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by Cyclist2
November 21st, 2008, 5:13 pm
Forum: On The Water
Topic: Sun Glasses Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 3930

If you're like me - cheap - then check out the wide range of safety glasses. I've found a style I like and have multiple pairs with different lenses and frame colors. Each cost about $7. The styling is up to date (I've even had other cyclists ask about them and you know how style concious roadies ar...
by Cyclist2
November 20th, 2008, 3:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: My second time Rowing 30 min.
Replies: 1
Views: 1050

That is real good for a first 30 minute row! Use the online rankings page on the C2 website to see the range of times that people post there for the different distances. It's a great motivational tool!
by Cyclist2
November 20th, 2008, 3:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: spm help
Replies: 3
Views: 1257

Make sure your breathing is in sync with your stroke. There is a good article on the UK C2 site about breathing. At low stroke rates, I take one breath on the drive and one on the recovery, but at higher rates, I inhale quickly at the catch, hold the pressure during the drive, exhale at the finish, ...
by Cyclist2
November 20th, 2008, 3:08 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Moving the erg backwards
Replies: 7
Views: 2160

Rowing strapless requires good rowing technique at the finish. I have some lower back issues and I do the first month of winter training strapless, and all my warmups, to reduce the stress on my lower back. I do this drill when I'm rowing on the water too - it REALLY requires proper technique there!...
by Cyclist2
November 10th, 2008, 12:24 am
Forum: Training
Topic: how to get mind to give up ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2060

Can you give me an example of a negative split 2k piece with a goal time of 7:00? Thanks!
by Cyclist2
November 1st, 2008, 10:02 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Best shorts for rowing???
Replies: 8
Views: 14291

by Cyclist2
October 31st, 2008, 12:59 am
Forum: FAQ
Topic: sore butt
Replies: 10
Views: 16741

I've found the newer C2 seats really uncomfortable, for the same reason you have found. I never figured out why they went that way - my old model B seat is shaped more like a rowing shell seat, with the sit bone holes. Here is what I've done for the newer seats. I went to Sportsman's Warehouse and b...
by Cyclist2
October 27th, 2008, 12:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Pace Curves
Replies: 32
Views: 6247

I have a chart that was published in the C2 newsletter years ago. I print it out each year and start posting my performance. I have over 5 years data and can compare years. I'll describe it briefly, and you can email me for a JPG or Word copy, since posting an image here is too hard for my tech-chal...
by Cyclist2
October 16th, 2008, 8:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Rowers from Kitsap, WA
Replies: 0
Views: 866

Rowers from Kitsap, WA

Privacy policies probably prevent sorting the users by location, so... I'm looking for active erg rowers around Kitsap County, Washington to help me with motivation for the upcoming winter challenges and races. I have access to the Navy bases, both of which have ergs that are used - I know you're ou...
by Cyclist2
December 13th, 2006, 9:17 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: First time
Replies: 5
Views: 2007

Cyclist workout

I've moved over to cycling over the past few years just because there is a larger community than the rowing, but I still consider rowing the best. Anyway, I have an erg workout I like that "simulates" cycling: It is a criterium of 1000 meters per lap. The first 250 is down a hill, so the pace is a l...