Indoor Rowing

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Jef
22 Nov
1:00pm, 22 Nov 2022
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Jef
Muttley. Yep. Very much agree. As 60 is looming for me I find that mixing about 20 miles of rowing with 16 miles of running is doable AS LONG AS I remember to keep a lot of stuff zone 2 to avoid burn out.

Most of my rowing is low rate long stuff currently. Looking for a big endurance base without frazzling my system.
22 Nov
5:44pm, 22 Nov 2022
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_andy
Yeah, had noticed some great long rows from you this month Jef whereas I'm settling for many steady 30 minute rows (plus warm-up, warm-down) which seems to hit 9km each day.

Alas, I'm ill today, with a sore throat (but not a blocked nose thankfully). Went for a very low intensity 5k just now (couldn't have do it this morning), embracing the UT2 zone. It didn't feel as bad as I was expecting. Oh, and I probably should have just skipped rowing, but the FB challenge page for Novemebr is 5k per day, so I'm trying to see that through.

With running ultras, getting used to hours at a low (easy) heart-rate is something that you have to do - great for fat burning apparently :-)
23 Nov
12:13pm, 23 Nov 2022
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Muttley
Just done 10k at easy UT2 effort, in the lounge as always. I bought a temperature and humidity sensor from Lidl the other day. By the end of the session the room was 1.3 degrees warmer than when I started and humidity had jumped from "comfortable" to almost "humid".

I am my own central heating.
23 Nov
1:50pm, 23 Nov 2022
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Nellers
Take it easy _andy. Don't overdo it while you're ill.

My rower never comes indoors, Muttley. 4C in the shed this morning! I soon warmed up but the shed stayed chilly. 2 x 7 minutes at r26 (Anaerobic Threshold in theory). I'm enjoying the variety at the moment. I hope that continues.
26 Nov
12:17pm, 26 Nov 2022
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Muttley
Unfortunately no room in my shed for a rower. Although should the current shed need replacing it will be on the agenda. In the meantime, the beast lives under the stairs and gets wheeled out into the lounge.

We're in alternating days of pissendown (local vernacular term) and dry, so the rower is coming in handy. 10k done at UT1 this morning, still plugging away at the BPP.
29 Nov
4:00pm, 29 Nov 2022
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Stiltonman
Hope you’re all ok.

Only 88,000 metres to go to hit 4 million. Hope to do it by the end of the year.

Seem to be busy all the time at the moment.

I like to row outside but if not it’s in the garage between things 😂
Jef
29 Nov
8:27pm, 29 Nov 2022
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Jef
4 million is a tasty amount ! What sort of time frame Stiltonman ?
29 Nov
8:51pm, 29 Nov 2022
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Stiltonman
Think it’s going back 12 years or so. So not that great. Did quite a lot around 2012 when I rowed a couple of marathons. It’s been hit and miss since.

It is logged metres so think I would have missed a few 100,000 not logged.
Jef
30 Nov
9:01am, 30 Nov 2022
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Jef
Yep, know that feeling.

All the metres I have logged, I've rowed.

Not all metres I have rowed are logged :-)
30 Nov
11:43am, 30 Nov 2022
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Muttley
Indeed. I think it took me a couple of years before I discovered the online log book.

I've changed my mind about the Beginners PP, having reached the halfway point at 12 weeks completed. I've been steadily working my way through it in sequence since May and although it's a great plan I need a change of approach. Hello then to the Rowalong 10k plan, which is also pace based but has more variety.

rowalong.com

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Maintained by Nellers
How about a little league of 2000m times to see what we're up against:

Oranj (1988 vintage): 6:44.6
Jef(2010 vintage): 6:46.6
sinj999:6:58.9
Nellers: 7:02.6
Pothunter (2005 vintage): 7:06
Jef: 7:06.4
Craggy:7:08.6
_andy 7:10.9
Gym_Bunny: 7:16.9
theOtherRichard: 7:22.5
Mouseytongue: 7:30.2
Rog T 7:33.9
Oranj: 7:37.6
Rich963: 7:39.3
Maclennane: 7:51
NDWDave: 7:55.5
lammo: 7:56
Tiger Feet: 8:00.1
Muttley: 8:08.5
Cats Whiskers: 8:16.8
Angus Clydesdale: 8:47.2
BanjoBax: 9:13
Sally Kate: 9:18
Lesley C: 9:19
HellsBells: 9:23.1
Sweetie: 9:27
alpenrose: 10:03

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