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by jamesg
June 7th, 2019, 10:57 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(
Replies: 32
Views: 1139

Re: Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(

As you say: erg rhythm. Maybe you need to find a new one: different time of day, type of work, less pressure, simple aims, go afloat. Even no aims at all, just sweat. E.g. Fives: every other day an easy 5k at 5 am. Or Sixes or Sevens. Then see what happens, experiments never fail though the result m...
by jamesg
June 7th, 2019, 2:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: introduction and denver area rowers/coachs
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: introduction and denver area rowers/coachs

Concept2 is a sponsor of http://www.usrowing.org/para-rowing-national-team/ and should be able to help you. Indoor rowing coaches have to be qualified and no doubt C2 knows who they are. For a direct contact with US Rowing: http://www.usrowing.org/contact-us/ "Denver rowing" brings up a list of rowi...
by jamesg
June 7th, 2019, 1:22 am
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Suggestions for a VW Jetta roof rack & shell rack
Replies: 7
Views: 234

Re: Suggestions for a VW Jetta roof rack & shell rack

If transport is once only (new) then the boat can be delivered without riggers, which makes it simple. For everyday use, loading and unloading a boat twice a day with riggers and sculls on a car roof is a real pain. That's what boathouses are for. Also, be careful driving, with a long shell on the r...
by jamesg
June 5th, 2019, 1:32 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: 6 months stuck - need some help
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: 6 months stuck - need some help

6 times a week longer sessions (7000m+), or should I make some mixture of it ? In rowing, a steady diet gets to be a pain in the neck. However the LSS (which is not slow) is essential, so do maybe four a week with something a little faster but half the length in between. In Heart Rate language this...
by jamesg
June 4th, 2019, 4:14 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Newbie Questions - Training Question - Drag Factor
Replies: 19
Views: 714

Re: Newbie Questions - Training Question - Drag Factor

85 is enough but only just, best get it cleaned.

The lower the drag the faster you can go, if you know how.

To get fit all you need do is pull about 2W/kg for 30-40 minutes a day. With low drag this can be done if your stroke is full length, even at low ratings.
by jamesg
June 4th, 2019, 12:13 am
Forum: Weight Loss & Weight Control
Topic: 6 months stuck - need some help
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: 6 months stuck - need some help

LISS (30 min, 27 s/m) What pace? It looks as though you need to go twice as fast and three times as long. It's very hard to produce a lot of heat on the erg without doing mileage, and in any case it has to be backed up with plenty of stiff walking. You'll probably need to learn to row too, so that ...
by jamesg
May 31st, 2019, 2:53 am
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: BikeErg - How accurate and precise
Replies: 8
Views: 362

Re: BikeErg - How accurate and precise

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strain_gauge We can read all about strain gauges, presumably used in powermeters, here. They are sensitive to all sorts of ambient conditions, but if pro cyclists use them in the rain and cold seen this week in Italy, as well as the extreme heat we now hope for, no doub...
by jamesg
May 31st, 2019, 1:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Interactive training programme
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Interactive training programme

http://www.redking.me.uk/sport/rowing/training/c2_training_v2.pdf This is indeed complete, with lots of info on wu, wd, technique etc. 253 pages. Targeting the C2 erg, the Interactive plans (200+ of them) added Watt bands and so avoided HR. ISS say that Training Plans are coming soon, but not how th...
by jamesg
May 30th, 2019, 4:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Interactive training programme
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Interactive training programme

They told me: Rebecca Gill (Indoor Sports Services) May 17, 09:14 BST Hi, Unfortunately, we have now moved to a new website and that training content is no longer available. We are looking into making some available, but it is looking very expensive and cannot provide a timescale currently. Thanks, ...
by jamesg
May 28th, 2019, 1:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Minimalist 2k program
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: Minimalist 2k program

Does the math work in a linear way like that? It can, if we apply the idea: just pull each stroke at whatever rating, with roughly the same force and length. You're already pulling a good stroke. All you need to do is train that stroke and give yourself the endurance to use it for 6½ minutes. 500-1...
by jamesg
May 27th, 2019, 1:05 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Minimalist 2k program
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: Minimalist 2k program

2k usually tends to Settle at 30spm. Weirdly though, my pb was at a rate of 28spm. Not weird at all, way to go. 7:04 (290 W) at 28 and 3:18 (360W) at 32 mean you have a good stroke already (over 10W'). The next step is to use it in training. A daily 5k at 20-22 and 200-240W should be minimalist eno...
by jamesg
May 26th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Minimalist 2k program
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: Minimalist 2k program

You don't mention your ratings in any of the pieces, but this is crucial, since it can indicate what you need to do. 1k at 3:18 is 360 Watts. 2k at 7:04 is 295 Watts. The ratio is 0.82, which suggests you lack endurance. If the ratings were high, you may also need to work on technique to get a bette...
by jamesg
May 26th, 2019, 1:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Adding rowing to strenth training and running
Replies: 15
Views: 674

Re: Adding rowing to strenth training and running

What would be the rowing workout types that would make sense What makes most sense is endurance, so work up to a pair of 5 - 10 k pieces per week, done at low rating and about 2W/kg fit-weight, according to age. Make sure your posture and sequences are correct if you've never been afloat. The erg i...
by jamesg
May 25th, 2019, 2:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Ankles and Knees
Replies: 10
Views: 378

Re: Ankles and Knees

Whats bad about shins going past perpendicular? This closes the knee angle so makes it difficult to take the stroke hard and fast. It usually happens when the recovery sequence used in rowing (which is hands away, then swing forward, then slide) is not in place. See the C2 technique video, the woma...
by jamesg
May 25th, 2019, 12:25 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pace boat for 2k
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: Pace boat for 2k

it helps to reduce my tendency to "fly and die" over this distance. That's the key point. 2k is a long way and can't be done flat out, so even if we set a paceboat for a reasonable time, it will pay to go slower in the middle 1000. Time trials are not races, they are done to find a strategy that wo...