What Training Have You Done Today?

General discussion on Training. How to get better on your erg, how to use your erg to get better at another sport, or anything else about improving your abilities.
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Anth_F » January 25th, 2018, 12:08 pm

AnimalNige wrote:10k PB this morning.

37:33.7 for a pace of 1:52.6

21st place in GBR 50-59 age group.

I feel there's more to come. That was hard but not desperate. I find longer pieces easier. I'll try a 2k PB in a couple of weeks. Those things fill me with dread!

Some bouldering and abs and ring work now.
Superb 10k, Nige.

Good luck on the 2k... don't think too much about it in the build up. Try going in with a clear mind and confident in your ability... thats what i did on my 2k PB. Worked well for me :wink:
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by OtwSL » January 25th, 2018, 12:18 pm

Anth_F wrote:
AnimalNige wrote:10k PB this morning.

37:33.7 for a pace of 1:52.6

21st place in GBR 50-59 age group.

I feel there's more to come. That was hard but not desperate. I find longer pieces easier. I'll try a 2k PB in a couple of weeks. Those things fill me with dread!

Some bouldering and abs and ring work now.
Superb 10k, Nige.

Good luck on the 2k... don't think too much about it in the build up. Try going in with a clear mind and confident in your ability... thats what i did on my 2k PB. Worked well for me :wink:
I thought you didn't race!
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Anth_F » January 25th, 2018, 12:29 pm

OtwSL wrote:
Anth_F wrote:
AnimalNige wrote:10k PB this morning.

37:33.7 for a pace of 1:52.6

21st place in GBR 50-59 age group.

I feel there's more to come. That was hard but not desperate. I find longer pieces easier. I'll try a 2k PB in a couple of weeks. Those things fill me with dread!

Some bouldering and abs and ring work now.
Superb 10k, Nige.

Good luck on the 2k... don't think too much about it in the build up. Try going in with a clear mind and confident in your ability... thats what i did on my 2k PB. Worked well for me :wink:
I thought you didn't race!
I generally don't now. I done a 7:23 2k in the earlier phases of my rowing. I just remember not thinking about it, and just jumped on and done it without fussing.
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by lancecampeau » January 25th, 2018, 1:48 pm

G-dub wrote:Unless you have raced before and know what to expect, you will be surprised how “up” you will feel even at that hour. It is quite exciting and your adrenaline will be pumping
Its my first race for sure and I am nervous about it to say the least... Honestly, I can be sitting at my desk and just visualizing a 2K race or a PB attempt will immediately get my adrenaline going fierce. My heart rate is going up just writing this post, no joke... Its really distracting.

Does anyone have any tricks for remaining calm pre-race?
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by hjs » January 25th, 2018, 1:58 pm

lancecampeau wrote:
G-dub wrote:Unless you have raced before and know what to expect, you will be surprised how “up” you will feel even at that hour. It is quite exciting and your adrenaline will be pumping
Its my first race for sure and I am nervous about it to say the least... Honestly, I can be sitting at my desk and just visualizing a 2K race or a PB attempt will immediately get my adrenaline going fierce. My heart rate is going up just writing this post, no joke... Its really distracting.

Does anyone have any tricks for remaining calm pre-race?
No, you will be nervous! :wink:

But thats a good thing, you will be very alert. What you need is a good raceplan. The race will mess up your normal feeling, in the first minute everything will feel very light and easy.... But it isn,t, don,t get fooled.
Have a raceplan, and keep that, if around halfway it still feel easy speed up, not before.

Do a few home 2k s, you need to know what you are good for.

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by OtwSL » January 25th, 2018, 2:55 pm

Don't worry about it Lance! It's worse at OTW regattas, sometimes you're waiting up to an hour at the start line! I'm sure you'll nail it especially in a race environment with all of the motivation. Give it your best shot!

Today:
Tried a 10',9',8',7',6',5' with 3' rest at target 30' pace but my heart wasn't in it.
Instead I went all NavHaz again with a 20×1' with 1' rest at r20. My target was sub 1:52.5. Haha!

20:00 5496 @1:49.1 r20 (just!)
270m @1:51.1 r20
272m @1:50.2 r20
274m @1:49.4 r21
274m @1:49.4 r21
274m @1:49.4 r21
273m @1:49.8 r21
273m @1:49.8 r21
275m @1:49.0 r21
274m @1:49.4 r21
275m @1:49.0 r21
274m @1:49.4 r21
275m @1:49.0 r21
276m @1:48.6 r21
277m @1:48.3 r21
275m @1:49.0 r21
276m @1:48.6 r21
276m @1:48.6 r21
277m @1:48.3 r21
280m @1:47.1 r21
r444m

I know it wasn't at r20 but oh well! Pretty pleased nonetheless!
No idea if this is a good set or not. Are these good splits for a sub 7?

Have a good day!
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by G-dub » January 25th, 2018, 3:27 pm

4 x 6', 4'R - 1st and last minute at + r30, middle 4' @ r25
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fun workout once I got the hang of it
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by nick rockliff » January 25th, 2018, 3:59 pm

still not 100% but needed to get back on the erg to try and get the crap off my chest.

Just a gently 30r20 to ease back into it.

30 min - 7641 - 1.57.7 - 20

06 - 1515 - 1.58.8 - 20 - 130 end HR
12 - 1525 - 1.58.0 - 20 - 139
18 - 1528 - 1.57.8 - 20 - 143
24 - 1535 - 1.57.2 - 20 - 149
30 - 1539 - 1.56.9 - 20 - 152
63 6' 4" 103kg
PBs 2k 6:16.4 5k 16:37.5 10k 34:35.5 30m 8727 60m 17059 HM 74:25.9 FM 2:43:48.8
50s PBs 2k 6.24.3 5k 16.55.4 6k 20.34.2 10k 35.19.0 30m 8633 60m 16685 HM 76.48.7
60s PBs 5k 17.51.2 10k 36.42.6 30m 8263 60m 16089 HM 79.16.6

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Anth_F » January 25th, 2018, 4:29 pm

nick rockliff wrote:still not 100% but needed to get back on the erg to try and get the crap off my chest.

Just a gently 30r20 to ease back into it.

30 min - 7641 - 1.57.7 - 20

06 - 1515 - 1.58.8 - 20 - 130 end HR
12 - 1525 - 1.58.0 - 20 - 139
18 - 1528 - 1.57.8 - 20 - 143
24 - 1535 - 1.57.2 - 20 - 149
30 - 1539 - 1.56.9 - 20 - 152
Thats some gentle 30r20 :lol:
42yo male 5'10 78kg (Rowing since june 9th 2016) PB's 5k 19:22 30min 7518m

My goals are simply to keep fit/get fitter and continue to enjoy rowing on the C2 :)

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by WattsFromNotts » January 25th, 2018, 5:00 pm

@Stu, @Scott, @Rod, thanks for the kind words of encouragement, it is gratefully received.

@AnimalNige, awesome 10k PB, well done.


Thursday, 25 Jan

60mins. 14,282m, 2:06.0, R18, HR 148, df 96.

I really enjoyed this one tonight! Thoughts about a rubbish day at work faded away after 20mins or so of slow focused rowing. Absolutely drenched by the end. Result.
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by AnimalNige » January 25th, 2018, 5:39 pm

lancecampeau wrote:
G-dub wrote:Unless you have raced before and know what to expect, you will be surprised how “up” you will feel even at that hour. It is quite exciting and your adrenaline will be pumping
Its my first race for sure and I am nervous about it to say the least... Honestly, I can be sitting at my desk and just visualizing a 2K race or a PB attempt will immediately get my adrenaline going fierce. My heart rate is going up just writing this post, no joke... Its really distracting.

Does anyone have any tricks for remaining calm pre-race?
Trust yourself. Trust your training.

All your training has come to this point on the start line. Second guessing it, wasting energy on nervousness isn't going to change a thing. Relax the parts of you that you don't need to race.

When the start comes, stick to your pacing. When the pain kicks in, just remember your training.

I've done lots of cycling time trials, won a fair few, and that's my philosophy. It's ok to feel a little nervous, but don't let it bother you.
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by G-dub » January 25th, 2018, 6:21 pm

Lance - embrace it. When you feel nerves know that it is supposed to have you excited. Let it give you a big deep smile. you have nothing to lose and are doing something most people would be too chicken to do. Now it’s time to celebrate and give it all you have with a sense of joy. You will love it. I promise.
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by G-dub » January 25th, 2018, 11:07 pm

After it’s all done of course! But it’s so much more fun when you enjoy the anxiety and have a laugh about it then realize that it’s just because you are into it and ready to jam. Last year I sat next to Cyclingman Jim Gratton and he said “man, don’t sweat it, it’s just another row”, which was right on the spot. I feel like a sissy for not racing this year. Oh well
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Erik A » January 26th, 2018, 2:24 am

35 min SS for 8634m followed by a 1000m cool down and 25 min on the bike.
new gym tonight as the last one had a fire the other night. supposed to open early next week but this branch is so much better with 2 Ds and 2 Es. the Es have Pm5s and the Ds have Pm3s. the other branch has a 2 x Cs with a PM 3 and a PM2. only real issue is the noise. quite a lot noisier than my usual branch
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by jimmyshand » January 26th, 2018, 3:59 am

Some impressive numbers here!

I did 10k this morning, 1.59.7/r22 in 39:54.0 but more pleased about hitting 1,000,000 for the season (and 1.26million since I began on the erg earlier last year). It's also my first session on my own erg, which I got second hand for £500 (Model D, PM5).
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1k 3:15.4 (Jun 2020) | 2k 6:51.4 (Feb 2019) | 5k 18:16.9 (Oct 2019) | 30min 8,016m (Apr 2019) | 10k 37:53.6 (May 2019) | 60min 15,254m (Apr 2019) | HM 1:25:38.4 (Apr 2019)

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