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Old 09-23-2009, 02:42 PM   #11
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Re: competitive rowing times?

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For Crossfit Games/ Decent rowers:... based on age
Just so you know, nobody on the Concept 2 rankings page in the 50+ age group is rowing those kinds of times. This kind of thing may come up if they have a Masters division at the Games next year,
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Old 09-23-2009, 02:58 PM   #12
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Re: competitive rowing times?

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I suddenly feel like a wuss for my 7:47 2k from last week. I felt like I wanted to die afterwards!
Wanting to die after rowing is a very common feeling. I think rowing is possibly the worst feeling exercise ever. That's how you know it's good for you.


What are the translations for rowing to running?
500 row = 400 run
2000 row = 1 mile

right?
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Old 09-23-2009, 04:11 PM   #13
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Re: competitive rowing times?

There's an old crossfit journal video about how rowing distances compare nicely to running distances. That is your 5k time on each is within a minute or two of the other and a marathon on either is between 5-10 minutes apart. I found that to be true when I rowed a 5k in 21:02 and I typically hover between 20 and 21:30 for a 5k. I'm not rowing or running a marathon to find out if they correlate though. So maybe I'll row 1600m and see if that's close to my mile time.

FWIW- my best 500 row is 1:39 and my best 2k is 7:15. I suck at rowing apparently...haha.
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:52 PM   #14
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Re: competitive rowing times?

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Wanting to die after rowing is a very common feeling. I think rowing is possibly the worst feeling exercise ever. That's how you know it's good for you.


What are the translations for rowing to running?
500 row = 400 run
2000 row = 1 mile

right?
Yeah, well...only in the context of metabolic conditioning/aerobic workouts.

Meaning you'll probably get equally tired metabollically using that conversion but in no way can you use one to predict another.
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Old 09-23-2009, 09:01 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the help everyone looks like I have my work cut out for me.
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:15 PM   #16
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I was a rower in college. I started my own rowing team. I've trained national champion rowers.

In the realm of things here are what I would state:

For the average Crossfitter:
Lightweight Men (<165): 500m: 126-131 based on age. 2k: 640-705 based on age.
Heavyweight men: 500: sub 125. 2k: Sub 635.

For Crossfit Games/ Decent rowers:
Lightweight Men (<165): 500m: 119-126 based on age. 2k: 615-633 based on age.
Heavyweight men: Sub 120. 2k: Sub 620


My PR: @ 169lbs, 500: 117 and 2k was 609

Now, 6 months without training in general and 3 years of not training for crew - I can still knock out a 635 @ a 24spm 2k x 2 with 8 minutes rest. LONG AND STRONG.
My best 500 is 1:29 and 2k is 6:57. I would like to hit the 1:20/6:20 times you mentioned. What kind of erg workouts would you suggest? I do mostly 500m intervals with a few mins rest in between. What do you do?
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Old 09-23-2009, 10:38 PM   #17
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Re: competitive rowing times?

My best 500m row to date is a 1:40. I can consistently row mid-1:40s, but admit I am not working as I should to improve my times. I've never timed myself at a 2K distance, but rowed a 1K in 3:47 the other day. To put it in perspective, I'm 58, 5'10", and weigh 193#.
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Old 09-24-2009, 09:36 AM   #18
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Re: competitive rowing times?

So now my next question would be, does anyone know where to get a good deal on a concept2?

I'm working on getting one through a barter system that my family business deals with or any other CF equipment...yesterday was my first time on a Concept2 and I don't think I would ever want to use any other rower ever.
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:15 PM   #19
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Re: competitive rowing times?

C2s are bomb-proof, so pretty much any one you find will be in usable condition. Try before you buy and caveat emptor, but seriously you'll be okay buying pretty much any C2 erg.

As regards the times, the best 500m piece ever rowed is 1:14.4. Sub-1:25 is perfectly respectable for a heavyweight CFer. Sub-1:20 takes some focus or a seriously good athlete. Sub-1:30 ought to be the goal for the lighter guys, unless they too focus on their rowing. Remember, slow on the recovery!
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Old 09-28-2009, 12:37 AM   #20
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My quickest 500m row time was 1.40
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