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undusted
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How to interpret

Post by undusted » March 12th, 2018, 6:36 pm

Greetings everyone. Scanned through the forum and this seems like a great bunch of people. No snarky or rude comments so far. Anyway..

In "The Erg Book" I see a line like this:

4' at 2k pace -1 @24 SPM 4' rest

The legend describes this well: 4 minutes at a 2k pace minus one second at 24 strokes per minute.

What I don't get is this. Your split is related to the SPM, so how can you get your split time up/down at the same stroke rate?

And is there a way to configure the PM5 to do this so you don't have to try to calculate this on the fly?

Thanks in Advance!

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Re: How to interpret

Post by Citroen » March 12th, 2018, 7:45 pm

Pace is time taken to row 500m.
SPM is strokes per minute.
The default (for a 2000m row) are four 500m split times. Otherwise any other row is broken down into five splits (unless you program the PM5 to have more or fewer split times).

Don't use "Just Row". Program it to count down for your workout or for fixed or variable intervals.

Start by pressing the second grey button "Select Workout".

http://www.concept2.com/service/monitors/pm5/how-to-use

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Re: How to interpret

Post by Dreadfish » March 12th, 2018, 8:42 pm

raising or lowering the split time is done by applying more power or less.
for example if you are rowing at 25 SPM and your split time is 2:00
you then start rowing at 20 SPM and the split time is still 2:00 then you are applying more power to the stroke to compensate for the lower SPM.
more power is equal to pushing harder with the legs and arms (pulling)
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Re: How to interpret

Post by undusted » March 12th, 2018, 9:56 pm

kk - got it. Thanks for the information, lots to learn about the PM5 and have to fix my stroke...

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Re: How to interpret

Post by jamesg » March 13th, 2018, 6:18 am

have to fix my stroke..
That's the place to start, a good solid and long stroke will shift your boat fast. Still hoping but found nothing else that will do the trick. Might even get me fit if I pull enough of them.
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Re: How to interpret

Post by jackarabit » March 13th, 2018, 10:05 am

undusted writes:
And is there a way to configure the PM5 to do this so you don't have to try to calculate this on the fly?
Yes there is. By the blessed numbers so take what you need and skip lightly over the obvious and familiar.

1. Press button marked MENU
2. Press button adjacent SELECT WORKOUT onscreen
3. Press button adjacent STANDARD LIST onscreen
4. Press button adjacent 2000 METERS onscreen
5. Start over again. No, just kidding.
6.Row your little peapickin heart out until 2000 at upper left screen counts down to 0 (zero)
7. Press button marked MENU to store workout in memory
8. Press button adjacent MEMORY
9. Press button adjacent LIST BY DATE
10. Press button adjacent down or up arrow to tag your 2k workout in the list
11. Press button adjacent magnifier glass w/ crosshair to see “View Detail” screen (often referred to as results page)

Look only at the numbers between the two horizontal ledger lines: from left to right, total time of workout, distance in meters of workout (2000), pace or average time to complete 500m (T/500m), average strokes/minute of workout, average heart rate.

In the expression “2k-1” 2k is shorthand for or understood to mean your average pace (time required to row 500m) over 2k meters distance; -1 is understood to mean 1 second faster than your 2k pace.

Your reference 2k pace (average pace of your fastest 2k to date) is useful as a performance standard or marker independent of the average stroke rate employed in its determination.

Returning to Eric’s answer, adjusting pressure on the handle is the only way to produce a prescribed average pace in workouts with a prescribed stroke rate. You do so in response to your observations of current and average pace and current stroke rate from the monitor. In the case of a free rate workout, force applied to handle and frequency with which applied (stroke rate) both influence achieved pace.

The only easypeasy “binary” mode of observation and maintenance of pace targets I’m aware of uses the pace boat option to observe at a glance if one’s frail craft is behind, ahead of, or even with the target boat. Maybe that’s trinary? :lol:
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Re: How to interpret

Post by jamesg » March 14th, 2018, 10:54 am

This can help you fix your stroke:

http://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/t ... que-videos

Note the hands, swing and slide sequences, they are fundamental.
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