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Row, row, row, my boat, really rather fast! - Ed's journal
sobrique
sobrique
Row, row, row, my boat, really rather fast!
I am rather chuffed. Have just managed to row 10km in 40 minutes. That's like, a long standing target.
10,005m in fact, at resistance 10 (drag factor 190).
The rower reckoned that was a workload of 200W, or 1000kcal/hour.
My heart rate monitor thought it was nearer 1200kcal/hour.

But whatever. That might be meaningless to you, but suffice to say I'm rather pleased at managing that. And this is, in fact, a bragging post. And for posterity.
And stuff.

Now, I have it on good advice from someone who knows better, that I need to go work on technique and pacing, rather than rowing flat out like a loony. Which is what I shall - the only reason I haven't yet, is because that rather arbitrary 10km beckoned.
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absintheskiss From: absintheskiss Date: January 19th, 2010 07:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
This an excellent reason to have a bragging post. Well done.
From: dj_rws Date: January 19th, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well done. Good technique is just about how to get the most work done out of the least effort but rowing like a loon for the purpose of exercise is just as good. Ergs are largely pointless for learning rowing technique if you're never going to see water.
jorune From: jorune Date: January 19th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Way to go.
serpentstar From: serpentstar Date: January 19th, 2010 09:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that is seriously impressive. :)

Was it on a Concept 2? If so, you should seriously consider training for the British Indoor Rowing Championships, 'cos I bet your 2000m time would be not far off these guys':

http://concept2.co.uk/birc/records?type=2000_british
sobrique From: sobrique Date: January 19th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it was a Concept 2. Someone told me once that they were the only really 'good' rowers to use.
My 2000m time would be about 8m at that pace, but it's a slightly different sort of a thing when you're running for that sort of period of time.
I'm thinking that my next step will be to try and go for 2 and 5km sprint targets instead.
I'm just a bit concerned about the time vs. energy used overall.
sobrique From: sobrique Date: January 19th, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hmm, the January challenge seems to be the 'gut buster' which is indeed 10,000m. My time seems pretty good. Which is nice.
serpentstar From: serpentstar Date: January 19th, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I'd calculated 8 min too, which made me think you'd be a fair bit faster if you knew you only had 2k to do.

You could experiment with brief rests -- do 2k, rest for 2 min, do 2k, rest for 2 min, etc.
stgpcm From: stgpcm Date: January 20th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)

not as impressive, but

I managed 10:00.3 for 2000m - so close to breaking 10 minute
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