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Discussion: training for Raccoongaine

in: dave_k

Jan 12, 2020 9:56 PM # 
BoulderBob:
You've inspired me to start on the rowing machine. I get free pass to the Natatorium. 1/8 mile track, rowing machines, stair mill and a cool machine called the Jacob's Ladder. Now my exercise can be more than just running. Must be needed because I'm sore!
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Jan 13, 2020 2:03 AM # 
dave_k:
there ya go, cross training will elevate you to the podium at the pricker-gaine!
Jan 13, 2020 2:04 AM # 
dave_k:
is it a concept II rowboat?
Jan 23, 2020 5:27 PM # 
BoulderBob:
So I know if I'm on the right track, I'd like to know how far you row on the machine. I'm up to 1200 m at a 700 kC/hr pace. I'm also doing the Jacob's Ladder machine. 750 feet in 10 minutes. https://youtu.be/5Q17JgbPNH8
Jan 24, 2020 1:58 AM # 
dave_k:
i use concept II rowboat, most often i do 16 minutes, somewhat for exercise and a good warmup prior to lifting weights. Most often 3,100- 3,400 meters. I think the pace is about 2:30/500m. thats sort of the benchmark in rowing is your pace/500 meters. back in the day 2 minutes/500 m is good. Concept II has a really good website. I try to do their 100,000 m holiday challenge which is trying to complete that distance from thanksgiving to christmas eve, its usually about 3,300 meters/day which is 15-20 minutes of torture every day!
I haven't done much because somehow i've messed up the front of my left shoulder, and i get these odd pains, so no lifting, rowing, rollerski, even cycling , which i hurt it on mtn bike.
Jan 24, 2020 8:32 PM # 
BoulderBob:
I will see if I can do 1000 m in 2:30. I'll check to see what brand they have. It looks like the one I see on Amazon. I like how it gives me a good breeze.
Jan 25, 2020 1:05 AM # 
dave_k:
haha, you'll be bummed, try 1000 meters in 5 minutes!
Jan 27, 2020 12:24 AM # 
BoulderBob:
After running 4 miles in 31:30, I did 580 m in 2:30 and 1500 in 7:10.
Mar 5, 2020 4:22 PM # 
BoulderBob:
I'm doing 1600 m in 7:50. This is doing wonders for my core. Can really feel a difference.
Mar 11, 2020 1:50 AM # 
dave_k:
thats great there bob, the power of the rowboat rules. my left shoulder is still messed up after 2 months, so i haven't done rowing, lifting, roller skiing, anything that stresses it, even the cycling does. So hmmmmm next perhaps the two wheeled device of torture ? Do you swim at all?

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