I am starting with week 4 of the BPP today. Read a large part of this thread and thought I should make a post as well.
I am 27 years old and played waterpolo my entire life on a reasonable level (high level till I was 19, comfortable level till now
). I am not entirely happy with my weight with 98kg at 183cm. The waterpolo season ends in april here in the Netherlands so I started going to the gym with my girlfriend and warmed myself up with a 2k row with the damper on 8-9. However, I need a 'goal' or schedule I can keep myself to and just winging it like we where doing was not motivating me enough so eventually going to the gym was often replaced with 'I can go tomorrow'.
Later I felt remorse and started googling for ergometer training schedules (got some olympic rowers on my mothers side of the family and I liked it during my warm-ups).
So now I am here!
I am rowing with damper setting between 5 and 6 which gives a DF of 110.
I really like to keep track of progress and to get 'better', so that is what I am going to post here.
Still working on my form everytime, but it already feels efficient to me. I do notice that when I am doing the SS trainings, my spm goes to about 25-26 if i do not focus on slowing down the recovery.
week-# distance description time avg 500m spm
1.1 5000 SS 21:53,1 02:11,3 26
1.2 3000 6x500 Hard 11:11,1 01:51,8 27
1.3 5000 SS 21:16,0 02:07,6 24
2.1 5500 SS 23:47,1 02:09,7 23
2.2 3000 4*750 Hard 11:06,1 01:51,0 29
2.3 5500 SS 23:28,3 02:08,0 24
2.4 4683 20min SS 20:00,0 02:08,1 23
3.1 6000 SS 25:21,9 02:06,8 23
3.2 4000 2x2000 16:18,4 02:02,3 24
3.3 6000 Ss 25:12,2 02:06,0 23
3.5 3000 6*500 Hard 10:40,7 01:46,7 31
felt really good about getting the time improvement at the 6*500m.
Everybody is welcome to give tips and tricks!