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Old 10-08-2013, 12:15 PM   #51
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Re: 500m row times

Dean, here is another session you could add to the mix if you choose. 10 x 1', 1' rest. At your current level you should shoot for a pace of 1:40 on each one, which would give you 300m each minute.
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Old 10-08-2013, 01:44 PM   #52
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Re: 500m row times

I thought i had read a comment on here saying to take 2 minutes rest between rounds and i like the sound of a 10x100 as well, cant hurt to give them all a go and see which i like best....either way it can only help....i'm quite enjoying the rower, i cant believe i dodged it for so long.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:12 AM   #53
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I ended up doing a 2000m row this morning, i intended to just do a steady 10min row just to warm down after an abs and stretch session and it turned in to timed 2000m instead....I managed it in 7min 32.5sec which if i'm working out correctly is an average 1min 53sec per 500m, again i do feel i could knock a little time off when i do it again.

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Old 10-10-2013, 06:34 AM   #54
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Re: 500m row times

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I like the sound of 'elite'!!! I know I'm not but when sharing the story with friends I'll be sure to make a big deal of that quote from their web site....especially if i get sub 1.30 when i have another go later this week.
Unfortunately, that wasn't a quote off the website, the "elite" line is just my commentary.

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While 1:30 is certainly a respectable time, calling it anywhere near elite is a bit misleading. That is about 480 watts. The world record is about 1:11 and about 975 watts. More than double the power output of a 1:30. Just thought I'd throw that out so people realize how incredible some of these guys are.
I guess it depends on what you consider "elite." I thought the top 10% of people posting their times - not a random sample of average joe's, but the sample of people who are clearly trying to post a good time, was worthy of that word. Certainly the world record isn't the minimum bar to be elite, but your point is well-taken, that each second lopped off get exponentially harder, so just being "a few seconds away" requires context, and the true elite definitely are a special category.
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Old 10-10-2013, 07:19 AM   #55
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Unfortunately, that wasn't a quote off the website, the "elite" line is just my commentary.


I guess it depends on what you consider "elite." I thought the top 10% of people posting their times - not a random sample of average joe's, but the sample of people who are clearly trying to post a good time, was worthy of that word. Certainly the world record isn't the minimum bar to be elite, but your point is well-taken, that each second lopped off get exponentially harder, so just being "a few seconds away" requires context, and the true elite definitely are a special category.
I would consider an "elite" 500 time as anything under 1:20 for men. There are plenty of folks out there that can do that, but that is screaming fast. I'm at 1:25, and my goal is to be able to get it down under 1:20 in the next year or so.
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Old 10-10-2013, 10:11 AM   #56
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Re: 500m row times

I have a few goals in mind for rowing.

my best 500 yet to date is: 00:01:27.4 on 2013.07.31...

I have only done an all out max 1 - 2x in my life...

I can track of some of my coaches times so that I can try to keep up:
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Old 10-10-2013, 12:54 PM   #57
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Re: 500m row times

I just did a rower for the first time today, just getting into it but maintained 1:58 500m times for 2000m.

I'm 6'9" and the damper was on 10.
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:45 PM   #58
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I just did a rower for the first time today, just getting into it but maintained 1:58 500m times for 2000m.

I'm 6'9" and the damper was on 10.
Try lowering the damper to 5 and keeping your stroke rate higher, around a 36-37. Make sure you keep your form solid at that pace, but you'll notice those 500m splits dropping if you get that rate up. It's a similar idea to the way Pose running tries to get people to raise their steps per minute...lots of shorter, faster strokes will help you keep that time down. It's not easier, just a different sort of fatigue. Another analogy: if you're into cycling, notice the difference between standing on a hill vs sitting and spinning up the same hill. You get to the top either way, you're gassed either way, but it calls on slightly different domains of fitness.
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Old 10-14-2013, 07:03 AM   #59
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Re: 500m row times

I did my first 8x200m row today, with the C2 set at L7 and a 30-40 second rest between rounds these were the splits:

R1 - 39s
R2 - 39s
R3 - 39s
R4 - 37.5s
R5 - 37s
R6 - 37s
R7 - 37.5s
R8 - 36

If I remember correctly I was averaging about 1.36 per 500m.

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Old 10-18-2013, 02:47 AM   #60
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Re: 500m row times

Thanks to the advice received here I seem to be making some god gains.

I just did my second ever 2000m on L7 in 7 minutes and 18 seconds dead....after a good few minutes of post row pain laying flat on the gym floor I was feeling pretty please with myself.

I'll stop being a pest and updating this every time i have a row now...
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