Author Topic: Cross Training: Rowing  (Read 109392 times)

Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #100 on: January 05, 2010, 11:27:07 am »
OK, I'll join.

simonp

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #101 on: January 05, 2010, 08:13:20 pm »
This evening, 7299m.  Feeling the effects of yesterday's 10,000m pb.

However there was the added issue of our receptionist - think (.)(.) - arriving and using the rower next to me which threw my concentration a bit!  :-[

Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #102 on: January 05, 2010, 08:54:38 pm »
I'm in, but it's been about 10 years since I sat on an ergo so dont expect too much.. I'll clean the birds nests off the infernal machine tomorrow morning and give it a go.

Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #103 on: January 05, 2010, 08:56:27 pm »
Tell us what we need to do Bridget. I may get a row in tomorrow.

simonp

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #104 on: January 05, 2010, 09:12:19 pm »
I've just created our team.

Instructions here:

Concept2: How to Join a Team: Information for Team Members

Follow instructions from section 3.  Team name is yacf, it's an open team so no need for me to confirm anyone who joins.

simonp

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #105 on: January 05, 2010, 09:13:17 pm »
PS At the moment we don't show in the ranking because we've only one member; a team must have at least 2 members to qualify.

With the 17299m I've done so far we'd be in 205th place.

Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #106 on: January 05, 2010, 09:28:15 pm »
Now we're placed :).

I have a horrible feeling I'm going to be the Senior in this team  ::-)

Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #107 on: January 05, 2010, 10:55:59 pm »
Now we're placed :).

I have a horrible feeling I'm going to be the Senior in this team  ::-)

I've joined now too.  If you mean "senior" in the sense of oldest team member, you'll have to be going some to beat me.  I'll be 60 in November 2010, and I suspect you're not that old, though I've only met you once. ;D

I should get my first row of 2010 in tomorrow, unless the weather prevents me from getting across the back garden to my garage.

Edit: I've just looked at our team details on the concept2 website - age details are revealed, and I can confirm that you are some way younger than me. :)

Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #108 on: January 05, 2010, 11:01:22 pm »
Edit: I've just looked at our team details on the concept2 website - age details are revealed, and I can confirm that you are some way younger than me. :)

So it would seem. It doesn't help my rowing ability (or lack thereof) ;)

simonp

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #109 on: January 05, 2010, 11:05:46 pm »
Girly on the right was rowing 3:57 or so for 1000m. Meanwhile bloke on my left rowed 5000m at a steady 1:50. GIT. Didn't even have the decency to throw up.

simonp

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #110 on: January 06, 2010, 12:30:50 am »
Hey mike - I see you've signed up to the team but you haven't ticked the box to sign up for the challenge so your metres won't count unless you also do that.


Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #111 on: January 06, 2010, 08:59:47 am »
I have made a contribution  :D. We are now 205th.

How does one stop the excruciating arse pain from that nasty Concept 2 seat?

Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #112 on: January 06, 2010, 10:00:36 am »
folded towel, Godfrey Sports Rowing Kit, or HTFU.

hope that helps.

Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #113 on: January 06, 2010, 10:07:51 am »
hope that helps.

Towel FTW  :thumbsup:

My arse is Brooks shape these days :)

Wascally Weasel

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #114 on: January 06, 2010, 01:24:48 pm »
Have joined.  Only done a 2km so far this year but have plans for much more.  I only got the Concept2 set up again this weekend (now permanently set up).

My time was a woeful 8:49.  I don't think I have been that slow ever (not even the first time I had a go on an erg nearly ten years ago).

My best time ever for 2km was something like 7:12 but that was erging against other rowers as a test for crew selection (admittedly at only Senior Four level*).  My best solo 2km erg was 7:28 according to my log card - that was back in 2004.  Long way to go to getting that fit again.  My target is to beat that time by the end of summer.


* And we were rubbish This was the same crew that earlier in the year came last in the Thames eights head race.

Edit:  my paltry effort has moved us up to 198th  :thumbsup:

Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #115 on: January 06, 2010, 02:20:20 pm »
Don't worry Wascally Weasel I don't have plans for much more paddling so I'll prop up the team with my warm ups.

Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #116 on: January 06, 2010, 07:32:28 pm »
I've joined and added my 3 ergos retrospectively.  I tend to do 2500 meter sessions.

I could do a long stint on the ergo instead of doing the Poor Student  :-\ 

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #117 on: January 06, 2010, 07:41:15 pm »
Glad to have you on board swarm catcher. I was looking at doing some at the gym instead of the PS. Half marathon maybe?

Probably should work up to that. Maybe try a 15,000 first.

Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #118 on: January 06, 2010, 08:20:39 pm »
I am rapidly succumbing to the lurgy; there may be a lull from the Norfolk member...  ::-)

Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #119 on: January 06, 2010, 09:08:38 pm »
Did 10000m tonight.  It was very cold and I felt quite unfit.  Still, things can only get better, can't they?

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #120 on: January 06, 2010, 09:20:12 pm »
A fat arse also helps on the seat.   :thumbsup:

I've got three 2500m warmups a week if you want 'em...
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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #121 on: January 06, 2010, 09:24:02 pm »
A fat arse also helps on the seat.   :thumbsup:

I've got three 2500m warmups a week if you want 'em...

every metre counts.

Wascally Weasel

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #122 on: January 06, 2010, 10:46:11 pm »
Don't worry Wascally Weasel I don't have plans for much more paddling so I'll prop up the team with my warm ups.

I had plans for a 5km tonight but fettling my old MTB frame for tomorrow's commute won out.  Fell off at the rounbdabout at Kingston Gate on the way home and decided that slick 23mm road tyres were incredibly stupid things to be riding on in the conditions.

simonp

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Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #123 on: January 08, 2010, 09:14:27 pm »
I've just added the 17282m I did this evening. Btw you are meant to log your metres for the week by the end of Friday to avoid secretly accumulating distance. Also you have to be signed up for it by the 15th.

Re: Cross Training: Rowing
« Reply #124 on: January 09, 2010, 07:37:15 am »
Probably should work up to that. Maybe try a 15,000 first.

That is the benefit of joining these challenges.  To get challenged!  "Maybe try a 15,000 first"! Gulp!  I'll see what I can do this afternoon.  I'll be happy with 7,500.

Thanks for reminding us to log by Friday.  Do we have a team target?  Like stay below 200th or beat Cambridge University Alumni?