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by hobbit
March 14th, 2019, 4:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Technique/Initiating stroke with back
Replies: 32
Views: 2452

Re: Technique/Initiating stroke with back

Keep in mind that there are different "styles" of rowing, some of which involve the back (aka "trunk") earlier than others. Thanks very much for this post. I haven't seen it previously. I presume that all these styles are used by top class OTW rowers of different "schools", am I right? It is a good...
by hobbit
March 10th, 2019, 1:09 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 25514
Views: 2988879

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

2hr / 27716m / 2:09.8 / 21spm 10min spin bike warm down just a horrible piece... knew it was going wrong after 45mins when heart rate went up and sweat started pouring out, spent the next 1hr15m toughing it out and generally yo yo pace up and down. Was aiming for 7000 per 30min. Next time :roll: no...
by hobbit
March 9th, 2019, 4:43 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 25514
Views: 2988879

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Missed 4 days erging :shock: due to a business trip. Back home yesterday...

10min elliptics HR 120bpm; Treadmill: 6 x 2min + 1min 11kh-1/5.5kh-1 - almost ready to go outside and test that dodgy knee.

10k 45:05 @2:15 22spm 122 av. bpm.
by hobbit
March 1st, 2019, 6:11 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 25514
Views: 2988879

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Great work, Martin! I wish I had the motivation to keep up that work rate. I was pleased with yesterday: Morning: 75min cross-country skiing. Pretty technical as I had to avoid all the school kids who are on holiday :) . Afternoon: 10min elliptics, 20min treadmill 1min 5.5kh-1 + 1min 11kh-1 (part of...
by hobbit
February 26th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Brand new to rowing - 7 min 2k possible? Effect of damper?
Replies: 17
Views: 2701

Re: Brand new to rowing - 7 min 2k possible? Effect of damper?

It is certainly doable. If you check out the concept2 rankings, you'll find almost 300 lightweight (under 75kg) men managed to get under 7min for 2k this season (since 1st of May 2018). Quite a few of them are over 50 years old, so you don't have to be young, just work hard.
by hobbit
February 19th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Clueless
Replies: 8
Views: 1088

Re: Clueless

Welcome to the forum bar! For motivation during the initial phase of long slow meters, I find the concept2 annual meters honor board very helpful. Just get yourself a (free) concept2 logbook account and log all your training there. The honor board shows you your place in a huge list of how many mete...
by hobbit
February 8th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 25514
Views: 2988879

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Managed to pull something interesting a couple of days ago - the right lat muscle in my back :lol: . Probably whilst doing some pullups on the rings at the gym. I do 8 most mornings on a bar at home, so I don't know why this went so wrong. Anyway, taking off my jumper to go to bed was murder and the...
by hobbit
February 4th, 2019, 2:42 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 25514
Views: 2988879

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Today: 10min elliptics @200W; 15min dreadmill @11-13kmh-1; 6k erg @2:14 20spm. My longest run since getting injured in September, so it felt good. Just need to wait and see if my knee objects later or not. The erging was pretty intense because my rowing buddy at the gym gave me some tips and I spent...
by hobbit
February 3rd, 2019, 3:45 pm
Forum: Competition
Topic: Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships 2019 ???
Replies: 4
Views: 1247

Re: Canadian Indoor Rowing Championships 2019 ???

lancecampeau wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 11:31 am
Managed a 6:55.6 for my 2K... 9 am start :shock:
two more races to go!
Great! Two seconds off your PB at 9 in the morning looks pretty good. Are you happy?
by hobbit
February 3rd, 2019, 7:00 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: Apple Lighting Cable Available for Concept2 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6660

Re: Apple Lighting Cable Available for Concept2 PM

$45. They have got to be kidding! Probably ...

I've ordered a little $2 dongle for converting an iPhone USB charging cable to a PM5 cable. Should be here next week. If it works, I'll get back to you.
by hobbit
February 1st, 2019, 2:40 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 25514
Views: 2988879

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Yesterday, I was XC skiing (classic style) for the first time in 2 years. Tracks were great and there was no-one on them. Bashed out a couple of 7k laps with embarassingly rusty technique and the wrong wax. A great day out nevertheless. Today, I wanted to go for a new HM PB, but the demons got to me...
by hobbit
January 30th, 2019, 1:45 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2061
Views: 194465

Re: Pete Plan Thread

More snow here today, not the bucket loads that some places have seen, but the XC ski tracks are in good condition now. So, I've decided to stop the PP. Between XC skiing and running, there is not enough space in my schedule for a structured erging plan like PP. I'll go back to lots of SS with the o...
by hobbit
January 29th, 2019, 4:38 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Pete Plan Thread
Replies: 2061
Views: 194465

Re: Pete Plan Thread

Finally, something decent to report... My "weeks" have stretched with extra rest days and SS days. Plus a horrible half-finished pyramid that is best forgotten. C2W2D3 4 x 2000m 5'r @2:05.9 29spm. A few tenths faster than last time. Finished in style, i.e. did not have to lie down :roll: . Accompani...
by hobbit
January 28th, 2019, 5:28 am
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Correct USB cable?
Replies: 16
Views: 3089

Re: Correct USB cable?

My iPhone 5 has lost the plot when talking Bluetooth with the PM5's at the gym - it never finds them. So I've decided to buy a cable. Over to Concept2's dealer in France. Aaand ... the cable is 50€ :shock: . They have got to be kidding. So, back here to find out what I need and can buy cheaply on Am...
by hobbit
January 26th, 2019, 10:23 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Runner needs advice - terrible rowing performance :D
Replies: 46
Views: 4821

Re: Runner needs advice - terrible rowing performance :D

Here's an article about Mo Farah and Galen Rupp's weight training regime. Modified Olympic lifting going to high weights https://www.flotrack.org/articles/5034678-to-make-it-to-the-next-level-strength-training-is-a-must Here's part of the last paragraph: "Previously, ever mindful of their mass, runn...