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by hobbit
June 6th, 2020, 5:49 pm
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing speed vs running speed
Replies: 25
Views: 2094

Re: Rowing speed vs running speed

I too row faster than I run, despite being totally the wrong size and shape for rowing. My best 5k running, since turning 60, is 22:11, whereas for rowing it's 21:03 (that was a good day). For 10k running, my only effort (whilst tearing a knee meniscus) is 48:10, whereas rowing it's 43:(whatever it ...
by hobbit
June 2nd, 2020, 2:58 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28822
Views: 3720111

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Hooray, I'm back after a long period of just running (about 50k a week). Now I'm injured, so I have to using erging to get my cardio fix. Today was the day that gyms reopened in France, which was a nice coincidence, as I only have an old C2 with a broken monitor at home. a.m. 1 hour dumbbells/bodywe...
by hobbit
June 1st, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Individual Challenges
Topic: Heptathlon
Replies: 14
Views: 887

Re: Heptathlon

Is anyone else having a go at this? I'm back on the forum, after a long absence, due to running (my preferred sport) uninjured. Now I'm injured again... Anyway, gyms are opening in France tomorrow, so I can get back on a C2. Thought this would be a fun way to get back into the swing of things. As I...
by hobbit
June 1st, 2020, 10:21 am
Forum: Individual Challenges
Topic: Heptathlon
Replies: 14
Views: 887

Re: Heptathlon

Is anyone else having a go at this? I'm back on the forum, after a long absence, due to running (my preferred sport) uninjured. Now I'm injured again... Anyway, gyms are opening in France tomorrow, so I can get back on a C2. Thought this would be a fun way to get back into the swing of things. As I'...
by hobbit
June 1st, 2020, 10:04 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: rowing as cross training for a marathon
Replies: 20
Views: 1045

Re: rowing as cross training for a marathon

We have a master instructor, Katie Rosso Recker, who is also a HUGE runner. She and I just talked about this two weeks ago! You can check out our convo here: https://youtu.be/QLDdo-uzz_U. Sarah Hey, thanks for this Youtube channel. I subscribed. Did not know about it and it's just what I want. I'm ...
by hobbit
May 23rd, 2020, 5:05 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Rest periods for intervals of 1 min or less
Replies: 14
Views: 965

Re: Rest periods for intervals of 1 min or less

Hi Paul. I'd strongly recommend you read any of the recent work or papers by Paul Laursen. His stuff is the leading edge on HIIT theory and session prescription/manipulation (I just got his book for my birthday and its an inch thick !). The problem with some traditional session prescription is that...
by hobbit
October 2nd, 2019, 12:35 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: declining or is this normal?
Replies: 29
Views: 3397

Re: declining or is this normal?

My 2 cents: I've got into mental burnout, so now, as others have suggested, I do time-based intervals: 10min blocks with a free rest (about 3min) to swig water, change music, stretch limbs, rest mind. Can manage at least 3 of those before going "sod it". I really cannot imagine how I did an HM last ...
by hobbit
September 15th, 2019, 10:40 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing for Ironman Training/Jack Nunn
Replies: 5
Views: 4197

Re: Rowing for Ironman Training/Jack Nunn

"80% of training for a triathlon on the erg" - That's a pretty amazing strategy, which goes right against the usual thought that training is very sport-specific. Still his arguments for indoor rowing as fitness training are ones that we can all agree with here. Here's Jack Nunn's article: https://ww...
by hobbit
September 13th, 2019, 4:02 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Tips for a shorter rower
Replies: 22
Views: 2527

Re: Tips for a shorter rower

As a shorter rower myself, I sympathise, although it sounds like your wife is not bothering about going fast, which is very sensible of her. One factor unmentioned so far is the foot position. As I understand it, the ball of the foot should be over the hinge, which means setting the foot plates in a...
by hobbit
August 3rd, 2019, 10:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Low rate fast pace....how?!
Replies: 26
Views: 2800

Re: Low rate fast pace....how?!

From the photo, it looks like he is really leaning back a long way at the end of the stroke - more like 2 o'clock or 2:30 than the recommended 1 o'clock. Thoughts?
by hobbit
August 3rd, 2019, 10:51 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing & Running Fitness
Replies: 31
Views: 15254

Re: Rowing & Running Fitness

That 5 x 1k track session is actually a perfect predictor. Did my first 5k Parkrun for a year today in an acceptable 22:12. Lots more where that came from, I think. Note to myself: do not get overexcited and spoil it all by getting injured.
by hobbit
July 29th, 2019, 10:10 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing & Running Fitness
Replies: 31
Views: 15254

Re: Rowing & Running Fitness

I seem to have finally sorted out my glass legs, so I'm able to run every two days without parts of them complaining. I've just been slowly ramping up from 10 x 1min + 1min on the treadmill to 25min continuous outdoors. Last week I got serious and went to the track to do some intervals. The first ti...
by hobbit
July 7th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28822
Views: 3720111

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Gradually cranking up the erging after resting my golfer's elbow (on the inside - tennis elbow is on the outside) for a few weeks. So, 3 by 2k @2:14 with 2min rest. A relaxed effort as it was after a sweaty treadmill session: 15 x 1min fast/1min slow (5.5 k per h). First five warming up. Last 10 at ...
by hobbit
July 5th, 2019, 9:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Do you mix up targets or keeping banging away....?
Replies: 6
Views: 935

Re: Do you mix up targets or keeping banging away....?

After going for a few longer PBs, as I'm not made either dimensionally, psychologically or physiologically for sprints, I've now relaxed into trying to row as many meters as possible, heretically at junk meter pace :shock: . I reckon that it's still money in the crosstraining bank for my main aim, w...
by hobbit
June 26th, 2019, 9:34 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28822
Views: 3720111

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

With your height, you should certainly stay away from rate 20 work, most rowers are tall and rate is for them, they are not seldom a footh longer, so per stroke they cover a lot more ground. Think about it, would a short guy make the same strides as a tall one? Would they even consider that? Useful...