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Ariakias
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new to rowing

Post by Ariakias » April 18th, 2017, 8:41 am

curious, i was looking for 10k row times for heavy ppl.

I currently weigh 350 and have been rowing 10k in roughly 50-52 minutes.
Its hard to find ppl that are heavy and row

6'5" height
350lbs
trying to lose fat
keeping calorues around 2kish

eat decently clean most days, doing the 8hour eat window 16 hour no eat
i go to the gym 5-6 days a week and just recently started rowing last week everyday for about an hour

Realistic
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Re: new to rowing

Post by Realistic » April 18th, 2017, 12:48 pm

My friend and I recently started rowing together, both of us are out of shape, but he is heavier than I am. He is 6' 270lbs, and i'm 5'8 180lbs.

I row 46 - 47 min 10k
he hasn't rowed a 10k yet, but he generally stays at 2:45 pace which would be 55 min.


hope that helps give you a guesstimate. I think that's good you can do a 10k, since it is a rather long row.

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Re: new to rowing

Post by jimmy1 » April 18th, 2017, 2:04 pm

Playing around while waiting for train..... Found this page:

https://log.concept2.com/rankings/2017/ ... r=M&page=1

Percentiles
90th 75th 50th 25th
Result 37:42.9 39:18.3 41:40.2 44:30.8


For some reason (misreading or lack of statistical knowledge) the avg seems high in relation to percentiles. Could be several mis entered long times....

Realistic
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Re: new to rowing

Post by Realistic » April 18th, 2017, 2:33 pm

jimmy1 wrote:Playing around while waiting for train..... Found this page:

https://log.concept2.com/rankings/2017/ ... r=M&page=1

Percentiles
90th 75th 50th 25th
Result 37:42.9 39:18.3 41:40.2 44:30.8


For some reason (misreading or lack of statistical knowledge) the avg seems high in relation to percentiles. Could be several mis entered long times....

yeah keep in mind that most of those people are in really good shape.

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Re: new to rowing

Post by Steve1960VA » April 18th, 2017, 4:32 pm

Realistic wrote: yeah keep in mind that most of those people are in really good shape.
Yeah. I had to go all the way to page 34 of that list before I got to folks who were as slow as 40 minutes for the 10K. Wow, I think I'm a lot slower than that. I didn't notice closely, but I think a lot of the faster folks were younger - but not always the case.
Male. Virginia, USA. Born 1960. 6'4" (1.93 m). 268 pounds (122 kg). C2 Model D, PM 5.

Am erging for fitness. Weight loss OK if it comes.

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Re: new to rowing

Post by calalli » April 18th, 2017, 9:11 pm

Ariakias,

Welcome! I am new here too, been using the C2 for about a month now. I have not done a 10k as yet but I did do 25min x 2 about 2 weeks ago and totaled 10043m, so ... about 50m for a 10k. I have not taken on many such long efforts yet, I am trying to build slowly and the erg is my second workout of the day; I can't spend a great deal of time on it.

As I have been reminded by more experienced members here, it is a marathon. Try not to overreach and get burned out, weight loss is slower than gain, I have a lot of experience with both. If you stay consistent it will come off. My history is pushing too hard and getting injured or ill and then I am done; it takes forever to get the motivation to resume the effort. Rowing seems more fun than other exercise approaches I have taken, so I hope this time it 'takes'.

Good luck

cal
cal - age 55 ht 5'10" wt 205 lbs

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Re: new to rowing

Post by Cabby » April 25th, 2017, 2:01 pm

Steve1960VA wrote:
Realistic wrote: yeah keep in mind that most of those people are in really good shape.
Yeah. I had to go all the way to page 34 of that list before I got to folks who were as slow as 40 minutes for the 10K. Wow, I think I'm a lot slower than that. I didn't notice closely, but I think a lot of the faster folks were younger - but not always the case.
You can filter it by age, but even then the times seem pretty fast for someone just starting out.

I think people only post their "good" times or at least until they get the hang of it.

I just started out myself and have been doing 5K's on my lunch. Last week I decided to check my ranking and I was on the last page so I didn't bother posting it. Just yesterday I made some adjustments to my technique and managed to get onto the 3rd last page. I was psyched! So yea, I posted that time, but not my last page one.
5"7'
177 lbs
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2017 Goals:
500m - 1:40
1000m - 3:30
2000m - < 8:00
5000m - < 21:00

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Re: new to rowing

Post by edinborogh » April 26th, 2017, 10:28 pm

hello,
i have been rowing for the past few months. im a male, 172Cm tall, and started with 83Kg of weight.
i didnt do a dont do any other activity then rowing. just rowing.
i have managed to lose 13 KG ( almost 14Kg ) in 8 months, most of them over the past 3 months.

i have learned a few things:
1. i started rowing by doing short distances ( im was out of shape ), but when i shifted to longer distances, and aimed to reduce my split times little by little - i saw an immediate effect on my weight. my initial split time was 2:45 and now its 2:20'ish.
2. i had to change my diet but in a way i could follow it without torture myself. so this is what i did:
no more soft drinks. either coffee or water. nothing other then that.
i slowly cut down on sugar in my coffee. so no sugar.
no more carbs in the form of dough. so no more bread/pizza/nudels/macaroni etc.
this also helped me with weight lose.

i am now at 69-70Kg for about a month and a half without any change. i think i need to step up my training to continue my weight lose. at my gym i was told to do some weights but i hate it...

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Re: new to rowing

Post by IMHester » May 2nd, 2017, 11:57 am

Welcome Ariakias:

I'm a large fellow too - 6'1"/310 lbs. Been rowing for a couple of months and just started the beginner Pete Plan:

https://thepeteplan.wordpress.com/beginner-training/

I got down to 300 from 320 and took a couple weeks off due to working out of town and ate too many bad things! I'm back on it now though.

Some of the gents on here (including your thread) have helped immensely. I went pretty hard for 2 months (amazingly completed the mud season challenge) so I know that I have it in me. I haven't done a 10k yet but the BPP has you build up to it by week 11 (it's a 24 week program). You start at 5k and build up your pieces by 500m each week.
-Chris Hester
46 / 6'1" / 285 lbs
https://log.concept2.com/profile/1125178

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