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by hobbit
May 4th, 2019, 3:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Global Marathon and Century Challenge
Replies: 34
Views: 3762

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: 29
Views: 5954

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: 3762

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: 42
Views: 7043

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: 42
Views: 7043

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: 28866
Views: 3736992

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...
by hobbit
April 16th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Does tiny feet affect rowing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1572

Re: Does tiny feet affect rowing?

The idea that either of us might go off the end of the rail, as someone discussed, is pretty funny. I must be about half way along when my legs are fully extended :lol: . It has nothing to do with the length of your legs. It has to do with the way you finish your stroke when rowing unstrapped. I se...
by hobbit
April 14th, 2019, 2:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28866
Views: 3736992

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

A big day. First row for two weeks :cry: since doing my back in rowing. My longest pause for almost a year. My back is still not quite right, so I decided to up the spm (29) and lower the df 85, to try to reduce the stress. So I managed 5k @ 2:09, as a welcome back present to myself. My back ached a...
by hobbit
April 14th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 28866
Views: 3736992

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

A big day. First row for two weeks :cry: since doing my back in rowing. My longest pause for almost a year. My back is still not quite right, so I decided to up the spm (29) and lower the df 85, to try to reduce the stress. So I managed 5k @ 2:09, as a welcome back present to myself. My back ached a...
by hobbit
April 14th, 2019, 1:26 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Does tiny feet affect rowing?
Replies: 12
Views: 1572

Re: Does tiny feet affect rowing?

I have massive :roll: size 6 (UK) feet and to answer your headline question, I don't think that it affects my rowing. As already suggested, it's being small that is a handicap. The idea that either of us might go off the end of the rail, as someone discussed, is pretty funny. I must be about half wa...
by hobbit
April 5th, 2019, 10:29 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing. There is no substitute.
Replies: 3
Views: 2898

Re: Rowing. There is no substitute.

I'm using rowing for cross training for running. I'd suggest that you just do steady state rowing to improve your base cardio fitness, without the stress on the joints that running causes. If you really get the erging bug and want to improve your times, then you can look at the various Pete Plans, w...
by hobbit
April 5th, 2019, 5:57 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing & Running Fitness
Replies: 31
Views: 15288

Re: Rowing & Running Fitness

Does the pain from the meniscus tend to occur during direct pressure and full straightening of the leg? Off and on I've had flare ups for the past few months in the same knee, where I would go to stretch before getting out of bed in the morning, and that straight-leg lockout was crazy painful on on...
by hobbit
April 5th, 2019, 5:45 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing & Running Fitness
Replies: 31
Views: 15288

Re: Rowing & Running Fitness

As previously mentioned, rowing is NOT a good preparation for running. The muscles used and the motions are entirely in opposition and different. I know :) . I row to get good cardio when it's cold outside & just general cross training- I've got the bug... I always do 10min elliptics as a warm-up, ...
by hobbit
April 2nd, 2019, 9:36 am
Forum: Cross-Training
Topic: Rowing & Running Fitness
Replies: 31
Views: 15288

Re: Rowing & Running Fitness

Just a little rant to let off steam... Getting back to running is proving VERY frustrating. I'm working with an excellent PT and my torn knee meniscus is almost a thing of the past (still, 6 months lost). So I slowly increased duration and repetitions on the treadmill from 10 x (1' on/1' off) to 10 ...
by hobbit
March 25th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Prizes and manipulation
Replies: 58
Views: 5584

Re: Prizes and manipulation

As a start, Concept2 don't even need to offer a parallel list for the annual meters challenge (or the others, for that matter). They can just add an optional filter, like the one for "indoor rowing only", which would be "verified only". I think that would cut out a lot of the silliness. Adding an "u...