6:45 2k! Reasonable goal?

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6:45 2k! Reasonable goal?

Post by bensalk » November 20th, 2017, 6:55 pm

I am 15 and have just joined a local rowing club. After practicing for 2 weeks with them for the final tryout we had to do a 7 min test which would determine if we made the team. With little training I did 1932 meters in 7 minutes which is a 1:48.7 500m split pace. My question is now that I am on a very competitive team which I will be training with 5-6 days a week and had a reasonable time from the get-go, would a 6:45 2k be a reasonable goal? I am new to the sport but really like it and am eager to improve. Thank you all for responding!

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Re: 6:45 2k! Reasonable goal?

Post by jamesg » November 21st, 2017, 2:15 am

Times depend on the type of boat you're in, as well as the weather. Typically good 4- and 4x are faster than that, but demand excellent technique and years of practice.

On the erg, if you did the 7' test (273W) at rating 26 or less, then a 6:45 2k (340W) would be possible at 30-32. Otherwise you need a larger stroke, which will take time.
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Re: 6:45 2k! Reasonable goal?

Post by hjs » November 21st, 2017, 3:52 am

bensalk wrote:I am 15 and have just joined a local rowing club. After practicing for 2 weeks with them for the final tryout we had to do a 7 min test which would determine if we made the team. With little training I did 1932 meters in 7 minutes which is a 1:48.7 500m split pace. My question is now that I am on a very competitive team which I will be training with 5-6 days a week and had a reasonable time from the get-go, would a 6:45 2k be a reasonable goal? I am new to the sport but really like it and am eager to improve. Thank you all for responding!
At your age you can expect a lot of progress, being untrained is also a plus, but just picking a number is pointless, train serious, eat well, sleep enough and you will see how you do...
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Re: 6:45 2k! Reasonable goal?

Post by bensalk » November 21st, 2017, 11:43 am

hjs wrote:
bensalk wrote:I am 15 and have just joined a local rowing club. After practicing for 2 weeks with them for the final tryout we had to do a 7 min test which would determine if we made the team. With little training I did 1932 meters in 7 minutes which is a 1:48.7 500m split pace. My question is now that I am on a very competitive team which I will be training with 5-6 days a week and had a reasonable time from the get-go, would a 6:45 2k be a reasonable goal? I am new to the sport but really like it and am eager to improve. Thank you all for responding!
At your age you can expect a lot of progress, being untrained is also a plus, but just picking a number is pointless, train serious, eat well, sleep enough and you will see how you do...
Thank you for this info!

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Post by hjs » November 21st, 2017, 1:29 pm

You are welcome, give it your best and have faith!
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Re: 6:45 2k! Reasonable goal?

Post by bensalk » November 21st, 2017, 3:59 pm

hjs wrote:You are welcome, give it your best and have faith!
Thank you! I'll let you know what happens.

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Re: 6:45 2k! Reasonable goal?

Post by bensalk » February 16th, 2018, 4:45 pm

hjs wrote:You are welcome, give it your best and have faith!
Just wanted to get back to you about my scores in response to your good advice. I am 3 months into rowing for my club and it is a great experience. In terms of my 2k, I just tested earlier this week and got a 6:51. So, I am pretty happy about my scores and am hoping to keep improving. Thank you very much, Ben Salk.

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Post by hjs » February 16th, 2018, 4:49 pm

bensalk wrote:
hjs wrote:You are welcome, give it your best and have faith!
Just wanted to get back to you about my scores in response to your good advice. I am 3 months into rowing for my club and it is a great experience. In terms of my 2k, I just tested earlier this week and got a 6:51. So, I am pretty happy about my scores and am hoping to keep improving. Thank you very much, Ben Salk.
Hi Ben. Nice to hear! This is only the beginning. Keep enjoying your work and you will get better!

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