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Bret Kleefuss 08-21-2006 07:41 PM

Hi All,

My gym has rowing machines without the capacity to report the "distance" I have traveled. I am doing the WOD one day behind, so I will be rowing tomorrow. This is my 5th WOD, and I am loving it!

Anyway, question: Anyone have a rough estimate (like 2-3 minutes hard, or 7-8 minutes hard) of how long rowing 1000 meters should take? Would it be better for me just to do the sumo deadlift high pulls?

FWIW, I am in decent shape for someone who hasn't been training Crossfit!! THANKS.

Gorm Laursen 08-22-2006 12:52 AM

Well, it depends on your level of fitness and to some extend your height. If your a tall guy, you're a better rower from start, because you pull longer and harder, thus gain more momentum with slightly longer rest intervals.

Anyway, it's a hard question to answer, but I think that if you do an all out effort for approx. 1 1/2-2 minuts, you'd probably have rowed 500 meter. It's a bit more trickier with longer distances, as 1000 meters and above, because if you start out too hard, you really nosedive in the last half, which affects your time noteably. But my best guess would be something like a steady pace of one stroke per 1,5-2 seconds for 4,5-5 minuts will have gotten you the 1000 meters.

Bret Kleefuss 08-22-2006 06:40 AM

Thank you very much sir. Since I have only begun the WOD's, I will just row hard for about 6 minutes (I am short, decent fitness) and worry about precision in terms of distance in about a month. Again, THANKS!

Bret


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