Skierg pb thread

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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by johnlvs2run » October 17th, 2018, 10:26 pm

Steve, I hope you're able to soon overcome the injuries, and be able to exercise as you wish.

I managed to take a second off my feeble time for 500 this morning, but was hoping to go somewhat faster.
My time was 2:16.1, hardly any faster than the last 1k of my 5k time trial, nor the 500 repeats from this morning.
This is added incentive to shorten the reps, and especially to lengthen the intervals, since I'm going so close to top speed.

My goals for the next month are to do shorter reps more often, improve my speed, and improve my times for the shorter distances.
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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by kini62 » October 20th, 2018, 5:20 pm

30 minute pb this past Thursday. Didn't plan on going for it. Started out at 2:18 for the first ten minutes, flet good so upped the pace.

Finished with 6653 meters. Same pace as my 6k. So time to drop the 6k pace next time.
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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by johnlvs2run » October 22nd, 2018, 10:11 pm

Nice improvement, Kini. :!:

I did a max low pull pb of 1:52 last Friday, as #7 of 2 sets of 10 low pull attempts with 45s rests.
Most of them took me 12 strokes to reach max, but I don't recall if that included the 2 stroke head start.
In any case, my start is quite slow. Doing 2 sets of 5 might be better, with longer recoveries, or else doing 100s.

My previous pb was 1:56 on day #10 of getting the Skierg.
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Post by kini62 » October 24th, 2018, 5:00 pm

Upped the meters, drop the pace on my 30 minute effort last night. 6767 meters, 38spm. Was a little sore this morning and had to forgo my 0500 6K on the erg. Oh well, there's always tomorrow.
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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by johnlvs2run » October 24th, 2018, 5:04 pm

kini62 wrote:
October 24th, 2018, 5:00 pm
Upped the meters, drop the pace on my 30 minute effort last night. 6767 meters, 38spm.
2:13 pace. Impressive!
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Post by johnlvs2run » October 31st, 2018, 5:05 pm

500m pb 2:15.4
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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by johnlvs2run » November 3rd, 2018, 4:01 pm

500m pb 2:14.4 56 - drag factor 66.
100 27.4 2:17.0 57
200 26.7 2:13.5 56
300 26.8 2:14.0 56
400 26.9 2:14.5 58
500 26.5 2:12.5 57
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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by johnlvs2run » November 13th, 2018, 8:29 pm

1000m pb 4:34.6 / 2:17.3
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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by kini62 » November 14th, 2018, 12:42 am

For the 1000m skierg challenge

1000m, 4:00.9, 56spm, DF 86

Tonight 10K PB

45:05.7, 39SPM, DF 86- still in the bottom third for my age :(
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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by Steve W » November 18th, 2018, 10:22 am

kini62 wrote:
November 14th, 2018, 12:42 am
For the 1000m skierg challenge

1000m, 4:00.9, 56spm, DF 86

Tonight 10K PB

45:05.7, 39SPM, DF 86- still in the bottom third for my age :(
Kini & John, these numbers are hard earned and difficult efforts! Very inspiring for me to see others working hard, motivates me to train hard (for me) as well. Comparing my best to good skiers, looks like I should choose a different sport / activity and don't deserve the machine. Our efforts are well done. When compared to the general population, am sure you're both in the top 1% :D .
Did a Skierg half marathon yesterday, 1:55. Not even tempted to look up & see where that compares. Fastest half in over a year and, at some point, will tackle my Skierg 10k PR of 49:50-ish.
Plan is to keep my running streak alive, 42 years and counting, on Thanksgiving & Christmas. Times are slower now but am still above dirt and will get it done!
63yo, 62kg, Erg 500m, 1:58.6; 1k; 2k 8:04; 5k 20:46; 30min 7096m; 10k 43:49; 1 hour 13578m; half marathon, 1:37:49; marathon, 3:36:47
Skierg 2K 9:10; 5k 24:30; 30 min 6075m; 10k 49:56.5; 1hr 11776m; half marathon, 1:52:43.2; skierg marathon, 4:04:14.

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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by kini62 » December 15th, 2018, 1:46 pm

Kind of dead in here. :cry:

Anyway, new PB for 30 minutes. 6808m, 39 spm, 2:12.1. Still around the bottom third for my age group. Really disheartening that I didn't even move up one spot. If it weren't for tracking my times I wouldn't even bother ranking my times for the skierg. It really sucks that C2 doesn't have a LW category for the skierg.
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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by johnlvs2run » December 16th, 2018, 9:47 pm

Kini, congratulations on your inspiring new PBs, 30 minutes, 1k and 10k.

I agree with you 100 percent in regards to the rankings. It really needs to be watts per weight, which would be very easy to do.

Personally I made a spreadsheet for several of my ranking events including all the best times for each person in the 70-79 division, going back to when the skierg started in 2010. Surprisingly there are only 12 people who've done a 10k, and 23 who've done a 2k since 2010 and who put them in the rankings, probably due to the same exact reason that you mentioned. I had to add everyone from age 61 to get a ranking for the 21k. This wasn't hard to do, was somewhat time consuming as I had to calculate the watts per kilogram for each person, but the sheets will be easy to update. It would be simple for Concept2 to add a watts per weight choice to the rankings.
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Post by johnlvs2run » December 16th, 2018, 9:54 pm

Steve, you're one of the people on here most inspiring to me, so I hope you're able to keep at it.

I've been trying to better my 30 minute distance, and finally got close yesterday but it wasn't quite there.

It would be nice to have a training discussion for the skierg, maybe just for lightweights, either here or on another new thread.
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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by hjs » December 17th, 2018, 5:13 am

johnlvs2run wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 9:54 pm
Steve, you're one of the people on here most inspiring to me, so I hope you're able to keep at it.

I've been trying to better my 30 minute distance, and finally got close yesterday but it wasn't quite there.

It would be nice to have a training discussion for the skierg, maybe just for lightweights, either here or on another new thread.
Why would weight matter for the kind of training someone does? Getting a lightweight class would make sence in a way. Although I get the c2 point, in crosscountry there are no weightclasses....

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Re: Skierg pb thread

Post by Steve W » December 18th, 2018, 7:35 am

hjs wrote:
December 17th, 2018, 5:13 am
johnlvs2run wrote:
December 16th, 2018, 9:54 pm
Steve, you're one of the people on here most inspiring to me, so I hope you're able to keep at it.

I've been trying to better my 30 minute distance, and finally got close yesterday but it wasn't quite there.

It would be nice to have a training discussion for the skierg, maybe just for lightweights, either here or on another new thread.
Why would weight matter for the kind of training someone does? Getting a lightweight class would make sence in a way. Although I get the c2 point, in crosscountry there are no weightclasses....

In the end, its about us against ourselves...
Have had password issues but am glad that's sorted out.

HJS, total agreement with your comment. Know every time that I step up to either the rower or Skierg, will be near the bottom time-wise. Also know that doing these provides excellent workouts that contribute to my health, both mental & physical. If / when I go back to triathlons, the erging maintains my swimming fitness to where I'm competitive. Have done this already, so know it works. Also supports cardio fitness for running, where my holiday running streak is alive.

With retirement looming, looking forward to more easily balancing erging & other activities. Plan on 'picking it up', not rusting out. Grateful for others here (John, Kini, HJS) on the forum that I can be inspired by & learn from. Keep erging & posting. Side note...in prep for retirement, bought a new Skierg! Don't plan on stopping anytime soon :) SWW
63yo, 62kg, Erg 500m, 1:58.6; 1k; 2k 8:04; 5k 20:46; 30min 7096m; 10k 43:49; 1 hour 13578m; half marathon, 1:37:49; marathon, 3:36:47
Skierg 2K 9:10; 5k 24:30; 30 min 6075m; 10k 49:56.5; 1hr 11776m; half marathon, 1:52:43.2; skierg marathon, 4:04:14.

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