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What Skierg training are you doing?

Posted: March 27th, 2019, 11:04 am
by johnlvs2run
Discuss anything to do with Skierg training here:

Re: What Skierg training are you doing?

Posted: March 29th, 2019, 7:01 pm
by kini62
Easy(ish) 5x1K last night 2:14s pace with some light dumb bell squats in between.

Re: What Skierg training are you doing?

Posted: March 30th, 2019, 3:42 pm
by johnlvs2run
6x 5' this morning at 2:20 flat, the first time I've done that, then 5x 1` and warm down.
The weather's getting warmer. I was going to go easier today but gave it a go and felt good.

Re: What Skierg training are you doing?

Posted: March 30th, 2019, 4:10 pm
by kini62
10K erg, 2:04.5 followed by
6K skierg, 2:11.9 which ended up being a PB. :shock:

Re: What Skierg training are you doing?

Posted: April 1st, 2019, 1:01 pm
by Steve W
Finally got in a half-marathon over the weekend, was feeling like a slug just reading about everyone else's achievements. Purposely took a different approach, setting a PW (personal worst) by about 10 seconds. With recent rt shoulder issues, knew that was one way to measure whether I had taken it easy & preventing me from going hard. Faster than PW pace was 'too fast', kind of a strange but shoulder-saving idea. Hey, it worked :D !

Re: What Skierg training are you doing?

Posted: April 1st, 2019, 4:08 pm
by kini62
Good job on finishing the half. Don't know if I could mentally stay with it for that long on the skierg.

Yesterday morning. 5K erg 2:04.1
1K skierg warmup
10x500 @2:02.5 with 5 front squats with 40lb dbs in between. Avg time between 500s was around 1:40. Quite amazed at how much difference those few squats made in my recovery.

Re: What Skierg training are you doing?

Posted: April 1st, 2019, 10:57 pm
by johnlvs2run
Kini, nice 6k PB. What is the temperature when you exercise?
Steve, you inspire me greatly doing a half marathon, especially when healing from shoulder issues.
I'm going easy for a few days for recovery, and am planning to go for a 30 minute distance in a few more days.

Re: What Skierg training are you doing?

Posted: April 2nd, 2019, 4:07 pm
by kini62
johnlvs2run wrote:
April 1st, 2019, 10:57 pm
Kini, nice 6k PB. What is the temperature when you exercise?
Steve, you inspire me greatly doing a half marathon, especially when healing from shoulder issues.
I'm going easy for a few days for recovery, and am planning to go for a 30 minute distance in a few more days.
Depending on time of day, month, etc... mid 60s to mid 80s. Usually though it's somewhere in the low to mid 70s. I live at around 1600' so it can be quite a bit cooler than sea level.

Re: What Skierg training are you doing?

Posted: April 9th, 2019, 10:19 pm
by johnlvs2run
That must be gorgeous at 1600' feet.
I've been mostly going easy attempting to recover from the 10k last week.
Yesterday and this morning I did 5x1' and 4x100, yesterday not getting my heart rate up easily.
However, this morning felt much better. I might do a 60' test for the rankings this coming week if possible.

Re: What Skierg training are you doing?

Posted: April 10th, 2019, 3:33 pm
by Steve W
Couple of easy erg days after canoeing Sunday on the Missouri River. Water is WAY too cold to dump in this time of year, was careful (and a little slow) since I was solo on this one. Let the paddle season begin :D !
Just 30 minutes on the skierg this morning but always feels better to get a session in before work to start the day.

Re: What Skierg training are you doing?

Posted: April 13th, 2019, 8:28 pm
by johnlvs2run
Steve, canoeing on the Missouri sounds awesome.

I did a moderate session Thursday, 4x10' plus 5x1', with 5' and 2' active recoveries. The aim was to get in
some pace work while continuing to rest and recover, but now I'm feeling out of shape and not prepared for an hour.