Competition Warm Up Machines

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Competition Warm Up Machines

Post by meerkats » May 23rd, 2024, 9:59 am

I've never taken notice, but Ideal no of warm up machines, 1 per racing erg?? plus a few?

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Re: Competition Warm Up Machines

Post by Dangerscouse » May 23rd, 2024, 11:08 am

If that's possible, then yes, I'd say that would be enough.
50 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:19; 6k= 20:47; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,488m 60mins= 16,618m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:40:41; 50k= 3:16:09; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: Competition Warm Up Machines

Post by Citroen » May 23rd, 2024, 1:35 pm

You may need warm-down machines for folks to use after they've raced. That makes it twice the number of race ergos.

The important thing is that none of the racers in the next race can't warm-up - so at least one per race machine.

The hardest part with running regional races was getting the ergos (from C2 in Nottingham) into a van and driving that back down the motorway, that had the real limit on number of machines I could carry down to Basingstoke for my races.

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Re: Competition Warm Up Machines

Post by nick rockliff » May 23rd, 2024, 1:45 pm

Citroen wrote:
May 23rd, 2024, 1:35 pm
You may need warm-down machines for folks to use after they've raced. That makes it twice the number of race ergos.

The important thing is that none of the racers in the next race can't warm-up - so at least one per race machine.

The hardest part with running regional races was getting the ergos (from C2 in Nottingham) into a van and driving that back down the motorway, that had the real limit on number of machines I could carry down to Basingstoke for my races.
When was the last race you had in Basingstoke Dougie?
67 6' 4" 108kg
PBs 2k 6:16.4 5k 16:37.5 10k 34:35.5 30m 8727 60m 17059 HM 74:25.9 FM 2:43:48.8
50s PBs 2k 6.24.3 5k 16.55.4 6k 20.34.2 10k 35.19.0 30m 8633 60m 16685 HM 76.48.7
60s PBs 5k 17.51.2 10k 36.42.6 30m 8263 60m 16089 HM 79.16.6

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Re: Competition Warm Up Machines

Post by Citroen » May 23rd, 2024, 1:53 pm

nick rockliff wrote:
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When was the last race you had in Basingstoke Dougie?
It was before ISS took over from Concept2 UK. I think it was 2008 when I ran the last race.

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Re: Competition Warm Up Machines

Post by meerkats » May 23rd, 2024, 2:15 pm

Cheers Guys

Good thing is we have the machines sorted.

Will go with double the Race ergos and any more that we can find will be a bonus. There will also be spin bikes and a Crossfit gym to warm down in

Regional Race coming up :)

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Re: Competition Warm Up Machines

Post by Dangerscouse » May 23rd, 2024, 3:35 pm

meerkats wrote:
May 23rd, 2024, 2:15 pm
Cheers Guys

Good thing is we have the machines sorted.

Will go with double the Race ergos and any more that we can find will be a bonus. There will also be spin bikes and a Crossfit gym to warm down in

Regional Race coming up :)

What am I doing!!!!!!!!
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50 HWT; 6' 4"; 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:19; 6k= 20:47; 10k= 35:46 30mins= 8,488m 60mins= 16,618m HM= 1:16.47; FM= 2:40:41; 50k= 3:16:09; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: Competition Warm Up Machines

Post by jamesg » May 24th, 2024, 4:29 am

It's possible to warm up without getting on an ergometer.
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Re: Competition Warm Up Machines

Post by iain » May 25th, 2024, 10:55 am

Does depend on the distance. Less required for 5k+, more for 500-.
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Re: Competition Warm Up Machines

Post by Sakly » May 25th, 2024, 11:52 am

jamesg wrote:
May 24th, 2024, 4:29 am
It's possible to warm up without getting on an ergometer.
You are definitely right, but I personally like to do a specific warmup for the sport and it's motion. I would definitely prefer a rowErg to warmup at a competition.
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1': 358m
4': 1217m
30'r20: 8068m
30': 8,283m
60': 16,222m
100m: 0:16.1
500m: 1:27.1
1k: 3:07.8
2k: 6:37.1
5k: 17:39.6
6k: 21:15.3
10k: 36:01.5
HM: 1:18:40.1
FM: 2:52:32.6
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Re: Competition Warm Up Machines

Post by Two Pudding Kid » May 25th, 2024, 12:31 pm

I like the sound of a live race. Will do my best to be there if it is a minimum of a mile, preferably more. Might be able to rattle up some ergo buddies if in reachable distance from Birmingham - a group of about 15 of us went to the recent Rainhill Trials.

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