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  • RunnerGirl238RunnerGirl238 Member Posts: 431 Member Member Posts: 431 Member
    Glute stuff: clam shells, single leg dead lifts, regular deadlifts, just death, bulgarian split squats, globe squats, box jumps...then just some crying

    20 min treadmill walk 10% incline...

    Ramping up my mileage to 36ish miles this week. Gotta figure out how to fit in lower body strength stuff...any ideas appreciated!!
  • jnomadicajnomadica Member Posts: 280 Member Member Posts: 280 Member
    Second day of no workout. Strained my forearm Saturday and I’m trying to rest it. Missing my workouts really stinks:(
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member Posts: 15,074 Member Member Posts: 15,074 Member
    Yup, another 7K-ish in a double, takes about an hour on the water; hour and a half or so if you include carrying boats and stuff.

    No, we're not that slow: On-water time includes a couple of water breaks at the bridges, the (slow) turns at either end, easing through the weeds at launch/landing, and that sort of thing.

    But we're pretty slow, especially this season: My most frequent double partner and I are both fighting physical issues. Usually we'd be doing race-pace and interval pieces by now, even though we rarely race anymore, just do them for fun. But she seriously needs a hip replacement (tough woman, hiding lots of pain - trying to time surgery for Fall, between main rowing season and a November Hawaii trip for her 42nd wedding anniversary) and my knees are for c**p, so lots of steady state now. Sigh!
    aokoye wrote: »
    8k in a novice 8 with my novice 4 in stern so we could practice in our race line up. I was stroke which is doing really good things to both my confidence and my technique in terms of making sure I'm easy to follow. It's funny, 7 or 8 months ago I was the least confident in the boat and now I'm consistently stroke in novice boats (mind you - 7 or 8 months ago I was practicing with the intermediate and advanced men).

    Man, all I ever do when coach puts me in stroke is count (in . . . out . . . 3 . . . 4): Sometimes out loud, always moving my mouth. I'm engine room by deep nature (only in my gender and age group, I hasten to add!), but would far rather bow (if uncoxed) than stroke. I'm impressed: Go, you!

    You'll report on the race, I hope? PM if nothing else?
  • becoming_the_best_mebecoming_the_best_me Member Posts: 61 Member Member Posts: 61 Member
    Chasing after my toddler :p
  • rupshawrupshaw Member Posts: 248 Member Member Posts: 248 Member
    2.3 mile morning run. 2.4 mile lunch run and 22 mile bike ride this afternoon. 💪🏼🏃🏻‍♂️🚴🏼‍♂️
  • jennifer_417jennifer_417 Member Posts: 12,369 Member Member Posts: 12,369 Member
    30 mins on the elliptical
  • aokoyeaokoye Member Posts: 3,497 Member Member Posts: 3,497 Member
    AnnPT77 wrote: »
    Yup, another 7K-ish in a double, takes about an hour on the water; hour and a half or so if you include carrying boats and stuff.

    No, we're not that slow: On-water time includes a couple of water breaks at the bridges, the (slow) turns at either end, easing through the weeds at launch/landing, and that sort of thing.

    But we're pretty slow, especially this season: My most frequent double partner and I are both fighting physical issues. Usually we'd be doing race-pace and interval pieces by now, even though we rarely race anymore, just do them for fun. But she seriously needs a hip replacement (tough woman, hiding lots of pain - trying to time surgery for Fall, between main rowing season and a November Hawaii trip for her 42nd wedding anniversary) and my knees are for c**p, so lots of steady state now. Sigh!
    aokoye wrote: »
    8k in a novice 8 with my novice 4 in stern so we could practice in our race line up. I was stroke which is doing really good things to both my confidence and my technique in terms of making sure I'm easy to follow. It's funny, 7 or 8 months ago I was the least confident in the boat and now I'm consistently stroke in novice boats (mind you - 7 or 8 months ago I was practicing with the intermediate and advanced men).

    Man, all I ever do when coach puts me in stroke is count (in . . . out . . . 3 . . . 4): Sometimes out loud, always moving my mouth. I'm engine room by deep nature (only in my gender and age group, I hasten to add!), but would far rather bow (if uncoxed) than stroke. I'm impressed: Go, you!

    You'll report on the race, I hope? PM if nothing else?

    Ooof, injuries and the need for surgery are so hard. I know what it's like to try to time major surgery around things (in my case, school) and it's so hard. I definitely scheduled my last one around a choir concert and school. The call with the surgery scheduler (who was lovely and at one of my post ops made sure to pop her head in to see how I was doing) involved me saying, "wait! I need to try and figure out when my concert whose dates aren't published yet are!"

    And yes, I will definitely report back about the regatta. I race in the novice 4+ on Friday morning and the mixed 8 on Saturday. I actually really like sitting stroke when I'm feeling confident. Though even on Sunday when I was in the quad I quickly got over my initial "oh, I've never sat stroke in a quad..." nervousness and was apparently very steady in terms of rate (though omg how I wished that I had a speed coach - a fair amount of people in my club who scull have their own). I was texting with a rowing friend of mine who did LTR 1 and 2 with me and she, smartly and easily, convinced me to take tomorrow off from rowing because really, we're all supposed to be tapering and I need the extra sleep. I'll probably take a long walk tomorrow but otherwise no purposeful exercise until Friday.

    There's a lot of implicit, "you will be as easy to follow as possible as a person in stroke" in my club. Coaches will talk about it directly and indirectly, typically indirectly, though sometimes coaches will come out and say it (I've only ever heard it explicitly mentioned in the context of a novice boat or LTR). But then also things like, "I want you to work on early rollups*....ok see how stroke is rolling up early?" and making sure you're not rushing the recovery. Stuff like that. Our coaches will also ask for feedback about the boat from the person sitting in stroke as well as the cox. So for example, on our penultimate start when asked for my feedback I said, "I was able to get to the 28, but people were rushing me to the catch**"
    Oh also! So today's practice was with the novices and thus was a different coach from the most of my practices. She noted that really it appears my "natural" rate for a start is a 34 and that I should just go with that and lengthen to a 28. We did...a lot...of starts this morning and I think that's what we're going to go with. The 34 felt shockingly together and I was able to get to the 28 and keep it there most of the time (though it took a lot of "go with what feels slower than you expect because that's what's actually a 28" internally).
    Note that apparently it isn't unusual for the advanced crews in my club to do their starts at a 40 or 42 and the settle at a 36.

    All that said, I really need to learn to bow uncoxed boats. I mean I know how, but not even kind of well. I am going to try to mention it to one of the sculling coaches and/or a friends of mine who are proficient at sculling next week. I know I'll be able to figure it out, but I'm nervous about hitting things in the process. I also really don't want to break a rigger - this has been a bad season for that. Yay snags in the river...

    *non-rowers. Rolling up is squaring your blade so that the flat side is perpendicular to the water. We work on rolling up early for various reasons including to make sure that we're ready at the catch (the start of the rowing stroke).
    **the catch is when the oar goes in the water, then there's the drive, the finish (when the oar comes out of the water), and finally the recovery which is when we come back up to the catch and do the whole sequence over again.
  • J72FITJ72FIT Member Posts: 5,471 Member Member Posts: 5,471 Member
    Pavel’s fighter pull-up program day 5, handstand push-up GTG and press handstand core strength work.
  • pierinifitnesspierinifitness Member, Premium Posts: 2,334 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,334 Member
    J72FIT wrote: »
    Pavel’s fighter pull-up program day 5, handstand push-up GTG and press handstand core strength work.

    Good job on week #1, looking forward to you sharing how week #2 goes. I've done a progression workout like that with bar dips. My single set max reps improved but darn did that workout get hard as time went on. I like the 15 minute recovery of Pavel's program. Never did it but did try the Armstrong Pull-up Program many years ago. Don't think it gave me the rep count growth I wanted.

    http://armstrongpullupprogram.com/

  • pierinifitnesspierinifitness Member, Premium Posts: 2,334 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,334 Member
    Chasing after my toddler :p

    That's a good workout as is giving them baths. I'm doing the grandpa thing now and have four little ones. All the reason to stay fit. Enjoy motherhood; it's an honorable profession.

  • J72FITJ72FIT Member Posts: 5,471 Member Member Posts: 5,471 Member
    J72FIT wrote: »
    Pavel’s fighter pull-up program day 5, handstand push-up GTG and press handstand core strength work.

    Good job on week #1, looking forward to you sharing how week #2 goes. I've done a progression workout like that with bar dips. My single set max reps improved but darn did that workout get hard as time went on. I like the 15 minute recovery of Pavel's program. Never did it but did try the Armstrong Pull-up Program many years ago. Don't think it gave me the rep count growth I wanted.

    http://armstrongpullupprogram.com/

    I tried the Armstrong one an bonked on it.

    The 15 minute rest minimum is a huge factor for me. So far week one I still feel fresh. Challenged, but fresh. Have not even been the slightest bit sore. Tomorrow is a well earned rest day from the program.
    edited June 2019
  • sammidelvecchiosammidelvecchio Member Posts: 791 Member Member Posts: 791 Member
    2 mile walk at lunch time
    25 minutes of The Fitness Marshal on You Tube.
  • drmwcdrmwc Member, Premium Posts: 395 Member Member, Premium Posts: 395 Member

    Nice job on the KB swings. Did you time yourself, work within a time interval or go with your flow? Regardless, good heart thumper, keep up the good work.

    I don't use kbs as often as I'd like. I got reasonably OK at them at one point, but now I'm out of practice. I keep one in my parents' shed - I visited them for Father's Day so took the opportunity for a quick workout.

    For 100 swings, I aim to do them in 5 minutes. I failed - I took around 7 minutes 30. I do 10 sets of 10 - the key time driver is how long I need to recover between sets.
    edited June 2019
  • pierinifitnesspierinifitness Member, Premium Posts: 2,334 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2,334 Member
    @drmwc, yup, KB training is something we can get good at but can also fall out of peak conditioning using them. The KB swing is king, don't do them as often as I should. Recently did a timed workout of 100 reps two-hand swings with a 24kg KB and was pleased to clock in at 3:00 rounded. I've got the YouTube video to prove it and enjoy when I'm an old man sitting in my rocking chair looking at the world go by me. It was a huff and puff effort.

    Keep up your good work and visit your KB friend more often.
  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member Posts: 15,074 Member Member Posts: 15,074 Member
    Spin class: 45 minute spin, mostly zone 3/4 (5 zone scheme), followed by some stretching.
    aokoye wrote: »
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    I actually really like sitting stroke when I'm feeling confident. Though even on Sunday when I was in the quad I quickly got over my initial "oh, I've never sat stroke in a quad..." nervousness and was apparently very steady in terms of rate (though omg how I wished that I had a speed coach - a fair amount of people in my club who scull have their own).

    Honestly, for rate steadiness while rowing, I think you're better off relying on experience and such musical talent as you may possess. You'll develop an intuition about what rate you're at, over time.

    Where I like instrumentation/data as a rower is post-piece or post-practice, to assess things like what rating yields the best boat speed. (Real-time data can be more useful for a cox, who has a tiny bit more time for looking/thinking). For me, trying to control my own rate in the moment via a readout is a distraction on the water: Holding steadiness and technique and (in races) delivering full power is plenty enough to think about, especially late in a race when the lights start to dim a little. ;)
    There's a lot of implicit, "you will be as easy to follow as possible as a person in stroke" in my club. Coaches will talk about it directly and indirectly, typically indirectly, though sometimes coaches will come out and say it (I've only ever heard it explicitly mentioned in the context of a novice boat or LTR). But then also things like, "I want you to work on early rollups*....ok see how stroke is rolling up early?" and making sure you're not rushing the recovery. Stuff like that. Our coaches will also ask for feedback about the boat from the person sitting in stroke as well as the cox. So for example, on our penultimate start when asked for my feedback I said, "I was able to get to the 28, but people were rushing me to the catch**"

    Based on my coaching education, that's canonical, really, everywhere, I think. IMU, one chooses the stroke rower for a combination of ability to hold a steady rating (musicians really do tend to be great in this respect!), plus proficient technique through the stroke, (to be a model for the boat to follow). Power is nice in everyone, but not the most important factor in stroke.
    Oh also! So today's practice was with the novices and thus was a different coach from the most of my practices. She noted that really it appears my "natural" rate for a start is a 34 and that I should just go with that and lengthen to a 28. We did...a lot...of starts this morning and I think that's what we're going to go with. The 34 felt shockingly together and I was able to get to the 28 and keep it there most of the time (though it took a lot of "go with what feels slower than you expect because that's what's actually a 28" internally).
    Note that apparently it isn't unusual for the advanced crews in my club to do their starts at a 40 or 42 and the settle at a 36.

    Sure. You know this, other readers might not, but on-water rowing technique is very detail-oriented, and those details contribute in really meaningful ways to boat speed through the water (as does exact synchonization of stroke elements through the whole boat: this is one of the team-y-est of team sports ;) ). Less experienced crews have relatively less of grooved-in correct muscle memory, and therefore need relatively more conscious think/perform time. They also have more difficulty synchronizing while getting the details right.

    Therefore, it's completely normal for a less-experienced boat to be faster (actual speed through the water) at a slower stroke rating (lower strokes per minute), because either technique or synchronization (or both) fall apart at a higher rating. There's also an endurance factor in stroke rating selection (because it correlates to level of effort that can be sustained through the race length), but that's really secondary to the technique/synchronization reasons, in most cases.

    I'm betting you'll find your race-adrenalized boat wants to up-rate from your goal rating, even though they probably shouldn't. ;) A 32-35 with adrenaline feels like a 28 without it, but equivalent performance doesn't necessarily follow. :lol: The settle is hard in real race conditions.
    All that said, I really need to learn to bow uncoxed boats. I mean I know how, but not even kind of well. I am going to try to mentioitn to one of the sculling coaches and/or a friends of mine who are proficient at sculling next week. I know I'll, be able to figure it out, but I'm nervous about hitting things in the process. I also really don't want to break a rigger - this has been a bad season for that. Yay snags in the river...
    <snip>

    Bow's just coxing with more head-turns, and a loud voice. ;) Do you use a hat/glasses-type clip-on bike mirror? I tried one for the better part of a season and didn't like it, but some of my fellow scullers - especially those with bicycling experience - really love them.

    Best wishes!
  • firef1y72firef1y72 Member Posts: 1,578 Member Member Posts: 1,578 Member
    Glute stuff: clam shells, single leg dead lifts, regular deadlifts, just death, bulgarian split squats, globe squats, box jumps...then just some crying

    20 min treadmill walk 10% incline...

    Ramping up my mileage to 36ish miles this week. Gotta figure out how to fit in lower body strength stuff...any ideas appreciated!!

    Tbh in the last couple months marathon training I had to stop 99% of my lower body work, I just was't recovering and my trainer was putting just the right amount of body weight stuff in to our sessions. No way I could lift heavy, so the squats, deadlifts and my 2hr leg torching sessions all went on hold. I missed them but was told running had to take priority for a while.
  • dvmmcw3094dvmmcw3094 Member Posts: 107 Member Member Posts: 107 Member
    Cathe Blazing Boot Camp Live- ooof :o
  • MikePfirrmanMikePfirrman Member Posts: 1,466 Member Member Posts: 1,466 Member
    5K on the rower today (indoor) and 35 minutes on the AD Pro. All slower SS (Steady State) stuff. Not enough to pant/breathe hard, but just enough to feel slightly challenged.

    Think I've honestly turned the corner, just a bit, on the back. Found some PT Youtube videos I found to be helpful and have been doing them religiously. Some are, more or less, yoga poses. I also hate yoga. With a passion. But I had to empty out six large jugs of water yesterday (we stopped our bottled water service and I had six filled jugs -- they pour them out if they aren't empty, so I watered my desert plants with them not to waste it entirely). These were 5 gallon jugs and I carried 6 of them around for around 20 minutes. More or less like doing heavy farmer carries for 20 minutes. With the way my back had been, I expected to not get much sleep last night. Instead, I felt pretty good today. This was also after a hard row yesterday. I guess I'll be a Yoga posing fanatic if it will get me out of permanent pain and fix this back issue. Changing my cruddy office chair I thinked helped tremendously too.

    I was thinking I had hurt the back all by rowing. I have more of a feeling now that the mid back wasn't in the greatest of shape and something just snapped with it from hard rowing, albeit, not with great form. Really watching everything now from posture while working to posture at night watching TV.
    edited June 2019
  • firef1y72firef1y72 Member Posts: 1,578 Member Member Posts: 1,578 Member
    Crazy Tuesday

    30min stair workout with personal trainer, bit of a deep burner today.

    3.5mile run, practising the uphill section of a race I'm doing next month, painful after the PT so very proud to run the whole way without stopping.

    45 min zumba

    45 min insanity

    45min boxercise.

    With walking about did 37000 steps and 2000 active calories
  • rldeclercq4rldeclercq4 Member Posts: 264 Member Member Posts: 264 Member
    Bicep curls
    Tricep extensions
    Dips
    4.5 mile run
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