7 Weeks to Go

From the CRASH-B's to an online challenge, discuss the competitive side of erging here.
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7 Weeks to Go

Post by jbhop5857 » January 2nd, 2018, 4:21 pm

Good Day,
I have been doing a version of the Pete Plan for a few months and have had great success, for me. I plan on rowing at Crash B. Originally, the plan was to go sub 7 minutes for the first time, but have been convinced I should do that ahead of time, which I am comfortable that I will make.

However, at about 7 weeks out from Crash-B, what type of training shift do people make? I understand tapering, but are there changes that you make to your workouts as the event gets closer?

Thanks

David
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Re: 7 Weeks to Go

Post by hjs » January 2nd, 2018, 4:45 pm

Not to much, only change your mindset, focus more and more on 2k related work, but stay relax, don,t get to overexcited.
Do a few 2k s at forhand, people often mess up races due to lack of experience.
Also find a good pacingstrategy, having a good race plan is important.
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Re: 7 Weeks to Go

Post by Pie Man » January 2nd, 2018, 5:50 pm

Excellent advice from Henry. Especially the pacing, going in knowing how you are going to pace the 2k particularly the start is essential. I picked up three places in the last 500m of my race not by going faster but by holding my pace while others faded after pulling sub 1:45 opening 500's compared to my 1:47. I also wish I had pulled more 2k's in the run up to my race as I only did one at race pace about a month before, to remove some of the fear...
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Re: 7 Weeks to Go

Post by jamesg » January 3rd, 2018, 6:21 pm

However, at about 7 weeks out from Crash-B...
You can see many examples in the Interactives, here:

https://indoorsportservices.co.uk/training/interactive
These are all progressive and specific for 2k.

https://indoorsportservices.co.uk/eirc/ ... e_strategy
This page describes a 2k race strategy that needs endurance.
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Re: 7 Weeks to Go

Post by jbhop5857 » January 4th, 2018, 5:20 pm

Thank you all.

David
Age: 38
6ft.
235lbs.
2k: 6:50.2 - 2017 Yeah, I count the tenths on this one.
5K: 18:51 - 2017
6K: 23:28 - 2015
10K: 39:49 - 2017
HM: 1:22:48 - 2017
30 Min: 7937 - 2017
60 Min: 15033 - 2015
FM: 3:01:253 - 2017

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Re: 7 Weeks to Go

Post by lindsayh » January 5th, 2018, 6:24 am

jbhop5857 wrote:However, at about 7 weeks out from Crash-B, what type of training shift do people make? I understand tapering, but are there changes that you make to your workouts as the event gets closer? Thanks David
my experience prior to Boston last year was a 24 week interactive plan which makes a lot of sense as it tapers and adapts to a date and pace goal. You could dial in a 7 week program and see how it fits your goals - could do a lot worse. I have copied my "story" from another thread if it helps if not sorry for the length. The question was about the value of the PP vs other approaches for someone training for BRIC in December.
Dave my experience FWIW leading up to Boston started 9 months before. IMO the PP has about 3 cycles before it gets counter productive and if you look back in the PP threads over the past few years that seems about it. It is just too intense to keep getting faster each time and 6 sessions a week gets pretty brutal and repetitive. At the same time it proved a really good thing to do. I much prefer the interactive plan when there is a specific goal in mind as it provides a more varied, focussed and reasoned program over a period of time.
I started with steady meters from June 1 for two months then dialled in a 24 week IP starting August 1 with a finishing date of the first week in Feb in Boston and a goal time just a bit faster than I thought I could do (6:40 made the maths easier but I was hoping 6:46 ish). For the first time in my life I actually wrote it all down - 6 sessions a week. (I don't normally document my training)
Aug1to September 10 I did the IP then I dropped 9 weeks of PP in to replace IP and did 2x 2k races as well then went back to the IP as it was originally planned about Nov 10 - that is I didn't start again. Then followed the IP right through to Boston. I used the HR as a cap on the UT1 pieces (80% HRR) and the AT ones and %of watts on TR and AN ones (up to 120% of 2k watts). The AT ones were too ambitious so had to modify my goals. In the end I got to Boston in pretty good shape and pulled a 6:47 so it worked OK for me but who knows if something else would have been better.
If you have all year then maybe you could do 2x say 3 cycles of PP interrupted by other stuff. Have a look at how the last say 10 weeks of the IP works as it sharpens and tapers and I reckon it makes sense.
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