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 VeloMark » February 4th, 2018, 11:31 am

Gammmmo, Stu, Lindsayh, and Scott,

Thanks guys! While I hurt worse after that race than my hardest training session, capping off 6 months of hard work with such a great day was euphoric. After a couple of days to let it sink in, I'll get started on planning what's next.

Thanks again for all the support.
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2K 7:04.3, 5K 18:42.6

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by jimmyshand » February 4th, 2018, 12:11 pm

Dangerscouse wrote:
jimmyshand wrote:Longest row yet this morning, 70 minutes r20, 2:07.0 for 16,524m. Shed erg is helping me get more hours in, this week managed 48k, and last three weeks total of 157,000m, which I'm happy with as I was only managing about 30k a week in the gym. Gearing up for another 2k test soon.

I think I must be hard-wired for monotony - I just don't seem to get bored of this!
Great effort Jimmy. I also don't get bored on the longer sessions. There's always a lot to look at on the monitor and keep evaluating technique and splits etc
Thanks Stu - and even if I did get bored, this board is a great source of motivation.
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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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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Gammmmo » February 4th, 2018, 12:16 pm

55K for the week (including efforts of 1.1, 1.4 and 1.5K @ 6:46ish sort of 2K pace)
3 core sessions (project vanity/abs somewhat offset by eating 2 tubs of Carte D'or choc ice-cream - damn those cheap supermarket offers!)
2 weights sessions
Paul, 49M, 5'11" 82kg (sprint PBs HWT), ex bike time trialler.
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Targets: 355m+ 1min, 1:27(500m), 3:11(1K), bench 2 plates, squat 3 plates

Erg on!

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Dangerscouse » February 4th, 2018, 12:29 pm

VeloMark wrote:Gammmmo, Stu, Lindsayh, and Scott,

Thanks guys! While I hurt worse after that race than my hardest training session, capping off 6 months of hard work with such a great day was euphoric. After a couple of days to let it sink in, I'll get started on planning what's next.

Thanks again for all the support.
You're very welcome Mark. You deserve all the plaudits along with Mike & Lance for all of your hard work. It's always great to read when hard work pays off.

Hopefully none of you will have a mini slump like I did recently. It seems quite common with ergers after a big significant achievement, which seemed counter intuitive to me before it actually happened. In my head the buzz of achievement would just spur me onwards and upwards.
47 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,461m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:44:04; 50k= 3:16:09; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Gammmmo » February 4th, 2018, 12:31 pm

@Stu, I actually find a PB/SB spurs me on temporarily to have a go at other distances too. Unless we're talking shorter stuff, the aerobic demands are king and as such there is often plenty of crossover potential before one loses their "edge". Of course the more trained someone becomes the more specific the training required among distances, and so this effect will be watered down somewhat. I'm nowhere near that though personally.
Paul, 49M, 5'11" 82kg (sprint PBs HWT), ex bike time trialler.
Deadlift=185kg, LP=1:15, 100m=15.7s, 1min=350m Image
Targets: 355m+ 1min, 1:27(500m), 3:11(1K), bench 2 plates, squat 3 plates

Erg on!

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Dangerscouse » February 4th, 2018, 1:42 pm

Gammmmo wrote:@Stu, I actually find a PB/SB spurs me on temporarily to have a go at other distances too. Unless we're talking shorter stuff, the aerobic demands are king and as such there is often plenty of crossover potential before one loses their "edge". Of course the more trained someone becomes the more specific the training required among distances, and so this effect will be watered down somewhat. I'm nowhere near that though personally.
Yeah, I agree with PBs generally but for some reason after my 12hr I slowly realised I was in a mental slump; I just couldn't quite fire on all cylinders and quite a few people said the same thing after BIRC. It wasn't illness or injury, just missing a certain something.

Makes no sense to me as it should only have served to bolster and encourage. It might just have been me and there's no actual correlation with the others too but I thought I'd mention it. It might be the time of year as well; January is a struggle generally
47 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,461m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:44:04; 50k= 3:16:09; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by AnimalNige » February 4th, 2018, 3:06 pm

133km ride in cold and grotty conditions including a stop for a puncture in the middle of nowhere in the rain yesterday.

Not enough food last night, so this morning's half marathon felt hard with extremely achy glutes. Tomorrow will have to be very easy.

Then a bit of abs, bouldering and front lever progressions. Made it half way up the rope :(
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by bisqeet » February 4th, 2018, 3:16 pm

25k @10W (R18-R20)
1:40:00 and change ~2:01 pace HR capped UT1
watching altered carbon on netflix - not bad
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Rod » February 4th, 2018, 3:54 pm

10k Time Trial

Time.....................37:28.1
Average pace...........1:52.4
SPM.......................35
DF.........................115


Phew........a tough one! :o

This was a Lightweight PB by 2.9 seconds from my last one which was in November so happy with that as it shows I'm not in too bad shape for the world champs....only 2 weeks to go now! :?
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by VeloMark » February 4th, 2018, 7:00 pm

Dangerscouse wrote:
Hopefully none of you will have a mini slump like I did recently. It seems quite common with ergers after a big significant achievement, which seemed counter intuitive to me before it actually happened. In my head the buzz of achievement would just spur me onwards and upwards.
Interesting, this morning I woke up with a vague feeling I couldn't quite identify. As it was the first day in 6 months I haven't had the singular driving goal of a 2K race on 2/3/18, I was feeling somewhat directionless. Even though I've been planning to ramp up my cycling training for race season, the loss of such a strong driver had me feeling kind of empty.

Fortunately, even though I planned to take the day off the erg, I decided to jump on and run through Fletcher's 2K race warm up this morning. Even better, I used the pace for a 1:45 2K for the first time... guess my slump didn't last too long :D
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by gregory.cook » February 5th, 2018, 1:20 am

WattsFromNotts wrote:My wife is interested in the BikeErg, myself a SkiErg, there's only one way to find out...

Initial opinions of the BikeErg?
So far I'm happy with it but I do have two complaints. 1) When I'm really going sweat drips onto the flywheel cage, and 2) when the damper is all the way down, a cadence of 90 is about 180 watts which is fine for long slow stuff for me, but is a bit too much for my wife, i.e., it doesn't adjust down quite well enough. We might try to solve both of these problems at once by wrapping part of the flywheel cage (the part I sweat on) in plastic.

I didn't want to mix my rowing meters in the C2 log with my biking meters, so I removed my C2 login from my phone and used that for my BikeErg today.

Today: 40K on the BikeErg, 190 watts, 2:02.6 (per 1000 meters), 93 rpm, 1:21:44.0, 128 AHR.
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by gregory.cook » February 5th, 2018, 1:37 am

Dangerscouse wrote:Hopefully none of you will have a mini slump like I did recently. It seems quite common with ergers after a big significant achievement, which seemed counter intuitive to me before it actually happened. In my head the buzz of achievement would just spur me onwards and upwards.
I think it is common with all great endeavors. It's like being in love and breaking up. You can't just immediately go to being in love again. It takes a little time to fall in love with that next great goal.
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Dangerscouse » February 5th, 2018, 3:57 am

gregory.cook wrote: I think it is common with all great endeavors. It's like being in love and breaking up. You can't just immediately go to being in love again. It takes a little time to fall in love with that next great goal.
Yep, good point Gregory. I finally seem to exorcised it now
47 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,461m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:44:04; 50k= 3:16:09; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Dangerscouse » February 5th, 2018, 4:32 am

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I realised halfway through that I was too optimistic so I slowed it down whilst maintaining the stroke, which is important as I always stroke faster when I get tired. I ended up salvaging a decent session as Monday mornings are always a bit more of a struggle for me.

Drag was higher than intended but I had already committed to it by the time I saw what it was set at, but it felt surprisingly good
47 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:24; 6k= 21:09; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,428m 60mins= 16,461m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:44:04; 50k= 3:16:09; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

"You reap what you row"

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by OtwSL » February 5th, 2018, 4:34 am

Rod wrote:10k Time Trial

Time.....................37:28.1
Average pace...........1:52.4
SPM.......................35
DF.........................115


Phew........a tough one! :o

This was a Lightweight PB by 2.9 seconds from my last one which was in November so happy with that as it shows I'm not in too bad shape for the world champs....only 2 weeks to go now! :?
Solid Rod. Looking good for that 2k as long as you don't peak too soon!
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Targets for 2018: 100m 16.6, 2k sub 6:45, 5k sub 18:00, 10k sub 37:30, 30' 8100m, 30r20 7900m

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