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Post by debinapril » April 19th, 2021, 12:15 pm

Well done everyone that took part in the April Fools Challenge! Some serious metres!

Welcome also Jody, enjoy your rowing :D Questions - just ask.
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Post by Steff » April 20th, 2021, 8:56 am

Whatever it is you ladies have been taking over the past few weeks, I want some of that... :lol:

Well done and enjoy the rest, the next challenge is just around the corner :D

Welcome Jody.
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Post by Swittenbrink » April 20th, 2021, 2:53 pm

Speaking of the next challenge... Who's doing a HM, FM, 50k or 100k? 😬
32, F, 5'8", 139lbs
PB: 1min 289m, 500m 1:46.7, 1km 4:04.9, 4min 1010m, 2km 8:25.8, 5km 21:39.9, 6km 26:08.5, 30min 6801m, 10km 48:05.5, HM 1:36:21.3, FM 3:20:54.9

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Post by Ogre66 » April 20th, 2021, 4:26 pm

jodyleb wrote:
April 17th, 2021, 4:36 pm
Hi! I hope it’s ok but I think I have just joined your team. Will have a good read through the posts here to work out what I need to do. In the meantime, shall I just carry on rowing?! :D
Jody
Welcome aboard Jody.
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Post by wolfrich » April 20th, 2021, 6:29 pm

Swittenbrink wrote:
April 20th, 2021, 2:53 pm
Speaking of the next challenge... Who's doing a HM, FM, 50k or 100k? 😬
I'm shifting to more cycling(outdoor) now so just planning to do HM.
Rich, 6' 2", 182lbs
2021 bests (age 61) 1':314m, 500 1:39.2, 1k: 3:36.2, 2k: 7:39.7, 6k: 23:53.1, 1hr:14,488m HM: 1:35:43.3--many rest breaks :D

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Post by skkipper » April 20th, 2021, 9:00 pm

Swittenbrink wrote:
April 20th, 2021, 2:53 pm
Speaking of the next challenge... Who's doing a HM, FM, 50k or 100k? 😬
Pretty sure I will do a HM and actually try it for time instead of my previous goes which have just been to finish.

I kind of want to do a FM too, but that's sooo long and I would want it to be a real try for time but then I need a hydration pack or super long straw so I can drink water while continuing to row :lol: Not sure if I will go for it

What are you planning? Are you still mixing in other forms of training or focusing on rowing?

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Post by harrythehamster » April 21st, 2021, 9:28 am

Swittenbrink wrote:
April 20th, 2021, 2:53 pm
Speaking of the next challenge... Who's doing a HM, FM, 50k or 100k? 😬
I am planning to do M sometime between May 4 — 15. I'm aiming for 2:53.XX for my M.
(PB is 2:56:52.7 https://log.concept2.com/profile/1077071/log/49648801, You need to be logged in C2 Logbook in order to see my logbook sessions).

I think I'll do one more longer row (21-32k) at goal pace (GP) or 1-2 sec faster than GP before my M attempt. So far I've done couple of those:
32,195m (2:02.8 avg pace, incl one stop for drinking, stop took about 23 sec) https://log.concept2.com/profile/1077071/log/53449570
21,223m (incl. 18K at 1:59.9, no breaks) https://log.concept2.com/profile/1077071/log/53545824

To achieve 2:53:59 or faster M, avg pace needs to be 2:03.7 (184.9W) according to the Concept2 Pace Calculator:
https://www.concept2.com/indoor-rowers/ ... calculator

And I think i am trying to get through M with two drink breaks (at 16 & 32K) and estimating that time lost for those will be about 60sec (2x30sec) if anything goes as planned. So my "cruise" pace needs to be 2:02.5 (188.5W) or faster. I probably start with 2:02.4—2:02.6 (190—191W) and try to hold that as long as possible.

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Post by skkipper » April 21st, 2021, 4:57 pm

I am really not a fan of this month’s CTC, I just cannot get comfortable with it :cry: (which I suppose means it is probably something I should try more often :lol:). Such a difference from 6 months ago when I noticed all my long pieces were at 18-19 spm and I could not hold the more normal 24-26 spm for long.

Have you all found that trying to train with specific stroke rate targets is beneficial? I am sort of slowly following the beginner Pete plan (I keep breaking it up with challenges and sometimes non-rowing exercise but I figure I am still getting faster and seeing the benefits so it’s fine) but I wonder if I should throw in more of the WOD pieces which often have stroke rate limits or think about that more later once I actually feel fit or just not think about it all.

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Post by jsarche » April 21st, 2021, 7:01 pm

skkipper wrote:
April 21st, 2021, 4:57 pm
I am really not a fan of this month’s CTC, I just cannot get comfortable with it :cry: (which I suppose means it is probably something I should try more often :lol:). Such a difference from 6 months ago when I noticed all my long pieces were at 18-19 spm and I could not hold the more normal 24-26 spm for long.

Have you all found that trying to train with specific stroke rate targets is beneficial? I am sort of slowly following the beginner Pete plan (I keep breaking it up with challenges and sometimes non-rowing exercise but I figure I am still getting faster and seeing the benefits so it’s fine) but I wonder if I should throw in more of the WOD pieces which often have stroke rate limits or think about that more later once I actually feel fit or just not think about it all.
I struggled with it, too, but it was a totally different kind of workout for me. I'd never tried working out at such a low rate, and it felt different - like more of a strength/power focus than I'm used to. Typically, I just row, and unless I'm sprinting or doing some kind of time trial, I'll settle in at 25 to 27 spm. Obviously, I couldn't say whether a low-spm workout is beneficial for me, but I thought this was a good workout, and I plan to incorporate low-spm work into my routine.
52 yo HWTM; 5'10": 500=1:36.1; 1k=3:25.3; 2k=7:07; 5k=18:48.0; 6K=22:49.3; 10k=39:15.5; HM=1:33:37.5

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Post by Tandstad » April 23rd, 2021, 9:22 am

My contribution for this month :)

Finally I completed a CTC😆But that hurt!

2k WU

Managed exactly 200 strokes each interval.
Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M
20:00.0 5,799m 1:43.4 316 1387 20
10:00.0 2,896m 1:43.5 315 1383 20
r: 5:00 529m
10:00.0 2,903m 1:43.3 317 1391 20

2k CD
36YO, 188 cm, 109 kg, NOR. Instagram: jtands
1K: 2:59(2020), 2K: 6:16(2020), 5K: 16:44(2020), 6K: 20:53(2020), 10K: 34:44(2020), 30min: 8743m(2020), 30r20: 8416(2020), 60min: 16851(2021) HM: 1:16:19(2020)

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Post by hjs » April 23rd, 2021, 10:14 am

Tandstad wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 9:22 am
My contribution for this month :)

Finally I completed a CTC😆But that hurt!

2k WU

Managed exactly 200 strokes each interval.
Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M
20:00.0 5,799m 1:43.4 316 1387 20
10:00.0 2,896m 1:43.5 315 1383 20
r: 5:00 529m
10:00.0 2,903m 1:43.3 317 1391 20

2k CD
Thats pretty rapid, looks like you pull a 1.44 ish 5k at this rate.

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Post by jsarche » April 23rd, 2021, 10:36 am

Swittenbrink wrote:
April 20th, 2021, 2:53 pm
Speaking of the next challenge... Who's doing a HM, FM, 50k or 100k? 😬
I've done a half, and my workouts typically end up around 13K to 15K meters. Now I'm thinking this challenge is the right time for me to do my first FM. I've found some decent information on planning that kind of effort. Any tips from the veterans?
52 yo HWTM; 5'10": 500=1:36.1; 1k=3:25.3; 2k=7:07; 5k=18:48.0; 6K=22:49.3; 10k=39:15.5; HM=1:33:37.5

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Post by rtbrouwer » April 23rd, 2021, 12:09 pm

Tandstad wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 9:22 am
My contribution for this month :)

Finally I completed a CTC😆But that hurt!

2k WU

Managed exactly 200 strokes each interval.
Time Meters Pace Watts Cal/Hr S/M
20:00.0 5,799m 1:43.4 316 1387 20
10:00.0 2,896m 1:43.5 315 1383 20
r: 5:00 529m
10:00.0 2,903m 1:43.3 317 1391 20

2k CD
Wow man, that's simply brutal! well done!
PB: 500m 1:24.8 - 1k 3:13 - 2k 6:48 - 5k 18:17 - 6k 21:59 - 30m 8064m - 10k 38:09 60m 15771 HM 1:20:45
SB: 500m 0:00.0 - 1k 0:00 - 2k 0:00 - 5k 18:17 - 6k 00:00 - 30m 0000m - 10k 00:00 60m 00000 HM 0:00:00

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Post by Swittenbrink » April 23rd, 2021, 12:32 pm

jsarche wrote:
April 23rd, 2021, 10:36 am

I've done a half, and my workouts typically end up around 13K to 15K meters. Now I'm thinking this challenge is the right time for me to do my first FM. I've found some decent information on planning that kind of effort. Any tips from the veterans?
I was told to try 30k before, to make sure I could last. Make sure your form is perfect! 👍 GL!
32, F, 5'8", 139lbs
PB: 1min 289m, 500m 1:46.7, 1km 4:04.9, 4min 1010m, 2km 8:25.8, 5km 21:39.9, 6km 26:08.5, 30min 6801m, 10km 48:05.5, HM 1:36:21.3, FM 3:20:54.9

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Post by Swittenbrink » April 23rd, 2021, 12:34 pm

skkipper wrote:
April 20th, 2021, 9:00 pm

Pretty sure I will do a HM and actually try it for time instead of my previous goes which have just been to finish.

I kind of want to do a FM too, but that's sooo long and I would want it to be a real try for time but then I need a hydration pack or super long straw so I can drink water while continuing to row :lol: Not sure if I will go for it

What are you planning? Are you still mixing in other forms of training or focusing on rowing?
I need a long straw! Haha! I had to put the handle down several times to get water.

Recently I've just been rowing. Was snowing again recently, couldn't bring myself to run 🤣 might start that up again soon.
32, F, 5'8", 139lbs
PB: 1min 289m, 500m 1:46.7, 1km 4:04.9, 4min 1010m, 2km 8:25.8, 5km 21:39.9, 6km 26:08.5, 30min 6801m, 10km 48:05.5, HM 1:36:21.3, FM 3:20:54.9

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