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Old 10-25-2006, 04:18 PM   #81
Sean Pizel
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I just pulled 500 meters. When I was finished the 'Average/500 meters" time read 126.4

Was that really my time? It didn't feel like a PR, but then again, it was the first 500 meters I have pulled without falling off the seat.
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Old 10-25-2006, 05:59 PM   #82
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Dude, if you weren't retching after a 1:26.4, you must be a god!

If you row a 500, the avg./500 is indeed your time.
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Old 10-25-2006, 07:38 PM   #83
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I thought the avg/500 just showed your pace? So if you finish hard that would make your pace faster than your total time. But I'm not staring at a C2 right now, so I could be remembering wrong.

The decimal place does make it seem like the actual time, though. The pace doesn't have a decimal.
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Old 10-25-2006, 07:59 PM   #84
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Andy, there's a difference between
/500, and
avg/500,
the first shows current pace, the second shows average pace, both are updated with every stroke, but average tracks the entire effort, not just the last pull.

The point is, once you reach 500 meters done, avg/500 = actual time. Since you're dividing and multiplying by 500 at the same time.

Like, if you average 34 mph for exactly an hour, you've gone 34 miles. I don't care if you were doing 70 mph at any one point, that doesn't matter so long as I know your average speed.

Sorry if this 'math lesson' seems condescending, I'm sure it's more confusion over the C2's display.
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Old 10-25-2006, 08:03 PM   #85
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William, thanks for the clarification.

I was thinking of /500, the current pace. I must usually select right past avg/500 and go to "projected time"

That being said Congrats on the 1:26.5


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Old 08-30-2007, 07:37 AM   #86
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Re: 500 Meter Rowing Time?

I know this thread is almost a year old, but I banged off a 500m in 1:37 with the damper set to 8 this morning and wanted to share because I'm pumped.

Last PR was 1:42.

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Old 08-30-2007, 08:05 AM   #87
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Re: 500 Meter Rowing Time?

Nice work!

I can row sub-2 minute 500s (40yof, 5'7, 150lbs -ish) but I'll have to give it an all out shot soon to see what I can do. I'm a long way off the 1:40s some of the other ladies are posting.
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Old 08-30-2007, 08:10 AM   #88
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Re: 500 Meter Rowing Time?

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Nice work!

I can row sub-2 minute 500s (40yof, 5'7, 150lbs -ish) but I'll have to give it an all out shot soon to see what I can do. I'm a long way off the 1:40s some of the other ladies are posting.
Thanks Cal.
I found finding the right damper setting is quite important. I did 500m at damper 7 (1:42), then 500m at damper 10 (1:46), then the 1:37 was with damper 8. Next time, I'll be at 8 for the first one looking to set a PR.
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Old 08-30-2007, 08:31 AM   #89
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Re: 500 Meter Rowing Time?

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I think you'll be alright. The first time I jumped on the erg (about two and a half months ago) I pulled a 1:39.X, now my PR is 1:24.0. A lot depends on how tall and heavy you are. I'm 6'2" 190, and I also have what has been called a 'natural stroke' (not kidding, it has), if you're significantly smaller you may have difficulty pulling that fast.

A good resource for rowers is concept2.com, they have online ranking boards, if you're interested in how you measure up.

My primary focus with rowing is the 500, so my rowing training consists of (when I do it, which hasn't been recently):
Tabata intervals, 20 seconds on- 10 seconds off X8
Creatine-phosphate training, 125 m sprints with full rest
Glucose training, 375 m sprints with 3 minute rest
Oxygen system training, long pulls of 2000+ meters

You shouldn't train in each way more than once a week, there's no real need. Also, work on your form (though form isn't quite as critical in the 500), and be prepared to meet pukie, as is inevitable for most rows below 1:30 (I've found).

Any other questions?
William,

I get the Tabata intervals but I wouldn't know how to map out the other types. Can you elaborate or point me to a good training guide? We're about the same size but I've only managed a 1:41 so far. I've been mostly aimlessly rowing 5000s and 2000s.

Thanks for any info.
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Old 08-30-2007, 12:17 PM   #90
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Re: 500 Meter Rowing Time?

Here is a video of a 500m row off between me and Kempie. I got a 1.26.6 and he got 1.28.8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dKLS7gDFsA

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