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by Paul N
March 21st, 2018, 6:32 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 1987
Views: 242094

Re: Forum Flyers

Hi Carel - great first post - welcome! You're C2 challenge and CTC contributions are most impressive. I'm interested in your running - what times were you achieving for the marathon, and did you try longer distances also ("ultras")? I've been trying to get into running recently (well since last Sept...
by Paul N
March 21st, 2018, 5:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Middle Back Pain/Tightness - What Am I Doing Wrong?
Replies: 34
Views: 3501

Re: Middle Back Pain/Tightness - What Am I Doing Wrong?

Also, when you’re driving off, you have to make sure you’re driving through the hips, with the core firmly engaged. Do not pull with arms/shoulders - keep them “loose”. Good demo here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=To1qBIHfx-0 (short version; note what the coach says at 1:05 - definitely worth try...
by Paul N
March 21st, 2018, 5:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Middle Back Pain/Tightness - What Am I Doing Wrong?
Replies: 34
Views: 3501

Re: Middle Back Pain/Tightness - What Am I Doing Wrong?

Hi - it looks to me like you are not rocking back over by using your pelvis i.e. your pelvis remains pointing too far back and you’re curving your back too much. Easier said than done, it requires work in flexibility and strength - hips, hamstrings, glutes. This video explains it, and also shows som...
by Paul N
March 18th, 2018, 2:23 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 22815
Views: 2427916

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Watched a video on the reverse pick drill last night and practiced it today: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rndwB648yHo By focussing on keeping the body forward, and driving hard with the legs, first half slide, then full slide, it really gave a great feeling of the connection with the wheel. The f...
by Paul N
March 18th, 2018, 1:01 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg pb thread
Replies: 170
Views: 27380

Re: Skierg pb thread

Thanks for the encouragement Steve. Yep, at my height and weight, I'm certainly not going to be breaking many records. As you say, I'm in it to build fitness, strength and form, and compete against myself. As well as the physical demands, certain workouts on both the rower and the skierg present gre...
by Paul N
March 16th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 1987
Views: 242094

Re: Forum Flyers

Rick, how on earth have you clocked up 515k in 2 days of the WEC? :shock:
by Paul N
March 16th, 2018, 4:45 pm
Forum: Concept2 SkiErg
Topic: Skierg pb thread
Replies: 170
Views: 27380

Re: Skierg pb thread

Second attempt at the March CTC: - Interval 1, 15:00, 2657, 2:49.3, 44spm - Interval 2, 15:00, 2667, 2:48.7, 45spm First attempt was: - Interval 1, 15:00, 2556, 2:56.0, 42spm - Interval 2, 15:00, 2593, 2:53.5, 44spm So quite an improvement - but still well down at the bottom end of the leaderboard :)
by Paul N
March 14th, 2018, 5:02 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 1987
Views: 242094

Re: Forum Flyers

CTC on the rower tonight: 1: 3108m @ 2:24.7, 25spm 2: 3119m @ 2:24.2, 26spm Really poor. Had decided to go for 2:20 throughout the first interval, but after 5 mins, legs were really tired and shortly after, put the handle down. Decided to carry on at a reduced pace - 2:25 - and managed that to the e...
by Paul N
March 8th, 2018, 8:28 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 1987
Views: 242094

Re: Forum Flyers

lindsayh wrote:CTC x2 tonite
mine was @1:55.0 and 1:55.7 (started a bit slow and couldn't quite chase it down)
(sr27 Jack)
Terry did both his @1:57.3
Really good efforts. At least you left nothing in the tank Lindsay, which is what happens if you do what I did i.e. go too cautious on the 1st.
by Paul N
March 8th, 2018, 8:24 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 1987
Views: 242094

Re: Forum Flyers

jackarabit wrote:Big step up from your old 30’ best, Eric.
Yep, time to get that signature updated Erik.
by Paul N
March 8th, 2018, 8:22 am
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 1987
Views: 242094

Re: Forum Flyers

Thanks ... she had another one off incident about 18 months ago. A seizure. went through the whole hospital routine and they concluded it was a random event with no real reason as to why it happened. Apparently you are allowed one seizure in your life. When you have a second they start getting seri...
by Paul N
March 7th, 2018, 6:26 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 1987
Views: 242094

Re: Forum Flyers

Tonight: 10km, 49:31.8, 2:28.5, 23 average spm. First row for me over 30 min / 6182m. Have entered it in the IRL for now - don't know if I'll make another attempt this month - might do. Ended up rowing it with conflicting objectives: primarily wanted to do some steady-moderate training (UT2/UT1); bu...
by Paul N
March 4th, 2018, 6:19 pm
Forum: Teams
Topic: Forum Flyers
Replies: 1987
Views: 242094

Re: Forum Flyers

Tried a 30' steady state row on Saturday: was supposed to be a 18 - 22 rate experiment, hoping to work in the aerobic HR bands. Found the rates at 20 and below just too difficult. Was struggling with the pause / recovery stage. Also, may have had the drag too high (111) for me at 18spm: could really...
by Paul N
March 3rd, 2018, 10:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Noob would like some feedback please
Replies: 37
Views: 5367

Re: Noob would like some feedback please

I really need to work on slowing the recovery so that I get to the catch and don't pause. It's a technique issue. Most newbies row too fast, so not uncommon. Here's how I slow my rate: The drive is the same; good strong catch position, push hard with the legs, open the hips, finish with the arms. T...
by Paul N
March 3rd, 2018, 10:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Lose a minute on the 2k in a year
Replies: 8
Views: 1373

Re: Lose a minute on the 2k in a year

Thanks Henry. My 2k is ~2:14, and my 30' is 2:28. I think currently, I should find the latter a lot easier than the former. For aerobic work, perhaps 2:36, 2:33, 2:30 at 18/20/22 might be one to try. Need to experiment. I would like to try something similar on the SkiErg too, but am still finding my...