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by Allan Olesen
September 20th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Program to work up to5k
Replies: 15
Views: 997

Re: Program to work up to5k

How do I see distance per stroke? You have to watch the distance counter and see how much it has counted up after every stroke. And that is probably the reason that 10 meter is a popular target - it is easy to see if the last digit is the same after every stroke. It is a pity that neither the PM no...
by Allan Olesen
September 20th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Polar Vantage V - anyone using this watch?
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Re: Polar Vantage V - anyone using this watch?

Just wondering what your thoughts are and if the wrist HR seems accurate. My thoughts: Don't do it! I have a watch with built- in heart rate sensor. Not a Polar, but they all seem to have the same problems. They are good for 24 hour monitoring of your heart rate, but they suck at sports. Rowing is ...
by Allan Olesen
September 20th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Program to work up to5k
Replies: 15
Views: 997

Re: Program to work up to5k

5’3” 170 pounds. 38 years old. Pacing was Somewhat consistent. Drag factor was probably a little low at 100 Pace varied from 3:05/500m to 3:13/500. Avg was 310 Stroke rate was 23-24 throughout whole workout I thought these numbers sounded strange for a 38 year old, so I just tried to reproduce them...
by Allan Olesen
September 19th, 2020, 2:30 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: AT Heat Rate Training: Does anyone do it?
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: AT Heat Rate Training: Does anyone do it?

The conclusions are ambivalent but they do say " experimental studeis lasting 6 weeks to 5 months demonstrate superior responses to polarized TID" (Training Intensity Durations) especially when compared to training that emphasizes Threshold (THR) or High Volume Low Intensity Training (HVLIT). It al...
by Allan Olesen
September 19th, 2020, 9:35 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Program to work up to5k
Replies: 15
Views: 997

Re: Program to work up to5k

You have already received excellent advice, but I think you could get better advice if you explain what is stopping you from doing a 5k right now. Are you stopping because you are out of breath? Are you stopping because you are out of strength? Are you stopping because you get pain? Are you stopping...
by Allan Olesen
September 19th, 2020, 6:15 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone here with a Polar OH1(+) and a multimeter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1799

Re: Anyone here with a Polar OH1(+) and a multimeter?

Thank you very much.
by Allan Olesen
September 19th, 2020, 5:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone here with a Polar OH1(+) and a multimeter?
Replies: 2
Views: 1799

Anyone here with a Polar OH1(+) and a multimeter?

I have lost the charger for my Polar OH1, and apparently this part cannot be bought separately (!) I think it will be pretty easy for me to make a DIY solution, since this is probably just a dumb shell with 4 wire connections and no electronics. But before I try that, I would like some confirmation ...
by Allan Olesen
September 18th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Concept2 BikeErg
Topic: Not Verified BikeErg Workout.
Replies: 13
Views: 1297

Re: Not Verified BikeErg Workout.

When you do a ranking piece the BikeErg monitor will ask you to check calibration, and you need to go through that process if you want a ranking piece to be verified. Given that I'm not knocking on the top rankings' door, I normally don't bother to do it every time. On the rower, it seems that all ...
by Allan Olesen
September 16th, 2020, 3:46 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: AT Heat Rate Training: Does anyone do it?
Replies: 10
Views: 944

Re: AT Heat Rate Training: Does anyone do it?

I used to train in that zone a lot and enjoyed it but after reading a few articles on the "black hole", I stopped training in the AT zone (I've seen that defined as 80-85% MHR) for about 8 months time to focus on a lot of volume in UT2 (80KM-100KM/weekly) and found my fitness greatly regressed So y...
by Allan Olesen
September 10th, 2020, 2:46 am
Forum: Ergdata, Online Racing, Rowpro & RowIt
Topic: ErgData average power error
Replies: 1
Views: 371

Re: ErgData average power error

Is your ErgData average power different from the average power shown on the PM? In any case, average power is wrong already in the PM. The average power shown in the PM is not an average of your power during the session. It is an average of your speed during the session, converted to power. There ca...
by Allan Olesen
September 8th, 2020, 12:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: Reading damper
Replies: 11
Views: 2635

Re: Reading damper

Thanks again. All very helpful. I'm not the only user at home, which is why I thought it might be useful -- once I've dialed in a comfortable DF -- to record where I set the damper is order to quickly reestablish my DF next time. I'll try what you've suggested. Endorphin-fueled happiness awaits. :)...
by Allan Olesen
September 6th, 2020, 4:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Interactive chart showing Concept2 pace, power, cal/hour, speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1033

Re: Interactive chart showing Concept2 pace, power, cal/hour, speed

I'm not sure what is wrong with the kcal/hr numbers either - they match up as close as possible to my Model C with PM3 numbers Once again: When I wrote my first post, the OP's linked said approx. 1200 at 1:40. The correct number is approx. 1500. The OP's link now says approx. 1500. So of course you...
by Allan Olesen
September 5th, 2020, 3:20 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Interactive chart showing Concept2 pace, power, cal/hour, speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1033

Re: Interactive chart showing Concept2 pace, power, cal/hour, speed

Hi Allan, The calorie calculation is not the same as used by the PM. At pace 1:40, the difference is almost 300 kcal/hour. [....] 1:40 is 1500cal/hour. As I remember it, your diagram said 1200 when I wrote my post. I agree to 1500. And again: It is "kcal/hour" (or the more silly American "Cal/hour"...
by Allan Olesen
September 4th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Indoor Rowers
Topic: Shock cord too tight?
Replies: 10
Views: 1006

Re: Shock chord too tight?

If you look under the bottom, near to the foot rests, you can see the ends of the bungee. They are fixated by being slotted into a keyhole. If there is any free length left, you can adjust the bungee there. If I remember correctly, the bungee should create a force on the chain, equivalent to approx....
by Allan Olesen
September 4th, 2020, 3:26 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Interactive chart showing Concept2 pace, power, cal/hour, speed
Replies: 12
Views: 1033

Re: Interactive chart showing Concept2 pace, power, cal/hour, speed

The calorie calculation is not the same as used by the PM. At pace 1:40, the difference is almost 300 kcal/hour. The PM uses 4 * mechanical work/hour + 300 kcal/hour. (I am not going into a discussion of whether this is better or worse. Just pointing out the difference). Also, the unit in the diagra...