Indoor rowing - Concept 2

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How many are into indoor rowing? I've been on and off for a few years. Hurt my arm in early 2016 and stopped. Built it up lately and did the concept 2 holiday challenge.

Hoping to keep it up, maybe this thread can be a motivator. Post PB's etc... Challenge each other...

If you have a concept 2 log book, you can add people as training partners as well.
 
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I have one but it's currently sitting idle due to constant visitors taking up the back room!

Plan to get it setup in the garage this week or next and crack on!
 
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Just started the January virtual team challenge. 4 of us doing it currently.

My PB's so far:

100m - 16.8 set 27.01.2017

500m - 1:32.6 set 27.01.2017

2,000m - 7:15.9 set 9.1.2017

5,000m - 18:47.5 set 24.1.2017

7,500m - 29:26.2 set 21.12.2016. Not and official distance but I was aiming for sub 30 mins and did it :p

10,000m - 39:20.4 set 16.01.2017

30 minutes - 7,581m - set 10.1.2017

60 minutes - 14,703 - set 13.01.2017

Half marathon - 1:27:26.7 - set 17.02.2017
 
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Been erging for a long time, 15 years or so. Also was big in on water rowing but just don't have the time for it anymore.

I used to be really really good. Picked up several indoor rowing medals over the years.

Best 2k ever was 6:02.3 but would find it hard to go sub 6:30 now. Recently did a spate of 1/2 marathons over xmas and got a pb of 1hr 17mins 8s (1:49.6 split). I just get so competitive with myself I can't help it!

I thought you were doing a 5k every day how is that going?
 
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I did 200km over December for the holiday challenge. It was 7,500 or 10,000m a day. With two days off, as I missed a few days at the start. Was getting better throughout the month. But having the 10 odd days over Christmas off was a bad idea. Seems hard now again lol.

That 2000m time is amazing, I'd love to get under 7 minutes. It's a target to aim for. Going to do.a 2000m on Sunday and see where I am. Hoping to hold 1:55 at least.

I'll be doing a half marathon at some point.
 
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There was a rowing thread around here some time ago. I'm 1.71m and short legs - rowing is not for me! Just scraped under 1:45 for a 500m I seem to remember.
 
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Did a 30 minutes see how far I can go - 7581m. off my 7500 pace, I should have been able to do more!

oh well, always next time.
 
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I've managed 1:37.3 for 500m.

A friend has done 1:30.8 which i'm aiming for. Huge difference though those 7 seconds
 
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I've managed 1:37.3 for 500m.

A friend has done 1:30.8 which i'm aiming for. Huge difference though those 7 seconds

I'm not sure I agree, depending on your stroke rate, one pull cover 5 to 10 metres so it's all about timing. I haven't used a concept 2 for about 3 years but 1.29.3 was my 500m PB with 2.5k n 7.24 iirc. I'd be way off that now...What damper settings are people using? I use to float around 6 to 7
 
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Just upped mine a bit, was on around 5 which gave a drag factor of 130, now I'm pushing my drag factor up to 140.
 
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