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by Iain
Fri Sep 06, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: No Sweat !
Replies: 6
Views: 435

Re: No Sweat !

For shorter rows I find that you have to push hard to sweat. Pushing hard is not comfortable and usually takes a few weeks of rowing to work up to. Also 1' hard at a time is a very short time to start sweating, I usually find it takes 6 mins or so before I am sweating (although I do sweat on a 500m,...
by Iain
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7062
Views: 278104

Re: The Pete Plan

5x1.5 for me today. 2:05.7 last time. despite a much quicker waterfall started on this as it is so long since I have done any intervals: 06:17.0 1,500 24 02:05.7 06:16.7 1,500 24 02:05.6 06:16.4 1,500 24 02:05.5 06:14.3 1,500 24 02:04.8 06:04.6 1,500 26 02:01.5 31:09.0 7,500 24.4 02:04.6 So 1.1S kno...
by Iain
Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: January 19 CTC - 20/R20
Replies: 58
Views: 2752

Re: January 19 CTC - 20/R20

Plummy thanks for clarifying. Out of interest I might try an averaged 20 spm v an exact 400 stroke count as I suspect it could make quite a difference. My guess is c100m (9 strokes x 10+m per stroke). Not sure about the PM5, but the PM3 definitely uses an unweighted average of the ratings of the sp...
by Iain
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: January 19 CTC - 20/R20
Replies: 58
Views: 2752

Re: January 19 CTC - 20/R20

I do R20 by making sure every single stroke is pulled as the clock ticks on 3S (i.e.first at 0, next 0:03, third at 0:06 etc.) As 3 goes into 60 the seconds are the same 20 numbers throughout. Technically might justhit 401 strokes if you don't stop rowing. I am really struggling to rate up, no delib...
by Iain
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7062
Views: 278104

Re: The Pete Plan

Far too long without rowing. Left myself 4 days to do both challenges then had a migraine! So feeling a bit woozy still tried on 29th to do the CTC. HD after 13 mins. Did the remaining 17 mins a little slower after a break to make a reasonable workout. Then took a day off leaving both for today. Exp...
by Iain
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Height / Weight and 2k performance
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Height / Weight and 2k performance

Many thanks for the results. By eye there is almost as much support for a much steeper decline for ladies (if more are categorised as outliers)! The link also gives the articles from your age analyses that I found very interesting, although it would have been nice to have some take away statistics t...
by Iain
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7062
Views: 278104

Re: The Pete Plan

Hour of power for me, Wanted to break 2:12: Time Distance Rating Pace 10:00 2,287 21 02:11.2 10:00 2,281 21 02:11.5 10:00 2,287 20 02:11.2 10:00 2,288 20 02:11.1 10:00 2,295 21 02:10.7 10:00 2,373 24 02:06.4 1:00 13,811 21.2 2:10.3 More than happy, 29 Nonathlon points and only 0.2S/500m slower than ...
by Iain
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Height / Weight and 2k performance
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Height / Weight and 2k performance

I am in a similar place to Swinny. Put in estimated times where I would expect to be for 2k & 10k as fitter now than when last done, but really expect to be 2-3S/500m faster by season end despite not training all out. As well as the above, you might like to add an estimate of lean weight as there ma...
by Iain
Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Interactive Plan (IP)
Replies: 904
Views: 42635

Re: The Interactive Plan (IP)

Looks like a great solution well carried out.
by Iain
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7062
Views: 278104

Re: The Pete Plan

4x2k for this evening: Target 2:05.6 Time Distance Rating Pace 08:22.2 2,000 23 02:05.5 08:21.9 2,000 23 02:05.5 08:19.6 2,000 23 02:04.9 08:08.8 2,000 25 02:02.2 33:12.5 8,000 23.5 02:04.5 So 1.1S faster and again slightly lower rating. Moore than happy especialy as second felt really hard and wasn...
by Iain
Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Interactive Plan (IP)
Replies: 904
Views: 42635

Re: The Interactive Plan (IP)

Completely tanked the 4x4 TR this morning... This is the workout from hell! It was only recently I re-read the Training Pace Guide and noticed the greater or equal sign. So I have always taken TR pace to be 2k race pace. Or to be precise for a 4x4 I do a race start and then row at mid race pace whi...
by Iain
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7062
Views: 278104

Re: The Pete Plan

Great start Plummy, SB 5k pace after a hard couple of days. Not sure I will ever get back down to these paces again! 4x1k for me. I knew the 1:59.5 would be my hardest target since restarting rowing. Time Distance Rating Pace 03:58.7 1,000 27 01:59.4 03:58.6 1,000 27 01:59.3 03:57.7 1,000 28 01:58.9...
by Iain
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Interactive Plan (IP)
Replies: 904
Views: 42635

Re: The Interactive Plan (IP)

Not sure where you got yours, but from https://indoorsportservices.co.uk/training/interactive The Tr pace I was given was from 2S quicker to 9S slower than 2k (although at a slower pace, lower fitness level and on 4 sessions per week). 3 x 6min I would expect 2k + 3-5S so this range seems generous! ...
by Iain
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Interactive Plan (IP)
Replies: 904
Views: 42635

Re: The Interactive Plan (IP)

What are the columns you have shown? If column 1 is 2k, column 2 is /500M in secounds, 3 is Watts, that leaves 5 columns, AN, TR, AT, UT1 & UT2 from right is how you have interpreted. I can't find the site at the moment but it was different when i last looked 6 years ago. In any event, there is clea...
by Iain
Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Interactive Plan (IP)
Replies: 904
Views: 42635

Re: The Interactive Plan (IP)

No expert on IP, only did it for a few weeks when I was still wet behind the ears. But I thought that there was a band for each pace with the appropriate pace set at different points in the band. So the 3x6 should be at the slower end of the TR band that should be slower than 2k pace. JMHO

- Iain
by Iain
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12107
Views: 337271

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Thanks for sparing my dignity. Does that mean you will be going for the FM?
by Iain
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12107
Views: 337271

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Well done Ian, you have beatten most of my PBs now!
by Iain
Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019
Replies: 331
Views: 14717

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

I am nopt sure I will get another chance at this one. not feeling great after runniing around officiating junior football in a very fast game. H/D at half way :oops: . Not sure why, just not mentally prepared and so when i couldn't keep up the pace due to struggling to maintain a reasonable rating j...
by Iain
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019
Replies: 331
Views: 14717

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Iain I feel your pain regarding the CTC attempts yesterday, hope you can make a score for the IRL as well. Much easier than those crazy intervals.... Was going to do a half hour first as I have only done one hard distance since 2 September! But with a 30 min for the December CTC coming up, I will n...
by Iain
Wed Nov 21, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start
Replies: 76
Views: 3551

Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Nearly did a half hour last night as prep for the IRL (and to plug a weak Nonathlon), glad now I chose to jump the erg with this month's CTC instead.
by Iain
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November CTC - 11x111 r1
Replies: 34
Views: 1486

Re: November CTC - 11x111 r1

Much tougher than I was expecting (or is it that I am not as tough as I thought?) First attempt with all out sprints only made it through into rep 5: 00:21.0 111 63 01:34.6 00:21.9 111 60 01:38.6 00:21.3 111 65 01:35.9 00:22.5 111 61 01:41.4 1:26.7 444 62.2 01:37.6 That was on DF 145 rather than usu...
by Iain
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Wiggins 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Re: Wiggins 2020

I can see him competing at BIRC, but in a boat? All the talk is about his erging prowess, but erg's don't float and there is much more to OtW than strength and fitness, Graham Benton didn't manage to make it into the Uk team despite having the strength and fitness and training with them for a few se...
by Iain
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7062
Views: 278104

Re: The Pete Plan

Waterfall for me today. 2:06.6 last time, but 2:06.3 set as 2015 SB.

Time Distance Rating Pace
12:35.3 3,000 23 02:05.9
10:28.5 2,500 23 02:05.7
08:12.6 2,000 25 02:03.1

31:16.4 7,500 23.5 2:05.1

So to my pleasant surprise 1.5S improvement.
by Iain
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1882

Re: Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships 2018

One point not mentioned is the effect of the race start. Not raced for ages, so the monitors may have changed, but it was always the case that there was a delay before the first stroke taht doesn't happen on a standalone machine. As a result, if you have th emonitor set up to show average pace, ther...
by Iain
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7062
Views: 278104

Re: The Pete Plan

Started new job so adjusting is making rowing harder to fit in. But just did 10k as hard distance: Time Distance Rating Pace 08:43.7 2,000 21 02:10.9 08:43.6 2,000 22 02:10.9 08:42.7 2,000 22 02:10.7 08:41.5 2,000 22 02:10.4 08:30.7 2,000 24 02:07.7 43:22.2 10,000 22.2 02:10.1 Very happy with that a...