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  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Posts: 979Member Member Posts: 979Member Member
    5K row today as a Warm Up (@2:24 roughly/22 SPM) and then I was going to do 4 X 5 minutes with 5 minutes active rest on the Air Dyne. Ended up just doing 3, which felt hard enough today. Last Sunday was the first 90 minute plus workout I've done in quite a while and I'm still recovering a bit.

    @ Aokoye - that's a really nice pace. I think my best indoor race ever was at a 28 average. I'm assuming that's a 2K distance and you'll likely end up around 29/30 average for the race. Average to shorter rowers can do that in indoor. I'm average and I'm REALLY slow at SRM for my height.
    edited June 13
  • pierinifitnesspierinifitness Posts: 2,345Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,345Member, Premium Member
    6/13/2019 - Walk 1.22 miles downtown for a work meeting. Taking rest of the day off.
  • CentaurusSoterCentaurusSoter Posts: 398Member, Premium Member Posts: 398Member, Premium Member
    Stretches ~ 10 Minutes
    6 x 10 Reps Squats - Interspersed through Workout
    10 Reps 5 Second Planks
    10 Reps 5 Second Side Planks - Left Side
    10 Reps 5 Second Side Planks - Right Side
    10 Reps x 4 Limbs - Bird Dogs
    20 Reps x 2 Limbs - Bird Dogs
    10 reps 10 Seconds Isometric Curl Ups
    10 reps 10 Seconds Standard Curl Ups
    Abdominal Stretch
    60 Seconds Downward Dog
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Posts: 12,162Member Member Posts: 12,162Member Member
    Spin class plus helping with club's learn to row class again. I rowed more during the class today than yesterday: The beginner in my double kept zig-zagging out of traffic pattern because she didn't row straight, but I let her: It wasn't the most important thing for her to work on right now. Periodically, I'd "weigh enough" ( rower-speak for "stop") her, and row us back on course.
    aokoye wrote: »
    An hour and 15 min in a four in what I'm 99% sure will be my race line up for regionals. The person sitting 3 (so just behind me) just came out of learn to row and did a surprisingly good job. It was today was his first day doing starts, his first race piece, and his first time at a stroke rate over 22.
    I did a better job than last weekend on keeping the rate steady on most of our pieces, including out 1k race piece which was great.

    For the interest of Ann, we're doing our start at a 32 and settling to a 28. Everyone else, starts are typically at a higher stroke rate than most of the race because the goal is to quickly pick up the boat and get it going and then you settle at a lower rate and push hard with the legs. Our starts are 5 strokes of a specific sequence, then we will likely do another 10 strokes at that stroke rate with more power, and then settle down to the 28.

    Coxed four? Are you racing novice class? Open or masters? Either way, that's a nice aggressive rating for the race body, for a boat of relatively new rowers.

    You're doing well: I've raced in boats that would've been faster through the water at 24, but insisted on racing in the 30s. ;) I'm sure your coaches are on top of that, though; I've raced too often in the metaphorical wild west, coach-free. :lol: Wild ponies: SMH!

    In the double, self coached, we test ourselves to find the rating/split sweet spot for the settle, and can enforce it. In a non-coached four/quad or bigger, none of that seems to matter: The boat's net adrenaline often sets the actual race rating, no matter what the stroke tries or the cox says. Crowd-sourced rating!

    You, individually, must be doing quite well, technically, to be in stroke: Good show! No surprise, given that, that your confidence and composure are growing. They should be. :)
    edited June 14
  • aokoyeaokoye Posts: 2,984Member Member Posts: 2,984Member Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Spin class plus helping with club's learn to row class again. I rowed more during the class today than yesterday: The beginner in my double kept zig-zagging out of traffic pattern because she didn't row straight, but I let her: It wasn't the most important thing for her to work on right now. Periodically, I'd "weigh enough" ( rower-speak for "stop") her, and row us back on course.
    aokoye wrote: »
    An hour and 15 min in a four in what I'm 99% sure will be my race line up for regionals. The person sitting 3 (so just behind me) just came out of learn to row and did a surprisingly good job. It was today was his first day doing starts, his first race piece, and his first time at a stroke rate over 22.
    I did a better job than last weekend on keeping the rate steady on most of our pieces, including out 1k race piece which was great.

    For the interest of Ann, we're doing our start at a 32 and settling to a 28. Everyone else, starts are typically at a higher stroke rate than most of the race because the goal is to quickly pick up the boat and get it going and then you settle at a lower rate and push hard with the legs. Our starts are 5 strokes of a specific sequence, then we will likely do another 10 strokes at that stroke rate with more power, and then settle down to the 28.

    Coxed four? Are you racing novice class? Open or masters? Either way, that's a nice aggressive rating for the race body, for a boat of relatively new rowers.

    You're doing well: I've raced in boats that would've been faster through the water at 24, but insisted on racing in the 30s. ;) I'm sure your coaches are on top of that, though; I've raced too often in the metaphorical wild west, coach-free. :lol: Wild ponies: SMH!

    In the double, self coached, we test ourselves to find the rating/split sweet spot for the settle, and can enforce it. In a non-coached four/quad or bigger, none of that seems to matter: The boat's net adrenaline often sets the actual race rating, no matter what the stroke tries or the cox says. Crowd-sourced rating!

    You, individually, must be doing quite well, technically, to be in stroke: Good show! No surprise, given that, that your confidence and composure are growing. They should be. :)

    It's always the "there are more important things to work on..." with rowing isn't it? In my last learn to scull class of the 5 class series yesterday, we were in doubles and worked specifically on steering. We made an amusing S curve without a. hitting each other and b. beaching ourselves (there's an island in the middle of the river that can pose a bit of a hazard in the summer in terms of the water getting too shallow). We also worked on river turns both individually and by pairs which was good.

    With regards to the rate, thanks for the complements @MikePfirrman and Ann! Our race is a 1k (thank god) and yes, it's a men's novice 4+. Masters - it's the USRowing NW Masters Championship. I'm not sure who are cox is, but from what I hear the people coxing for this race are all really good. I've been coxed by 3 of them.

    The 4 I'm in feels surprisingly good at that start 32, lengthen 28. My main coach (the one for the men's team) is very much on top of that and, if he's watching, will call me out if I've when I've crept above it during the high ten ;) I've been lucky/was just smart in that I rowed all through the winter thus got thrown in with much more advanced crews in late fall through the winter. As a result, doing power tens at a 32 isn't uncommon for me when I'm in a not novice 8. I think last Thursday we did some at a 34?
    The main "oh well this is new" is sitting stroke on an even kind of regular basis. It simply doesn't happen when I'm in a men's 8 and hadn't been happening on the novice only practices (which, if you hadn't gathered, are mixed) either until very recently. It's been a great experience, partially because it's a, "oh my coaches have faith in me" thing but also because it means I need to be really steady with regards to rate, technique, and then just get used to doing starts while sitting stroke seat. I've also come to realize that I love those first two lengthen strokes. The change in rate and the push with the legs is feels amazing when done right and my crew today really followed me well. That and I like being barked at by a passionate cox, but that's not dissimilar to my enjoyment of singing really powerful (in the aggressive way) choral music with a very passionate conductor.

    Thanks too Ann for your last paragraph :) I think so much of this has been me really pushing myself to do things even when they're scary for me. That and taking advantage of every opportunity that I can in terms of all of the work I did during the winter and making sure I really jumped on signing up for learn to scull. My even being able to do that was in part based on the fact that I've gone to almost every single practice since I graduated from learn to row 2 in early Sept of last year. My work, pushing myself, and trusting my coaches hasn't gone unnoticed. Even the main sculling coach, who has never worked with me save for that flip test, mentioned it.

    And now I shall go back to my not usual non-humble bragging self :wink:

    wait wait, except for the quick detour to say - I finally graduated with my BA! It doesn't actually feel real because it took a very long time (mental health issues involved me having a very rocky and halting road towards the middle). I won't know it's real until my diploma is in hand when it gets mailed in a few weeks.
    edited June 14
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Posts: 12,162Member Member Posts: 12,162Member Member
    aokoye wrote: »
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    wait wait, except for the quick detour to say - I finally graduated with my BA! It doesn't actually feel real because it took a very long time (mental health issues involved me having a very rocky and halting road towards the middle). I won't know it's real until my diploma is in hand when it gets mailed in a few weeks.

    Heartiest congratulations: Very well done, indeed!
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Posts: 979Member Member Posts: 979Member Member
    Aokoye - that's exciting. I likely know of quite a few of those folks there. Many of the NW OTW contingent are members of my Sub 7 Indoor club as well during the offseason (most are so serious they never take time off). I'm like one of the least serious members of that club. Especially large contingent of female rowers from my indoor club are from either WA or Idaho.

    Congrats on the degree! And can't wait to hear about your race. You've worked really hard preparing for it. I was so excited for my first indoor race, so doing yours on water would be incredibly exciting. Sounds like you're hooked already.
  • J72FITJ72FIT Posts: 5,292Member Member Posts: 5,292Member Member
    Started day 1 of Pavel's "Fighter Pull-up Program".

    https://www.strongfirst.com/the-fighter-pullup-program-revisited/

    I am on the program if you can do 15 max reps.

    12-10-8-6-4 (40 reps total)
    15 minutes between sets to stay fresh.
    30 day program with every 6th day off.
    Each day ads reps to the last set.

    Yoga, dead hangs, handstand pushup GTG every day!
    edited June 14
  • firef1y72firef1y72 Posts: 1,451Member Member Posts: 1,451Member Member
    Friday

    60min pt session. We did a variation of the 100 challenge today. Instead of a mile on the straight I had to pull her up a hill. Then
    100 trx rows (apparently i made them look too easy and need to adjust foot position to make it harder next time)
    100 squats - she's demanding more depth to the squats- in the challenge now
    100 press ups - these were really painful after last night's bring sally up challenge but I managed last 17 on toes
    100 sit ups - got through the entire 100 without stopping.
    Then had to pull her back down the hill. Total of 2 miles run.

    1 mile warm up down to the gym
    5/3/1 cycle 1 week 3 deadlifts
    [email protected] sumo deadlifts
    [email protected] standing calf raises
    Stretch session

    Total body conditioning- pretty much a full body burner.

    1.65 run/walk with my 5 year old.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Posts: 12,162Member Member Posts: 12,162Member Member
    Another day, another 7.3k rowing in a double. Life is good. :)
  • pierinifitnesspierinifitness Posts: 2,345Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,345Member, Premium Member
    J72FIT wrote: »
    Started day 1 of Pavel's "Fighter Pull-up Program".

    https://www.strongfirst.com/the-fighter-pullup-program-revisited/

    I am on the program if you can do 15 max reps.

    12-10-8-6-4 (40 reps total)
    15 minutes between sets to stay fresh.
    30 day program with every 6th day off.
    Each day ads reps to the last set.

    Yoga, dead hangs, handstand pushup GTG every day!

    Following with great interest and will be privately cheering for you. 15 minutes recovery to be fresh is refreshing.
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Posts: 979Member Member Posts: 979Member Member
    5K on the rower today and that was it. Got a late start assembling my new ergonomic office chair. I think a huge part of my mid-back/thoracic issue has been my office chair has seen better days. I'm hoping I can stave off PT with a better chair and exercises at home. Rowed five days this week, though really light work everytime. I saved the harder work for the Stairmaster/Bike at the gym and the AirBike at home this week. Looking forward to an off day tomorrow. Might just swim a bit and take it easy aside from walking the pups.
  • Rocko820Rocko820 Posts: 49Member Member Posts: 49Member Member
    Lumberjack 20
  • J72FITJ72FIT Posts: 5,292Member Member Posts: 5,292Member Member
    J72FIT wrote: »
    Started day 1 of Pavel's "Fighter Pull-up Program".

    https://www.strongfirst.com/the-fighter-pullup-program-revisited/

    I am on the program if you can do 15 max reps.

    12-10-8-6-4 (40 reps total)
    15 minutes between sets to stay fresh.
    30 day program with every 6th day off.
    Each day ads reps to the last set.

    Yoga, dead hangs, handstand pushup GTG every day!

    Following with great interest and will be privately cheering for you. 15 minutes recovery to be fresh is refreshing.

    I think you would dig the program. Sounds like the kinda stuff you have done already...
  • JustSomeEmJustSomeEm Posts: 16,848Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator Posts: 16,848Member, MFP Moderator, Greeter, Premium MFP Moderator
    Slow, easy, short bike ride.
  • pierinifitnesspierinifitness Posts: 2,345Member, Premium Member Posts: 2,345Member, Premium Member
    6/14/2019 -

    At park - Weighted alternating pull-ups and chin-ups with 20kg KB - every 2:30 - 8 rounds x 3 and 2 rounds x 4 = 32 reps in 22:54 - all reps good - next weighted workout use 24kg KB.

    Later at my office - Weighted bar dips with 20kg KB - every 2:30 - 4 rounds x 5 and 2 rounds x 4 = 28 reps in 12:45 - next workout goal is 8 rounds x 5 every 2:30.

    Later at park - Double 20kg KB walking suitcase carries - 0:30 carry 0:30 walk recovery x 51 rounds = 1.97 miles in 50:33 - planned on 60 rounds, thought about calling it quits at 45 rounds, grip started getting fatigued on left side, implemented a 3-drop rule I'm done, 3rd drop during 51st round, all drops happened with around 1-3 seconds remaining during the carry with left hand. Traps will be sore tomorrow.
    edited June 14
  • Finafoshizzle93Finafoshizzle93 Posts: 92Member Member Posts: 92Member Member
    35 min bike
    20 min bicep/tricep circuit
    16x 30 sec sprint/30 sec walk
    Stretch & foam roll
  • JessAndreiaJessAndreia Posts: 307Member Member Posts: 307Member Member
    Leg press 1x10, 2x8
    Pull-downs 1x10, 2x8
    Shoulder press 3x8
    Cable curls 1x15
    Ab machine 2x15
  • CentaurusSoterCentaurusSoter Posts: 398Member, Premium Member Posts: 398Member, Premium Member
    Workout Today During the Day:
    6 x 10 Reps Squats

    Workout Tonight:
    1 x 10 Isometric Curls
    4 x 10 Reps Crunches
    1 x 10 Elbow Plank
    1 x 10 Seconds Side Plank - Left
    1 x 10 Seconds Side Plank - Right
    5 x 10 Reps Reverse Crunches
    5 x 10 Reps Elbow Planks
    1 x 10 Reps Squats
    5 x 10 Seconds Side Plank - Left
    5 x 10 Seconds Side Plank - Right
    5 x 10 Reps Knee to Elbow
    1 x 10 Seconds Elbow Planks
    1 x 10 Reps Squats
    1 x 10 Pushups
    1 x 20 Reps Arm/Leg Raises
    1 x 10 Reps Squats
    1 x 10 Reps Squats

    I'm beat. Good luck to eveyone else in their endeavours!
  • jnomadicajnomadica Posts: 280Member Member Posts: 280Member Member
    Yesterday:
    15 minute walk warmup
    One leg Romanian deadlifts 2x12
    Pushups 2x12
    Lunges 2x12
    DB rows 2x12

    Today:
    60 minute Krav Maga striking/conditioning class
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