Good for you, Clark. I put up a 2K piece this morning, too, just to take advantage of the early season opportunity to be in the top ten. If you want to put up a faster 2K, my recommendation would be to stay away from the rower for 5 or six days and attack it when you are fresher. I think you would find yourself much stronger for the bit of rest.
Yes I saw that piece. Well done. Nice the way you can just sit down and launch into a race-pace performance after all that time off. The fact that your PM-4 required charging was an indication of your 'stay away' training philosophy! :-)
Thanks to you, the rower has become my go-to daily exercise. I cannot get as good a workout in any other manner. Unlike running and biking on city streets, with my Concept II, i'm safely seated in my own basement, where I can avoid pollution, traffic, and injury to myself or others. I like everything about it.
So since the rower is central to my daily exercise regime, my primary interest is not moving up the rankings lists, especially as I'm near the top of my 70-79 age-group now. But rather just getting a decent workout, with an eye to my pace...and my previous PRs.