22nd, 2019, 8:27 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 6662
Views: 878464

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

<> Re pacing were you trying to keep the same pace across the various different interval types? Yep. I would need to check my training log if it goes back that far, but pretty certain I was wearing my lungs on the outside of my ribs for a while. <> More realistic would be to start Week 1 with a mor...