Running and rowing (erging)

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13/02/2013 at 18:42
Wow. Can't believe I have managed to knock a minute off last weeks 5000m time. I have moved from 194 out of 308 for my age and weight bracket to 152!!!! I am now in the top half. Yay!
13/02/2013 at 19:11

Fantastic Becky!  

13/02/2013 at 21:00

Yay! A whole minute! That is quite some going. You now have to work to stay in the top half ...

13/02/2013 at 22:03
Well done becky.

I had a 5k test for crew selection last night. Set off too fast and was in ragged shape in last 1500. When it goes wrong in a 5k, it's a world of misery.
16/02/2013 at 18:53

So that's the fifth time round the block with the Pete Plan done. I've been following this since last August and done well. But no advance on the 5K time so a change of plan is needed.

Hello to the Pete Plan 5K variant ... starting tomorrow.

16/02/2013 at 20:47
Enjoy the 12 x 500m Muttley
I've stalled a bit on the Pete Plan now I'm in the thick of marathon training. Mainly doing steady 5 and 10k rows. Bramley 20 tomorrow, so Monday will be an easy row.
16/02/2013 at 21:18

Ah, the Bramley 20. I did that a couple of times, a while back now.

I marshalled one year. My job was to crank up the hills for the second lappers

It's a good event ... enjoy, and wishing you a tailwind.

Edit the following day: nice weather for it too!

Edited: 17/02/2013 at 12:14
17/02/2013 at 20:12
It was certainly a nicer day than Wokingham! Pushed a bit harder than I should have, finishing 2:08:29. This means I am going to be keeping to the rower for a couple of days while the running legs recover. Its this sort of time I really appreciate having the rower at home.
22/02/2013 at 11:31

Well, after taking a break of a couple of days, it's onto the new 5K Pete Plan. Just done the 12 x 500 metre 1 min rest session. This has the potential to be a real shocker if you get the pacing wrong! I took it conservatively and as per the plan will be looking to hold the same pace for the next intervals, the 4 x 1500m.

Finished it in one piece, more or less ... but funny how the reps got longer and the rest minutes got shorter as the workout proceeded ...

22/02/2013 at 17:14

Hello i forgot about this thread. No  i knew it existed but forgot where

i've rejoined the gym after 4 years away and my plan once i've got used to rowing  for a while like to do The Pete Plan

good to see you still at it Muttley

23/02/2013 at 13:36

Hello Pammie ... welcome back to the erg

15/08/2013 at 23:06

Wotcha folks!    How's everyone's rowing going?  I thought I'd resurrect this thread because (a) I've just started incorporating long rowing sessions into my cross-training for running, and (b) I might enter the national indoor rowing champs (December, in Cardiff) depending on how it all goes. Looks like I could be a competitive LWT40-44!

I've started off this week with 2 x 30 mins lunchtime sessions, easing into each with 15 mins on the exercise bike as a warm-up.  I'm quite happy knocking out ~1:57 pace and still having the energy for a quality running session in the evening.  Next week I'll up this to 2 x 45mins rows, then once these become routine I'll think about adding some intensity and *ugh* maybe some intervals.

BTW, anyone got advice for very sweaty hands?  Talc?  That chalk what climbers use??

15/08/2013 at 23:10

I don't row, but I can answer the sweaty hands question. Aerialists use chalk like climbers or rosin (like musicians; just smash it up into powder).

15/08/2013 at 23:21

Ta. Google tells me that my guess on aerialist was correct (cunning deduction partly based on your previous avatar) but technically that's something else I've learnt today. 

16/08/2013 at 09:38

Wow  - decent pace there Phil. You could ask the question on here:

I'm sure you will get some suggestions and lots of 'don't be be a southern softie' replies. Once you have done that, let me know so I can get some .

16/08/2013 at 09:58

Well done Phil - that's a tasty pace.

Could you whisper the solution to me as well please? I have lovely big callouses on my hands. I'm also fighting a battle with dermatitis on my palms, which I'm convinced is being caused by the rower and all the sweating and abrasion with the handle (possibly some technique issues in there as well - and no smutty jokes please). Could do with something to protect them.

Hand pads like these didn't work for me but ymmv.

16/08/2013 at 10:59

I'll see what I can come up with.  I did try some short-finger cycling gloves once but that just seemed to make the grip more uncomfortable. 

I hope this enthusiasm for x-training lasts a while. I'm also on 3 x spinning classes per week on top of 50-60mpw running (and cycling when the weather's ok).  Judging by the mildly sore bits I'm experiencing I should have glutes of steel in a few weeks.

16/08/2013 at 12:33

1'57" pace on some aerobic sessions sounds like a great base.  Looking at the concept 2 UK rankings for LWT 40 - 49, top 3 logged times this season on a 10k time trial  are 1'47" through to 1'51" pace

What distances  would the champs be. Something long or a horrendous 2k?

Tell me there is a sport your no good at Phil


Edited: 16/08/2013 at 12:34
16/08/2013 at 14:08

A-r - I could do with the champs being 10k, cos I've covered the distance just once in training as a sort-of time-trial and clocked 36:50 (1:50 pace).  The champs is just the standard 2k, so I'll have to man up and convert my endurance fitness to a hard slog.  Of a handful of time-trials I've done, PB is 6:52 but I can definitely go quicker than that because I slipped off the seat and had to adjust myself!  Looking at previous results, something around 6:40 is good enough for a medal in my category most years, so I'd like to get down to that.

As for sports I'm crap at, take your pick.  Most things involving a ball; I'd also like to forget previous experiences of arm wrestling and clay pigeon shooting. 

21/08/2013 at 14:37 up. I've just been reminding myself why I need to ease back into these longer sessions.  11,482m done at lunchtime (45 mins, 1:57.6 pace) - my longest ever continuous effort - and the hands have got to that sort-of pre-blister stage.  Eek!  Need to toughen up a bit.  And I still haven't explored sweaty-hand slippage solutions yet, which probably didn't help.

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