We are all unique, so there a multitude of differences that need to be accounted for, and there is very little that is definitively correct / incorrect so all too often you don't know how much better you could perform with a few tweaks in your training.GlennUk wrote: ↑May 25th, 2021, 2:58 amThe longest session on the Marathon plan is 90 minutes which for me is c.19000m and without checking on the 100k plan 180 minutes. One of the things i was 'concerned about' was the fact that unlike more conventional approaches with ever increasing distance closer to full distance pre the marathon was nervous about this element of the plan.
However, Eddie is an experienced coach with a number of notables under his 'care' James Cracknel (40-49 GB marathon record ), Graham Benton (30-39 GB marathon record ), Rod Chinn 60-69 (GB marathon and WR 100k record holder) to name a few.
Whilst ive had an erg since end of 2009, after the 1st three years it gathered dust pretty much until May last year.
My total metres is just over 5M which by erging standards is not much given the timeframe involved (2.2m were last season) so perhaps it is my relative lack of experience and also trying to row at relatively low rates for such a long period of time means i have to concentrate on both my HR and my spm to avoid the catastrophe of hitting the wall half way through.
I have no doubt that Eddie knows what he is talking about, so there is going to be a whole lot of science forming his opinion.
I am a bit of an outlier in my HR generally, and definitely in terms of how I perform better when I consciously switch on to auto pilot and row with instinct. My HR stays steadier and lower when I do it that way, and my stroke rate is usually steady too, although this is affected a little bit by tiredness and zoning out too much. It definitely works for me, but I know others really struggle with it.