Introduction and Goals

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Dreadfish
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Re: Introduction and Goals

Post by Dreadfish » May 6th, 2019, 12:23 am

i have an orthopedic surgeon that i was referred to through the health system. I have been dealing with him for years ... ever since i got my knees done about 15 years ago
Erik
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Re: Introduction and Goals

Post by EdwinVanEijk » May 6th, 2019, 7:06 am

I hope you'll have a speedy recovery, mate!

The intervals go pretty well, here. I do one that's 4 x 500 with 2 minute rest intervals. The other is 3 x 1000 with 3 minutes intervals. In both cases I row split times like 1:55 to 2:05.

The longer, steady state rows go less well. I can do 6 to 7k, but that's about it. Another one planned for tomorrow. Hope stamina improves a bit with the current approach.

Regards, Edwin.
pb2018 0.5k: 2:17 - pb2018 2k: 13:13; pb 2019: 0.5k: 1:40 - pb2019 2k: 8:38.2

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Re: Introduction and Goals

Post by Dreadfish » May 6th, 2019, 8:03 pm

when i was mixing it up i would do
4 x 10min with 1 min rest or
5 x 10 min with 1 min rest or
6 x 10 min with 1 min rest.

i was doing 4-6 days a week of a minimum of 40 mins either as a straight 40,50,60 min session or break it up with intervals as above. my goal was to keep everything under a 2:00 split regardless of how long i was on the erg. which i was doing comfortably until my tendon partially tore then stopped. i tend not to worry about distance work... i was just doing timed stuff found it a lot easier for some reason. unless of course i was doing specific distances ie 2k or 5k etc
Erik
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Re: Introduction and Goals

Post by EdwinVanEijk » May 7th, 2019, 2:56 am

Interesting approach. I'll let it sink in a bit. Makes sense though.

Regards, Edwin.
pb2018 0.5k: 2:17 - pb2018 2k: 13:13; pb 2019: 0.5k: 1:40 - pb2019 2k: 8:38.2

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Re: Introduction and Goals

Post by EdwinVanEijk » May 17th, 2019, 1:56 am

Had a bad week. Got a sour throat and have been having a cold for basically a whole week. No training. I feel better now, so tonight or tomorrow morning, its on the C2 again! Happy to be through this, happy to restart training.

Regards, Edwin.
pb2018 0.5k: 2:17 - pb2018 2k: 13:13; pb 2019: 0.5k: 1:40 - pb2019 2k: 8:38.2

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Re: Introduction and Goals

Post by jackarabit » May 19th, 2019, 4:25 pm

Injuries demand attention and International air travel is no picnic! Have to accept training setbacks after immersion in germ soup. You’re progress is right on schedule on the 2k. Don’t neglect low intensity volume sessions 30’ and longer, say 3x15’ or 3x20’ and alternate with incrementing continuous rows by 5’. So 35, 40, 45, 50’ and so on.
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Re: Introduction and Goals

Post by EdwinVanEijk » May 20th, 2019, 12:11 am

Thanks Jackrabit. Feeling better now and trained yesterday and the day before. Will do longer runs as well. From next week onwards 40 minutes. This week one or two 30 minute sessions.

Regards, Edwin.
pb2018 0.5k: 2:17 - pb2018 2k: 13:13; pb 2019: 0.5k: 1:40 - pb2019 2k: 8:38.2

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