What does "..3km/h in, 10km/h on. Last 2k 7.33@22." mean?jamesg wrote:67y 188cm 85kg; 3km/h in, 10km/h on. Last 2k 7.33 @ 22. Started 1951 or '3, I forget.
What is 7:33? If that's his 2k time, then I don't understand your calculation.John Rupp wrote:James, I don't quite understand.
The Danish record is 6:02.2 at 8 meters per stoke.
You suggest rowing at 10+ meters per stroke.
6:02.2 x 8 / 10 = 4:49.8 but you're only doing 7:33.
What am I missing?
Wow! I've always been fairly analytical about my sports techniques but you guys go beyond anything I've ever witnessed! Don't get me wrong. It's extremely interesting and I want to learn more but I'm having a hard time keeping up at the moment. One thing that makes it difficult is all the abreviations. Does anyone know of a glossary where I might look up terms such as SPI, UT1, etc. If not, perhaps we could have one here on the forum.
I wonder if the best stroke rate for an individual has anything to do with fast/slow twitch muscle ratios and other arcane stuff that I know little to nothing about.
Another question to do with stroke rate. As I mentioned, I am following Frank Birch's marathon training program. I'm now in my 9th week of training and I've done two sessions where I'm training for strength. This morning, for example, I did 1x(10x10): Set the damper +2 from your normal setting and do 10 strokes all out, then row lightly until HR falls below 75% Max HR.
I didn't think about it, when I rowed the same program on Tuesday before reading this thread, but this morning I wondered what flat out really means. Does it mean to pull as hard as you can with a slower SPM or to pull as hard as you can with the highest possible SPM. I tried it both ways, and both ways I was able to accelerate to a max of about 1:46/500.
And, by the way, in the entire 6 month of this training plan, the strength training only occurrs on the 9th to 12th weeks, a total of 9 sessions. Does this make sense to anyone?