Indoor rowing - Concept 2

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I've restarted Pete's plan for the 3rd time now with the hope to keep it going without having knee problems. I've spent the last two years sitting at a computer though that I've decided to half the distance or sets though. ie. Instead of doing 6 x500m /2min rest, I'll do 3x500 with 2min rest. 6k becomes 3k etc.

Currently trying to get back into a healthy routine for things so here's to actually sticking with it long term. :)
 
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Good luck with it. This is 2nd time round for me. I got to week 13, ditched it for Rowvember from DarkHorse and the week off after it kinda went on and on :cry:.

Will stick with it this time though. The last week is coincidentally timed for the week before I go on holiday so will get a nice 2 week break right after week 24 before I get back into it.
 
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I row on a C2 + on the wet stuff but constant sub 2min 500ms have always been out of reach. Tried Rowvember a couple of times but sticking to hitting 1million metres this year, it's not much when you break it down but it's "something" at least!
 
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Never rowed on the water so no idea how I would do there.

I may have sub 2:00 500m splits due to the resistance level set at 3 or 4 (I forget which) but no way to measure what drag this gives as a comparison (JTX Ignite Air machine)

Once I have completed the 24 weeks I will put it to about 6.or so and see how I go. I'm keeping it the same as it is so I can see any improvements over the course.

I managed 8.2km in 30 mins this morning with AVG splits of 1:49/500m.

I normally do it in the evening but I am off work this week so decided to do it in the morning. It's quite interesting to see that the same level exercise I find more difficult to do in the morning than I do in the evening.
 
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I normally do it in the evening but I am off work this week so decided to do it in the morning. It's quite interesting to see that the same level exercise I find more difficult to do in the morning than I do in the evening.

I'm really not a morning person but usually do my sessions in the morning before work. I definitely struggle more than doing the same session in the evening! When I've done races before, they've been early in the morning which is a killer.
 
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Just finished week 17 which is the first week I completed the 3 core + 2 optionals:

10500m - 38:32
8 x 500m / 2min rest - 12:49 (move time, 4km)
2 x 15min / 2min rest - 8.35km
[30min] - 8.4km
[4 x 8min / 2min rest] - 8.9km

The 2 min rest are really only 1 min else the computer switches off :cry:

I'm averaging about 1:48 on the longer pieces (time and distances over 8k or 25 mins).

Used to struggle with getting 5km under 19 min but I can see it just under 18 mins if I did 5km as the full distance workout.
 
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