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post #346 of 565
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Originally Posted by CDFS View Post
Those sound as pretty good times. Concept 2?

yes. it looked like this one.


post #347 of 565
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Originally Posted by bach View Post
yes. it looked like this one.



Ok. I'm asking because the once was someone posting here who did the 2k in 3m27s or something on his rowing machine...

Those are admirable (beginner) times.
post #348 of 565
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Originally Posted by CDFS View Post
Ok. I'm asking because the once was someone posting here who did the 2k in 3m27s or something on his rowing machine...

doctor or whatever? i don't think he ever came back to the thread. i was kinda curious to see what his actual times were.

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Those are admirable (beginner) times.

thanks. i hope i can improve on them.
post #349 of 565
today i rowed my first 2000m on the concept 2 and got 7:30. i was aiming for a 1:50 split but got overambitious in the first 500m, which i did in 1:38. after that i lost a ton of speed. when it was over i realized the damper setting was on 10, lol. i'm gonna put it on 5 next time.
post #350 of 565
Wmmk, sorry to hear about losing your conditioning! Don't worry, it'll come back real fast. That's a pretty tough pyramid, a lot of meters and not a lot of rest, plus you started off pretty fast. Another week or two and you'll be right back.

6k test today, pulled a 22:12.6, for a 1:51 avg. Wanted to break 22:00, but it just wasn't going to happen today. PR either way, so can't complain too much.

Last couple days of finals!
post #351 of 565
You are an American. Why use metric? Dont embarrass us.
post #352 of 565
Did 3X 7 minutes today, 2 minutes at 22 strokes/minute, 2 minutes at 24 strokes/minute, 2 minutes at 26 strokes/minute and 1 minute at 28 strokes/minute. Got 1850, 1888 and 1905 meters, shouldn't have eaten 30 minutes before training...
post #353 of 565
We have a rower at our gym. No one ever uses it, so I decided to try it out starting last winter. Turns out it's a lot of fun and a hell of a workout. Anyway, I usually just put the sensor on watts and pick an average power output to maintain... 300, 250, 200 depending on the distance I want to do. I'm not familiar with rowing lingo and I have no idea if my times are good, anyone care to let me know how I stack up? 1k around 3:30 2k in the 7:15 range 5k usually sneak in just under or over the 20 minute mark I've done some reading/watching of rowing technique and I think I've refined it pretty well over the past year. That being said, I've seen no substantive decrease in my times over the past 4 months. Is that just a function of the fact that I only do it once a week? I assume competitive rowers train much more than that, but I have no competitive aspirations, except for my own internal desire to be fastest and stronger.
post #354 of 565
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Originally Posted by Jorran View Post
Did 3X 7 minutes today, 2 minutes at 22 strokes/minute, 2 minutes at 24 strokes/minute, 2 minutes at 26 strokes/minute and 1 minute at 28 strokes/minute.

Got 1850, 1888 and 1905 meters, shouldn't have eaten 30 minutes before training...

I'd be rather happy with those times.
post #355 of 565
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how many days a week did you train in season and what was your routine like? did you lift weights and run as part of your training?
We train 6 days a week, both in season and during winter training. In season, that's usually 4 days on the water, and 2 conditioning days, which always involve erging, and also usually include running (sometimes stairs) and lifting/core circuits. Over winter training, that's 6 days a week of erging with 8-12 other guys, and doing other conditioning on our own.

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today i rowed my first 2000m on the concept 2 and got 7:30. i was aiming for a 1:50 split but got overambitious in the first 500m, which i did in 1:38. after that i lost a ton of speed. when it was over i realized the damper setting was on 10, lol. i'm gonna put it on 5 next time.
Put the damper between 3 and 4! It simulates the resistance of real water, and keeping the damper much higher is going to end up causing back problems.

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Wmmk, sorry to hear about losing your conditioning! Don't worry, it'll come back real fast. That's a pretty tough pyramid, a lot of meters and not a lot of rest, plus you started off pretty fast. Another week or two and you'll be right back.

6k test today, pulled a 22:12.6, for a 1:51 avg. Wanted to break 22:00, but it just wasn't going to happen today. PR either way, so can't complain too much.

Last couple days of finals!
Yeah, feelin' pretty good these days. Recently, I did an hour piece at a 1:54 split and a 12x1' (rating 22/22/24/24/26/26/28/28/30/30/32/32) with an overall average of 1:40 and was going 1:37-1:38 on the last four pieces.
post #356 of 565
That's one hell of a good job! Tomorrow i'm going for some ergo training but my coaches aren't there, any suggestions on what I could do? I'm new to rowing (started in september) but have a sportingbackground (international biathlon races and running) so I should have a relatively good stamina.
post #357 of 565
Did 2x 20mins today averages of 1:58,4 and 1:58,1
post #358 of 565
Not sure if I should bump this thread or start a new one....oh, well. Long time lurker on the MC but really not interested in joining in the "discussions"... After a long career (amateur) of cycling, it all came to end when I was hit head on by a truck. After 18 surgeries, 3.8 million in med bills and the decision to remove my lower leg and the passage of a few years, I recently purchased a Concept 2. My injuries will prevent me from cycling any time soon (I have many screws and rods holding me together) but I would like to develop an a work out plan. I am very susceptible to boredom which is why I loved cycling so much, so I would like to know what works out to do on the C2 and how to keep it interesting... Can any one recommend a C2 Forum somewhere? Are 4x500 the standard starting point? Thanks
post #359 of 565
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Originally Posted by Owen Meany View Post

Can any one recommend a C2 Forum somewhere?

Are 4x500 the standard starting point?

Thanks


Sorry to hear about you accident, but it sounds like you are making an amazing recovery. Best wishes for your continued good health.

There is a C2 dedicated forum on their website that includes various training threads:
http://www.c2forum.com/

There is also an online logbook and workout of the day utility accessed through the "online tools" tab on the website:
http://www.concept2.com/us/default.asp

A lot of folks on the C2 forum are big fans of The Pete Plan. Below is the 24 week beginner training plan:
http://thepeteplan.wordpress.com/beginner-training/


As far as a starting point, intervals are a good part of your weekly plan. To avoid getting bored with the workout, I think it is helpful to switch up a variety of workouts.

Good luck. If you enjoy the Erg and want to compete with more than yourself, the RowPro software (www.digitalrowing.com) gets a lot of love. I have not tried it personally, but I am looking setting up my machine near a monitor.
post #360 of 565
Hi folks

I'm thinking of investing in a Waterrower for home. Anyone use one?

A C2 might be the standard but as I don't have a gym room and it's pretty noisy and ugly, I figured the Waterrower was equal in performance and quiet enough to let me do an early morning workout while wife and baby slep upstairs. Also it looks much better.

I'd love to get back into the sport seriously, but working life and family life stop that. Those of you training in School or Uni, enjoy the opportunity and row as much and at as high a level as possible, while you can. It can be difficult to sustain the intensity when real life kicks in.

happy erging

BobD
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