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post #106 of 567
Getting back in the saddle after some travel and settling back into work:

6k @ 1:58.7 r20 (23:44)
4 min active rest (3x15 press-ups, walk around, drink water)
6k @ 1:57.8 r22 (23:34)

This counts as my "hard distance"/UT1 workout. I need to try taking the rating up on these longer pieces but I really enjoy the feeling of low-rate grinding, even though I'm not really built for it at 6'0" ~77 kg.
post #107 of 567
Thread Starter 
Today's workout:
Pull at 1:44 pace until slowing to 2:00
Take 3-4 mins. active rest
Repeat until unable to sustain sub-2:00 for 3 strokes
Take 7 mins. active rest
2x~300m at 1:46
2x30 bodyweight squats at rowing pace.

I'd like to think I'm decently powerful for my size, age, and level of [in]experience, but I have terrible endurance. I had asthma growing up but do fine day-to-day without meds nowadays. Would getting back on meds help with rowing? Regardless, what kind of workouts (rowing or otherwise) would help me improve endurance?
post #108 of 567
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Originally Posted by wmmk View Post
Regardless, what kind of workouts (rowing or otherwise) would help me improve endurance?

Rowing primarily. Running can help but only to reduce fatigue on the muscles used during rowing.

You'll get faster. You just need more aerobic conditioning, and that means distance. The short 500m bouts won't use your aerobic energy systems much so they'll never become trained if most of your training is short distance.

I'm not a fan of weightlifting for any aerobic sport since it seems to just add fatigue with no real benefit.
post #109 of 567
Thread Starter 
That makes sense. It may be overcompensating, but might it work to start rowing 6- or 8k's in order to make the 2k's feel shorter?
post #110 of 567
It's been many years since I rowed in college, but I'm looking to get back into erging to get into better shape. Silly question for you guys:

If I pick up a Concept II to use in my home, do I need to have it on a hard surface, or will carpet work fine?

Thanks in advance!
post #111 of 567
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Originally Posted by wmmk View Post
That makes sense.

It may be overcompensating, but might it work to start rowing 6- or 8k's in order to make the 2k's feel shorter?

Depending on your mentality, this could absolutely help.

Running or cycling hills is a good cross training.
post #112 of 567
3k @ something. First time, will do more.
post #113 of 567
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by rjmaiorano View Post
Depending on your mentality, this could absolutely help.

Running or cycling hills is a good cross training.
Cool, thanks.

500m @ somewhere around 1:55, I forget
2k @ 8:25
2k @ 8:28
post #114 of 567
Yesterday:

1K @ 3:21
1K @ 3:25
Run 5 miles
post #115 of 567
Today:

Run 1 mile
2K @ 6:53
Run 2 miles
post #116 of 567
Nice work why
post #117 of 567
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Originally Posted by why View Post
Today:

Run 1 mile
2K @ 6:53
Run 2 miles

How much rest between the runs and the row? Regardless, nice work!
post #118 of 567
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How much rest between the runs and the row? Regardless, nice work!

Ran to the gym, checked in, took off my sweatshirt, jumped on the erg. Maybe 2-3 minutes? I wasn't going to do the 2K, but figured I should stop putting it off since I've felt a lot stronger after backing off the erg lately. My legs didn't tire until the very end and aerobically I was fine throughout.
post #119 of 567
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Originally Posted by why View Post
Ran to the gym, checked in, took off my sweatshirt, jumped on the erg. Maybe 2-3 minutes? I wasn't going to do the 2K, but figured I should stop putting it off since I've felt a lot stronger after backing off the erg lately. My legs didn't tire until the very end and aerobically I was fine throughout.

I've been keeping up with your rowing progress and it's motivated me. I'm lucky in that I was able to score a Concept II - Model C a few years ago for $200 off of Craigslist. Honestly, I haven't really used it all that much, but have picked up the pace after seeing this thread. The snow/ice on the roads in upstate NY take all of the fun out of running. Are you doing any weight training or just the intense cardio?
post #120 of 567
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Really, why, you're an inspiration.
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