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by gregsmith01748
Fri Sep 13, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Rowing at (and beyond) the limit
Replies: 6
Views: 366

Re: Rowing at (and beyond) the limit

I watched the video as well, and, well, I seem to have a lot of thoughts. 1. I was taught that the cox has overall responsibility for the boat and the crew. I feel like it was reckless and stupid for both the german and Dutch coxes to continue racing with an athlete in their boats either unconscious...
by gregsmith01748
Tue Jul 02, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Heart Rate Training and Bands
Replies: 94
Views: 9125

Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

The blip in the first is most likely caused by inadequate warmup. If you dive into the 5k pace without enough warmup, your major muscles aren’t fully purfused with blood. The blood vessels dialate over about a 10 to 20 minute period. Since, the blood flow is constricted, the muscles use the oxygen i...
by gregsmith01748
Sat Apr 27, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Logging Results
Replies: 9
Views: 571

Re: Logging Results

I use concept2 and rowsandall.com
by gregsmith01748
Thu Mar 28, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Heart Rate Training and Bands
Replies: 94
Views: 9125

Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Quick suggestion: If you are manually renaming workouts that have been imported. I suggest you put a keyword in the title, like "mainset". Then you can used the filter function in the workout view to justy view the workouts you want.
by gregsmith01748
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Heart Rate Training and Bands
Replies: 94
Views: 9125

Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Hi, I'll do some thinking about how to prevent reimporting deleted workouts. As for the comparison plot performance, that looks like it might be a bug. I use painsled instead of ergdata for a number of reasons, but mainly because the ergdata export doesn't send along the advanced metrics like stroke...
by gregsmith01748
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Heart Rate Training and Bands
Replies: 94
Views: 9125

Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Hi max, I’ve been a Rowsandall user from the beginning, I can help you out if you want to try it. Hi Greg, I have a couple of questions I hope you can help with. 1. How do you delete workouts eg warm ups, setting drag factor etc. I can delete them but they always reappear the next day. 2. Can I cha...
by gregsmith01748
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Leg strengthening exercise to get into a scull
Replies: 3
Views: 248

Re: Leg strengthening exercise to get into a scull

I totally agree. One subtle point, I have tended to do more front squatting over the past year. It limits the total load, but it forces me to maintain much better posture. I think it's a lower risk exercise.
by gregsmith01748
Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Heart Rate Training and Bands
Replies: 94
Views: 9125

Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Hi max,
I’ve been a Rowsandall user from the beginning, I can help you out if you want to try it.

There’s a getting started article on the blog associated with the site that I hope is helpful.

https://analytics.rowsandall.com/2017/0 ... e-numbers/
by gregsmith01748
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Bored? Another online erg challenge series!
Replies: 0
Views: 500

Bored? Another online erg challenge series!

The fine folks at rowsandall.com have come up with a challenge series for the indoor season. This series is perfect for folks that are using ergdata, boatcoach, or painsled when they erg, because you can post your results automatically, and also check out how other racers approached the race in term...
by gregsmith01748
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Height / Weight and 2k performance
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Height / Weight and 2k performance

Here's the analysis... https://analytics.rowsandall.com/2018/12/08/why-are-rowers-tall/ Two conclusions: 1. The trend is clear that taller rowers are faster, a rule of thumb is a second off the split for every inch of height for men, closer to 1/2 sec for women. 2. There is huge variation from perso...
by gregsmith01748
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Height / Weight and 2k performance
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Height / Weight and 2k performance

I took a quick look at the results so far. I have about 150 responses. Here's a quick plot of the 2k times versus height for just the male rowers. https://quantifiedrowing.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/foo.png Here it is for female rowers https://quantifiedrowing.files.wordpress.com/2018/12/foo1.png I...
by gregsmith01748
Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Height / Weight and 2k performance
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Height / Weight and 2k performance

So far, I have 68 results. I appreciate the ideas for additional questions. I agree that this is a crude first step. I'll continue with refinements onc I get a first cut at the data. The biggest thing I want to see is the slope of the relationship between height and performance.
by gregsmith01748
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Height / Weight and 2k performance
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Height / Weight and 2k performance

Hi, Rowers often talk about the relationship between age, weight, height and rowing performance. Last winter I did an extensive analysis of how age effected rowing performance, but there is very little data on how weight and height effect things. I would like to ask a favor of all you rowers out the...
by gregsmith01748
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Does your drive length vary with stroke rate?
Replies: 3
Views: 534

Re: Does your drive length vary with stroke rate?

Hi, Here is what my drive length looks like versus stroke rate. Stroke rate is along the x-axis and drive length is on the y axis. I was rowing a rate ladder with - 5' at 20 - 4' @ 22 - 3' @ 24 - 2' @ 26 - 1' @ >28 I was rowing this on slides. https://quantifiedrowing.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/dri...
by gregsmith01748
Sun Mar 25, 2018 2:31 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: What do you do..?
Replies: 5
Views: 640

Re: What do you do..?

Hi, I'm an electrical engineer with a company called Teradyne. We make test equipment that is used to make sure that the semiconductor devices in consumer and industrial products work correct before they are assembled into final products. My job requires a fair amount of travel to Asia, Europe and o...
by gregsmith01748
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: The Lexicon of Indoor Rowing Terminology
Replies: 15
Views: 9549

Re: The Lexicon of Indoor Rowing Terminology

I'm not plummy, but I can explain OCD. It stands for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. As applied to rowing, it is trying to hit times , rates and distances exactly throughout a row. An example. If you were doing an 8x500 interval session, you might attempt to hit 1:50.0 for every single rep at a rate ...
by gregsmith01748
Sat Dec 30, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Heart Rate Danger?
Replies: 6
Views: 480

Re: Heart Rate Danger?

I went through the recommendations from the AMA and the heart association. I could find no reference in the document for where the 85% upper limit came from. Basically, it is part of the overall recommendation that people should try to get at least 5 x 30' of activity a week and at least 3 of those ...
by gregsmith01748
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7062
Views: 278099

Re: The Pete Plan

Hi All, Not on the Pete Plan, but did a classic PP session today, and it went well, so I thought I'd share. 8x500 - target pace 1:45 - Actual pace: 1:43.6 8) https://quantifiedrowing.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/2017-11-15-08-13-59.jpg?w=1240 https://rowsandall.com/static/plots/20171115-1316020o20171...
by gregsmith01748
Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Lactate based training
Replies: 525
Views: 45836

Re: Lactate based training

I use a Lactate Plus Meter. http://www.lactate.com/lactateplus.html The meter is pretty cheap, but the test strips cost about $1.80 each. You also have to deal with the fact that other folks in the gym think that you are a lunatic or a diabetic for poking holes in your fingers. :shock: I did my expe...
by gregsmith01748
Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Lactate based training
Replies: 525
Views: 45836

Re: Lactate based training

I'm getting back into the mysteries of lactate based training. Today, I wanted to do an experiment on myself. My step test and my prior aerobic workouts indicated that a training power between 180 and 185W would probably about right. What does "about right" mean? That means that they would result in...
by gregsmith01748
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Prodigal Returns
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: The Prodigal Returns

Thanks Barbara and Peter. I'm hoping to enter a shorter open water event next spring to get a taste for open water racing. Yes, I got rid of my crappy boat (2004 win tech with a crooked fin) and I have a 2014 fluid which rows beautifully. In general, my stroke is symmetrical, but suffered from lack ...
by gregsmith01748
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Lactate based training
Replies: 525
Views: 45836

Re: Lactate based training

Your threshold hr will be a bit different for running.
by gregsmith01748
Fri Nov 10, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Lactate based training
Replies: 525
Views: 45836

Re: Lactate based training

The same principles apply to both. The most significant difference in my mind is that since rowing is a non-impact sport, you can sustain higher volumes of low intensity training with lower chance of injury. I've heard Zone X called "Black Hole Training", I think by Joe Friel. That's the best thing ...
by gregsmith01748
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Prodigal Returns
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Re: The Prodigal Returns

Thanks. I have high hopes for it.
by gregsmith01748
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Prodigal Returns
Replies: 7
Views: 839

The Prodigal Returns

Hi, It's been a while. Although I have been regularly lurking on the forum, I haven't been posting much. My life has gotten quite hectic over the past couple of years for generally happy reasons. I was promoted at work and my wife and I bought a nice little vacation house near the beach. I like my n...