Originally Posted by rjmaiorano
Also, unclesam, I got the impression you were no longing rowing... are you still competing?
I'm no longer a collegiate rower. I've only been able to make it out 4 times in the single this season. I do plan on racing this summer, but I need to get on the ball. I run a 5.5mi loop when I can't row in about 40m 30s or so, that's a decent base for the rowing. But I really need to get out and do some drills and pieces at rating/higher rate drills (high rate/low pressure to get dexterity with the hands, starts, etc).
Originally Posted by bach
did a 2k today, finally went sub 7
500 26 SPM 1:44.4
1000 26 SPM 1:44.8
1500 26 SPM 1:43.9
2000 27 SPM 1:41.7
avg HR 175 (92.5% max HR)
peak HR 187 (98.9% max HR)
i was trying to follow this strategy: 800m (40%) @ Goal Pace (GP) +1; 600m (30%) @ GP; 400m (20%) @ GP - 1; and 200m (10%) @ GP - 2.
it was pretty painless for a 2k. not much lactic acid burn till 1000 left or so. ofc this means i need to row harder next time -__-
Good work on the 2k! Negative splits like that are great - Try to start at your pace, then walk it down 1s per 500m as you go thru. If you can do that, it's a GREAT way to row. I watched a current USNT rower from UMich do that on his 2ks at an indoor race. He'd start at 1:31 then finish at 1:28 for a 5:59.x 2k.
It sounds like you really can push and hit a much better 2k, probably 6:45 or better. Especially if you work around the ends a little quicker. I think I used to row a 2k at a 29-30 for the body and 31-32 at the sprint (~400m to go).
Originally Posted by chobochobo
Just noticed this thread. I'm too lazy to think about regimes and just do 12K on alternate days. I'm using a communal machine, an old basic concept 2. I wanted to ask if the model D is going to be a major step up as someone is selling one.
The D is a really nice machine, very quiet with many, many nice/different display options on the new monitor. I wouldn't upgrade from my C, but I would from an A (bicycle wheel) or a B.