What Training Have You Done Today?

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Rod » April 10th, 2018, 6:00 pm

90 minutes

Metres....................22,497
Average pace............2:00.4
SPM.......................32
Average Heart rate....153

Another journey through the gates of Hell (I'm there that often lately I'm on first name terms with the bloke who opens 'em!)

This one was 0.3 on average pace faster than last week,46 metres further, 1spm less and the same average heart rate so happy with the progress as it's another step towards a decent HM by the end of the month.
62 year old, 73.5 kilo (162lbs), 5'8.5''/174cm (always the shortest on the podium!) male. Based in Sussex, just south of London, England. Best 2k recently...6:54.1 in November 2018. Best 5k 17:59.4 in December 2018.

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by lancecampeau » April 10th, 2018, 9:47 pm

Another session of work toward the 15k/60 goal...

- 10,000m / 40:24.0 / 2:01.2 / DF 145 / SR 26 / cold start

Need to push the pace a bit...
Male, 45, 6ft / 241 lbs, 183cm / 109 kg / Started erging in Jan 2017
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Dreadfish » April 11th, 2018, 4:09 am

36 min 9017m @1:59.7 24spm.
Feeling good with these sessions so will increase time starting Saturday. Will jump up to 42 min or may even jump to 45 min.
The plus side is my weight is slowly dropping. Weighed in tonight at 116.5kg. My wife likes the new look :D double bonus :lol:
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Dangerscouse » April 11th, 2018, 4:24 am

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I wanted to do my usual 10 miles but I didn't have enough time due to a late night watching the footy, so I decided on a steady 12.5km. I'm still having lower back issues so I was a bit cautious on this one and at about 8km I got a few twinges that made me consider HDing but they passed fairly quickly.

I'm starting to wonder if my lack of squatting and deadlifts due to lower back issues is now part of the problem. I did some kettlebell squats whilst holding one over my head; great exercise to keep you straighter and hopefully reduce back strain

I probably need to slow down for these sessions as they are in the 'junk miles' zone, but I always struggle to go steady enough for UT2
45 HWT; 6' 4"; Liverpool 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:23; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,356m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Dangerscouse » April 11th, 2018, 4:37 am

Dreadfish wrote: The plus side is my weight is slowly dropping. Weighed in tonight at 116.5kg. My wife likes the new look :D double bonus :lol:
Slow and steady weight loss is the best way. Good to hear your progress is tangible in two forms. Hard work always pays off
45 HWT; 6' 4"; Liverpool 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:23; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,356m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Dangerscouse » April 11th, 2018, 4:42 am

Rod wrote:
Another journey through the gates of Hell (I'm there that often lately I'm on first name terms with the bloke who opens 'em!)
I'm sure I don't need to say this to you, but it's the best tactics make your training so hard that when you come to the main event it feels fairly comfortable
45 HWT; 6' 4"; Liverpool 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:23; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,356m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by lindsayh » April 11th, 2018, 4:59 am

wed pm
30' @2:00
df125 sr27 mhr157
4k @2:05
2.5k @2:06
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by bisqeet » April 11th, 2018, 9:52 am

Dangerscouse wrote: I probably need to slow down for these sessions as they are in the 'junk miles' zone, but I always struggle to go steady enough for UT2
they aren't junk if the power/stroke is still there.
All postive meters helping overall fitness :P

dont be so hard on yourself.
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by _PBH_ » April 11th, 2018, 11:07 am

some of you guys seriously impress me. It's incredible to look at your rows -- and a little depressing when looking at my own...

I fell apart this morning. Probably had something to do with staying up too late watching a ball game then getting up too early.

2x2000m / 4:00r

I went too hard on the first leg. I started with the intention of using my last average pace for this row @ 2:03. My head keeps saying: "I can break a 2:00 pace 2k...", and so I speed up. By the half way point, I knew I was using up everything, and would have nothing left for the second 2k, so I tried backing off a bit. Then I realized I could actually break the 2:00 pace and picked it up again. I finished with a PB of 2:00.1 (Doh!). But that killed my second leg. I was gassed and finished it much slower than I would have liked @ 2:08.

the overall session was @ 2:04, which is a decent average for me, but I need to stop trying to race on that first leg, and just keep within the 2:03 pace range for both legs -- no more peaks and valleys.
I should probably just go do a 2k and break that 2:00 pace barrier and be done with it! Then I can move forward with good workouts. On the positive side, I am still making some improvements. I need to work on the mental side things. Heart and lungs are getting stronger, but brain keeps dragging them down.
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Anth_F » April 11th, 2018, 12:44 pm

Back on it today with a 30min sesh! I'd like to say this was comfortable all the way, but it became quite some work after about 20mins. I am happy and feeling satisfied to get it done today though :)

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Dangerscouse » April 11th, 2018, 12:52 pm

@Dean, cheers mate. I'm always too critical of myself.

@ Brett, Google search 'The Inner Chimp' there's a PDF summary of the book that is worth a read. Basically he advocates managing the inner chimp (bad inner voice) rather than trying to ignore or battle it. The mental side of rowing will come given time but it does need quite a lot of attention and patience.
45 HWT; 6' 4"; Liverpool 1k= 3:09; 2k= 6:36; 5k= 17:27; 6k= 21:23; 10k= 36:21 30mins= 8,356m 60mins= 16,317m HM= 1:18:40; FM= 2:49:39; 50k= 3:28:18; 100k= 7:52:44; 12hrs = 153km

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Gammmmo » April 11th, 2018, 1:44 pm

17K@1:58.2 + CORE
Paul, 47M, 5'11" 77kg (all PBs done as a LWT tho'), ex bike time trialler.
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Targets: 1:27(500m), 3:11(1K), 180kg deadlift

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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by lancecampeau » April 11th, 2018, 9:27 pm

The mid distance work continues... Feeling a bit fatigued from the last two nights sessions... but I had a 5K in mind for tonight at lower drag factor...

- 5000m / 19:18.1 / 1:55.8 / DF 125 / SR 27
- 1000m paddle to cool down (@ 2:25)
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by Dreadfish » April 12th, 2018, 4:17 am

36 min
9046m
1:59.3
23spm
Another session that felt pretty good and not a real struggle. Overdue a change to kick things up a notch. So Saturday it is... add more minutes and try and keep the same split times.
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Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Post by lindsayh » April 12th, 2018, 7:05 am

thurs pm

2k @2:15
6x 45"/75"R @1:41.1
df131 sr32 338w
2k @2:04 (147)
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