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by gouldilocks
April 24th, 2021, 1:07 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Focus vs. Distraction
Replies: 40
Views: 1329

Re: Focus vs. Distraction

My rower is outside so a) is out of the question - for me it is a mix of b), d) and e). Most of my sessions are on ReRow so racing against my previous self keeps me quite motivated :) Paul G But now I have to know, when you did your epic 24 hour row, what was your plan? No movies? Nothing but music...
by gouldilocks
April 23rd, 2021, 12:53 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Focus vs. Distraction
Replies: 40
Views: 1329

Re: Focus vs. Distraction

As a former runner who did most of my training with teammates, I always thought it was crazy when I saw people running with headphones on, listening to their music, and not really focused on their workout. But as I aged (and mellowed out), I found the transition to music (and then audiobooks and no...
by gouldilocks
April 20th, 2021, 9:34 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: Damper setting and drag rate confusion.
Replies: 15
Views: 1049

Re: Damper setting and drag rate confusion.

Lowering the drag moves the focus from muscular endurance to cardiovascular work. It also increases the proportion of the work done by the legs rather than back and arms. I think many people initially use too high a drag as it is fine for a short distance (muscles take some time to fatigue) and it ...
by gouldilocks
April 11th, 2021, 9:10 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 10317
Views: 1738002

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

I played around with the damper settings lately, before I just put it up to 10, but reading more about it realized that a bigger number isn't always better. At any rate I was able to beat my previous 2000m time by 15 seconds today, and got a 6:59. Obviously extremely happy about beating the 7 minut...
by gouldilocks
April 11th, 2021, 8:40 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 33602
Views: 5674562

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

As always, some excellent training pieces posted. I am almost embarrassed to be posting in such exalted company, but here goes anyway. :) Yesterday I managed my first sub-90 HM since my CA. I had decided to gradually start increasing my spm to work on my CV fitness but managed to keep below 21spm fo...
by gouldilocks
April 7th, 2021, 11:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 10317
Views: 1738002

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

100m PB - 13.8 (-0.2'') :D Big PB for me today, managed to go sub 14! It was also a LP PB at 1:05 :) After yesterday's sprint prep I've planned something easier today, but legs felt surprisingly good. Wasn't 100% sure if legs are fit enough for the 1', so I tried a fastish 100 and decided to go for...
by gouldilocks
April 7th, 2021, 7:44 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 10317
Views: 1738002

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

100m PB - 13.8 (-0.2'') :D Big PB for me today, managed to go sub 14! It was also a LP PB at 1:05 :) After yesterday's sprint prep I've planned something easier today, but legs felt surprisingly good. Wasn't 100% sure if legs are fit enough for the 1', so I tried a fastish 100 and decided to go for...
by gouldilocks
April 6th, 2021, 9:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Cannot reach PM5 when seated
Replies: 6
Views: 654

Re: Cannot reach PM5 when seated

Ombrax wrote: ↑
April 6th, 2021, 8:49 pm
Just row strapless.

Problem solved.
Exactly - you beat me to it there :lol: :lol:

Paul G
by gouldilocks
April 6th, 2021, 6:19 am
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 10317
Views: 1738002

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

60' TT next .....hoping to get a bit closer to 16k but I doubt I can get that milestone yet. When is your 60? It will be one of your best results if you do manage 16k, but it's not out of the question. If you get to circa 15800m that will be impressive, given that you don't have much recent longer ...
by gouldilocks
April 5th, 2021, 1:18 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!
Replies: 10317
Views: 1738002

Re: New Personal Best! Brag About That New Pb!

🚨HM PB by 1min 53sec 🚨...bit of longer base building today and I just happened to smash my HM PB in the process πŸ’ͺ😎 Not done a HM for a while so this hurt quite a bit but pleased to sneak under 1:57 avg. Might even be worth an πŸ₯šπŸΊ 😁 1:22:14.7 21,097m 1:56.9 22 14:36.4 3,750m 1:56.8 22 14:38.6 7,500m ...
by gouldilocks
April 5th, 2021, 1:13 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 33602
Views: 5674562

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Very nice again,Alex - you are in a really rich vein of form at the moment!! For me, I did a bog-standard, Stu-like training session(only 10 minutes slower :lol: :lol: ). Quite a low RPE and found it very comfortable, so pleased that I am gradually getting stronger. Tale of the tape: Distance : 2109...
by gouldilocks
March 30th, 2021, 4:58 am
Forum: Training
Topic: The three areas I see ripe for improving rowing power over current technique
Replies: 58
Views: 2566

Re: The three areas I see ripe for improving rowing power over current technique

Give me β€œpure” as in run, swim, a distance, with zero help. Throw a shotput, jump heigh etc. The only variable is the body. Thats also why those sports stagnate, we are close to what a current human can do. Swimming a bit excluded, which shows that humans are no real natural swimmers. Technique nee...
by gouldilocks
March 25th, 2021, 7:16 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 33602
Views: 5674562

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

https://i.postimg.cc/TpNLhvzv/IMG-20210325-081228-470.jpg My reaction to the HD on Tuesday. The fourth 2k was fuelled by frustration and it all felt easier than I expected. Now I'm not sure if I just choked, it was a bad day, or both. HR seemed more normal, and effort felt about right too. I did wa...
by gouldilocks
March 22nd, 2021, 5:55 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 33602
Views: 5674562

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

12,017m @ 2:02.3 r20. Planned on doing 15k, but I knew there was no benefit in doing more when I got to 12k, so I called it a day at that point. No back spasms, which have been fairly common recently (albeit only slight, and only one or two) which was encouraging. I'm having my usual fears and doub...
by gouldilocks
March 18th, 2021, 8:41 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What Training Have You Done Today?
Replies: 33602
Views: 5674562

Re: What Training Have You Done Today?

Dangerscouse wrote: ↑
March 18th, 2021, 8:08 am
winniewinser wrote: ↑
March 18th, 2021, 5:19 am
Solid half :)
I just need another three and a half (and a little bit more) of them next week 😬
Stu,
what day next week are you doing your 100k?

Paul G