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in: chitownclark; chitownclark > 2016-01-13

Jan 13, 2016 2:19 PM # 
matzah ball:
fwiw,I feel stale when i take a day or two off running. It takes me a day or two of moderate running to restoke the higher intensity furnace. Some of my running friends have told me the same thing. I don't know if that might be the way it is w rowing...Charlie?
Jan 13, 2016 2:46 PM # 
Stale? I guess that's a good way to put it. But I really cannot say that I've ever developed the overall intensity that rowing requires in any other sport. Even in cross-country skiing, where your whole body is working, doesn't develop the same, all-out sustained anaerobic requirement as rowing. Certainly not running.
Jan 13, 2016 3:06 PM # 
I feel fresher returning to the rower after a few days off. It has been a while since I have been able to run every day - too many body parts that complain. I don't have that problem with rowing, but I just think I am subject to some cumulative fatigue if I row every day. Maybe that is because I haven't built a strong enough base on a gradual basis. I've only got about 100,000 meters since I started up again in November. Not sure what chitown has, but I assume it is well more than double that. That renowned expert HIllary could set us straight on what might be the best plan.
Jan 13, 2016 3:07 PM # 
matzah ball:
Sounds like its made to order for your physiology. Running those strides yesterday punched my ticket!

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