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by hobbit
June 16th, 2019, 4:11 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing & Running Fitness
Replies: 31
Views: 11745

Re: Rowing & Running Fitness

"Ran" the French vertical kilometer championships today. It was a bit of a struggle towards the end - had to pause to catch my breath a couple of times :oops:. Still, I managed a new PB of 57:50 for exactly 1,000m of vertical gain, which was nice. I was disappointed to be 10th out of 18 starters in ...
by hobbit
June 7th, 2019, 3:11 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), also known as electromyostimulation
Replies: 13
Views: 1155

Re: Electrical muscle stimulation (EMS), also known as electromyostimulation

There are certainly plenty of athletes who take electrostimulation very seriously, both for recovery and improving muscle strength.

The Rolls-Royce of electrostimulators are made by the Swiss company Compex: https://www.compex.com/uk/. To no-one's surprise, they are not cheap.
by hobbit
June 7th, 2019, 2:51 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Training slump... it finally happened to me... :(
Replies: 32
Views: 2880

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

I'm feeling pretty "meuh" about erging too at the moment. Let's face it, it's not the world's most exciting activity. For the last few weeks, I've just been trying not to slide too far down the "distance rowed this season" ranking. Here's my tip: I may have had a breakthrough today, because I finall...
by hobbit
June 3rd, 2019, 3:02 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Arthritic knees.
Replies: 7
Views: 1025

Re: Arthritic knees.

Hi all, i've recently had results of MRI scan of L R Knees. My Doc informs me i have Patellofemoral degeneration and Chodromalacia of both knees. His advice was to keep rowing as i don't get any pain. Anyone else got nuisance knees. I've had a lot of this in the past, due to being bandy legged, IMH...
by hobbit
May 31st, 2019, 8:29 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 25492
Views: 2986701

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

But... started off feeling really good, brain decided that I was going to smash my 10k PB, so went along at 2.06. The body rebelled at this after a while, so the brain kicked in again and decided to have a crack at my 5k PB. Big battle between brain and body, resulting in a compromise pace that lef...
by hobbit
May 30th, 2019, 6:21 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing & Running Fitness
Replies: 31
Views: 11745

Re: Rowing & Running Fitness

2nd power hike of the year. The first with running shoes, as the snow melts. My increased erging, compared to a year ago, is paying off, as I got a PB on my 800m vertical climb test piece: 52:22, 20s off last year's record. More to come, as I'm not grooved into the movement yet. I use hiking poles, ...
by hobbit
May 20th, 2019, 2:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 6824
Views: 911419

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

New PB for 60min! +260m. Was aiming for @2:12 before I sat down, but going a bit faster felt fine, then I just carried on to the bitter end. 1:00:00.0 13,735m 2:11.0 156 835 25 10:00.0 2,286m 2:11.2 155 832 25 20:00.0 2,287m 2:11.1 155 833 24 30:00.0 2,280m 2:11.5 154 828 24 40:00.0 2,285m 2:11.2 15...
by hobbit
May 19th, 2019, 12:21 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 25492
Views: 2986701

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

NEW WORLD RECORD 100k Mixed Tandem Time ............. 6 Hours 51 minutes 16.2 seconds On Saturday I did this with my wife Carol Woodward at the ''Row for it'' event in Birmingham (UK Midlands) It was in the 60-69 Lightweight category for a ''mixed couple'' (as in a man and a woman...you don't have ...
by hobbit
May 8th, 2019, 9:38 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 25492
Views: 2986701

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

We seem to off to a cracking start to the new season. Congratulations all round! I'm trying to keep up 10k a day for as long as I can, but it's hard to make up missed days. Yesterday: power hike with 800m of vertical ascent in 60min. Just a nice early season outing. Had to wear hiking shoes due to t...
by hobbit
May 4th, 2019, 3:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Global Marathon and Century Challenge
Replies: 34
Views: 2653

Re: Global Marathon and Century Challenge

lindsayh wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 8:20 pm
if you are interested British Rowing have a marathon theme and lots of info just posted
British Rowing <indoor@britishrowing.org>
Lindsay, that link is dead. I couldn't find what you intended, otherwise I would have posted it myself.
by hobbit
May 3rd, 2019, 1:36 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Ergo shoes and ergo gloves
Replies: 23
Views: 3884

Re: Ergo shoes and ergo gloves

Hi, i've just bought some Merrell foot glove 3, wish i'd done this ages ago instead of struggling on with various Under Armour trainers. The Merrells are very comfortable.For non specific erg shoe. That's interesting. I just bought some of these in my quest for more stable feet for running. I love ...
by hobbit
May 1st, 2019, 10:12 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Global Marathon and Century Challenge
Replies: 34
Views: 2653

Re: Global Marathon and Century Challenge

Congratulations for that fine marathon! I may have a shot later in the year, but I don't think that I'll be reaching 3h. I thought that I'd get my new season off to a cracking start with a half marathon. I'm 63rd on the overall list for meters rowed at the moment! And top of the 60-69 LWT half marat...
by hobbit
April 30th, 2019, 12:13 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Getting enough sleep for gains
Replies: 28
Views: 3268

Re: Getting enough sleep for gains

I concentrate on how my body is lying and in particular how various body parts are resting (I know that's weird but don't mind sharing) - it's a case of being present and not indulging abstract thought. Works for me. This is actually close to a technique that you find in relaxation/getting to sleep...
by hobbit
April 29th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Health & Fitness
Topic: Getting enough sleep for gains
Replies: 28
Views: 3268

Re: Getting enough sleep for gains

I'm lucky as I am semi-retired - only work about two days a week, usually choosing my own schedule. So I sleep from 11:30 to 7 (alarm) Then drink tea and check newspapers. Then, most days, at 8: pull-ups, pushups, core routine, pilates, yoga, proprioception, etc. for about 45 min. Every day, nap aft...
by hobbit
April 21st, 2019, 9:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 25492
Views: 2986701

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

10k SS 44:55 @2:14.8 df104 25spm. Would not be remarkable, but this is my first long piece for 3 weeks, after pulling a muscle in my back. Nice to be back. I'm using a slightly lower damping factor and higher spm, to make the pull less stressful. Having missed three of weeks of erging, I'm in a rush...