Discussion in 'Sports Arena' started by rodders, Jan 3, 2017.
I've been looking for a couple of months and that's the cheapest I've come across
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!
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).
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Having had nearly 2 years off training (and most exercise) since leaving I'm starting to get back into erging. Trying to do steady state most days to get the base level back, 8k a day at the moment. Started on a 2:15.7 split weekend before last, and now down to around 2:11, heart rate consistent between 155 and 165.
Nice to see some improvement in a week, proves that the base fitness is there somewhere... if only it was a linear scale all the way down
Think my PB at uni for a 30r20 was 1:49.5 split. Average HR was 191bpm peaking at 198bpm. That hurt
I've taken up rowing again recently, previously owned a concept 2 and while it's a great bit of kit, couldn't afford another one so bought a JTX freedom rower around black friday.
It's in every way as good as the concept 2 except the monitor/software, the build quality is excellent and can't be faulted at all. However having saved over £400 on getting a C2, I can happily live with the lesser monitor and just manually record a lot more.
I'd recommend the JTX to anyone who wants their own rower but can't shell out circa £800 on a C2.
Dopn't get me wrong, if I had £800 to spend, i'd have the concept 2 again but the JTX is an excellent concession.
Looks good - can the monitor display 500m split times?
Yes it has 500m splits on a rotating information screen as default, this can be changed to it stays on any particular screen, it has a combination of SPM, total distance, calorie burn and other gubbins
It also ships with a heart rate monitor at no extra cost and there are programs to keep you within certain percentages of max heart rate.
The biggest drawback is the monitor has no memory function, you have to manually record another way once it's been turned off. However as I said, at a saving of over £400 on a C2, it's an acceptable compromise.
That looks good for the price! When I was looking for my C2, even the second hand ones weren't far off the price of a new one so that looks like a decent option.
My race has gone out the window this weekend.. I got floored by a cold a couple weeks ago and being asthmatic it hit me on the chest meaning rowing was a no go, I just about recover from that and manage to go and injure a pulley in one of my fingers!
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