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Old 06-11-2008, 11:32 AM   #31
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Re: Is this normal? Running vs rowing

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Matt, often we liken the 400m run to the 500m row...the run distance being only 80% of the row...so in the 5k instance you may want to compare your 5k run time to a 6.25k row...just a subtlety you may have overlooked.
I don't think a 500m row is comparable to a 400m run. I don't want to come off as harsh, but there's nobody on God's green earth that is going to ever come close to a 44 second 500m row, world record or not. But a 44 second 400m is near world record time. Matter of fact, a 600m run would be more comparable it seems.
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:35 PM   #32
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I don't think a 500m row is comparable to a 400m run.
At world-class performance times, no, they're not comparable.

For us lazy slugs, they're pretty similar. My best 400m run (about 1:15) is only about 30 seconds faster than my normal "best" 500m row (about 1:45).

If I just "cruise" through each at "working, but not very hard" pace, they'll both come in at 2:00 minutes even.
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Old 06-12-2008, 03:17 AM   #33
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Re: Is this normal? Running vs rowing

30 seconds is a pretty powerful difference, given than improvement on either one is usually measured in seconds or tens of seconds.

Sorry guys, there's no direct conversion. Different movements.
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:22 AM   #34
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Re: Is this normal? Running vs rowing

Well, if that doesn't work, it sounds moot to compare 5k's between run and row...
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Old 06-12-2008, 09:35 AM   #35
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Re: Is this normal? Running vs rowing

Well... yes. That would probably be the takeaway point.

I guess you could peg them in very broad ways, but that's just like saying "I bench 300lb but I run a mile in 10 minutes, what's wrong with me?" Well... you suck at running.
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Old 06-12-2008, 05:53 PM   #36
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Re: Is this normal? Running vs rowing

I agree with Brandon, they are just so different. As a big guy I find running penalises my size whilst rowing rewards it
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Re: Is this normal? Running vs rowing

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At world-class performance times, no, they're not comparable.

For us lazy slugs, they're pretty similar. My best 400m run (about 1:15) is only about 30 seconds faster than my normal "best" 500m row (about 1:45).

If I just "cruise" through each at "working, but not very hard" pace, they'll both come in at 2:00 minutes even.
That's a pretty huge difference if you ask me. 30 seconds is about 46% of your run time.
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Well, if that doesn't work, it sounds moot to compare 5k's between run and row...
The actual times, yes. But not your percentile relative to the rest of the population.
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