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Indoor rowing - Concept 2

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

  1. alex h

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jun 13, 2009

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    I've been looking for a couple of months and that's the cheapest I've come across
     
  2. Street

    Soldato

    Joined: Jan 17, 2005

    Posts: 6,971

    Location: Liverpool

    I've just signed up for the English Indoor Championships, should give me something to work towards for the next couple months. Guess I need to start hitting the training hard!
     
  3. MBennett

    Gangster

    Joined: May 8, 2011

    Posts: 476

    Location: UK

    All the best. I thought you had an injury, or is it better now? You should do quite well as entry pool is not very large (I won the relay event many moons ago with my (Liverpool) uni crew mates).
     
  4. Street

    Soldato

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    Location: Liverpool

    Thanks, it's not 100% but I've had a couple weeks off and it's manageable. Rowing doesn't seem to aggravate it but I'm laying off the weights for now as any upper body pushing exercises hurt. The EIRC is a couple months away anyway so I figured it would be better by then. Not ideal prep but I really want to do it and I'd be annoyed if I didn't at least try. The aim was to get close to 6:55 but that might be pushing it with my hampered training. I could do with putting on a few extra kg too as I'm 68kg at the moment and being closer to the weight limit would help.

    The relays look insane, good work. I saw a video of the Navy guys doing it at the BRIC last weekend, some of the times are ridiculous!
     
  5. Street

    Soldato

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    Location: Liverpool

    I've not done a hard 10km for a while so thought I'd have a crack today and knocked about 20 seconds off my previous PB. Next up sub 38! :)
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  6. garnett

    Mobster

    Joined: Mar 25, 2008

    Posts: 3,086

    Kudos.

    Looking back I think my best is 39.30.

    With the new year, I've been thinking about some new challenges, and a sub-38 10k sounds like a (gruelling, but) awesome idea.
     
  7. Street

    Soldato

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    Location: Liverpool

    Once I've got this 2km out of the way I want to try and work on getting my speed up on the longer pieces. Sub 38 might be a push but I'd like to give it a go. I think I could knock a few seconds off my time fairly easily as I had a bit left in the tank towards the end but started my sprint finish too late to capitalise on it.
     
  8. MBennett

    Gangster

    Joined: May 8, 2011

    Posts: 476

    Location: UK

    If you want to do a workout that will really improve overall speed then do a 30min piece but fix the rate to 20 strokes per minute. It hurts!

    This is one of my big 3 rowing workouts that are guaranteed to hurt but make you fast.
     
  9. Street

    Soldato

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    Location: Liverpool

    I've not done a hard 30r20 for a while, just as a slow recovery piece on my off days, keeping my heart rate right down.