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Indoor rowing - Concept 2

Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by rodders, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. rodders

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2004

    Posts: 1,310

    How many are into indoor rowing? I've been on and off for a few years. Hurt my arm in early 2016 and stopped. Built it up lately and did the concept 2 holiday challenge.

    Hoping to keep it up, maybe this thread can be a motivator. Post PB's etc... Challenge each other...

    If you have a concept 2 log book, you can add people as training partners as well.
     
  2. Psymonkee

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 24, 2004

    Posts: 13,527

    Location: St.Andrews

    I have one but it's currently sitting idle due to constant visitors taking up the back room!

    Plan to get it setup in the garage this week or next and crack on!
     
  3. rodders

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2004

    Posts: 1,310

    Just started the January virtual team challenge. 4 of us doing it currently.

    My PB's so far:

    100m - 16.8 set 27.01.2017

    500m - 1:32.6 set 27.01.2017

    2,000m - 7:15.9 set 9.1.2017

    5,000m - 18:47.5 set 24.1.2017

    7,500m - 29:26.2 set 21.12.2016. Not and official distance but I was aiming for sub 30 mins and did it :p

    10,000m - 39:20.4 set 16.01.2017

    30 minutes - 7,581m - set 10.1.2017

    60 minutes - 14,703 - set 13.01.2017

    Half marathon - 1:27:26.7 - set 17.02.2017
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017
  4. MBennett

    Gangster

    Joined: May 8, 2011

    Posts: 476

    Location: UK

    Been erging for a long time, 15 years or so. Also was big in on water rowing but just don't have the time for it anymore.

    I used to be really really good. Picked up several indoor rowing medals over the years.

    Best 2k ever was 6:02.3 but would find it hard to go sub 6:30 now. Recently did a spate of 1/2 marathons over xmas and got a pb of 1hr 17mins 8s (1:49.6 split). I just get so competitive with myself I can't help it!

    I thought you were doing a 5k every day how is that going?
     
  5. rodders

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2004

    Posts: 1,310

    I did 200km over December for the holiday challenge. It was 7,500 or 10,000m a day. With two days off, as I missed a few days at the start. Was getting better throughout the month. But having the 10 odd days over Christmas off was a bad idea. Seems hard now again lol.

    That 2000m time is amazing, I'd love to get under 7 minutes. It's a target to aim for. Going to do.a 2000m on Sunday and see where I am. Hoping to hold 1:55 at least.

    I'll be doing a half marathon at some point.
     
  6. GSVBagpuss

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 11, 2013

    Posts: 2,448

    There was a rowing thread around here some time ago. I'm 1.71m and short legs - rowing is not for me! Just scraped under 1:45 for a 500m I seem to remember.
     
  7. rodders

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2004

    Posts: 1,310

    2000m updated
     
  8. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 15,748

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    How to break a Concept 2

     
  9. Psymonkee

    Capodecina

    Joined: Feb 24, 2004

    Posts: 13,527

    Location: St.Andrews

    These times are way above what I can manage but I'm hoping to get started tomorrow!
     
  10. rodders

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2004

    Posts: 1,310

    I was waiting for it to snap!! that must be some power going through that poor chain.
     
  11. rodders

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2004

    Posts: 1,310

    Did a 30 minutes see how far I can go - 7581m. off my 7500 pace, I should have been able to do more!

    oh well, always next time.
     
  12. rodders

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2004

    Posts: 1,310

    Managed 14,703m in 1 hour today
     
  13. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 15,748

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Did 500m in 1.37 this morning at the end of a session
     
  14. rodders

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2004

    Posts: 1,310

    Nice one, don't know if I can even get it that low, let alone hold it for 500m lol
     
  15. Guest2

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 6, 2009

    Posts: 13,383

    I've managed 1:37.3 for 500m.

    A friend has done 1:30.8 which i'm aiming for. Huge difference though those 7 seconds
     
  16. Maccapacca

    Don

    Joined: Apr 13, 2010

    Posts: 15,748

    Location: Sunny Sussex

    Mine involved dry heaving and trying not to pass out after :p
     
  17. KiNgPiN83

    Mobster

    Joined: Nov 16, 2003

    Posts: 3,266

    Location: Chatham

    I don't have a concept 2 but i have a water rower? Can i play? :D

    I'll put some terrible times in later. :cool:
     
  18. rodders

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2004

    Posts: 1,310

    Why not :D

    Just did a 10km in 39:20.4 broke that 40min barrier! yipee lol
     
  19. Django x2

    Capodecina

    Joined: Sep 28, 2008

    Posts: 11,969

    Location: Britain

    I'm not sure I agree, depending on your stroke rate, one pull cover 5 to 10 metres so it's all about timing. I haven't used a concept 2 for about 3 years but 1.29.3 was my 500m PB with 2.5k n 7.24 iirc. I'd be way off that now...What damper settings are people using? I use to float around 6 to 7
     
  20. rodders

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Dec 14, 2004

    Posts: 1,310

    Just upped mine a bit, was on around 5 which gave a drag factor of 130, now I'm pushing my drag factor up to 140.