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Old 04-18-2012, 06:53 AM   #1
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2 k row and 5 k row - best time for both?

Yesterday I rowed a 6:41.5 in a 2 k and have rowed a 18:06 in a 5 k and everyone just looks at me like I am nuts. I really hate bragging, so please do not take this as that but I am just wondering what are your best times in both?
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:04 AM   #2
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Re: 2 k row and 5 k row - best time for both?

What's your age and weight? You can have a look here http://log.concept2.com/rankings.asp wfs to see where you stand against a decent sample of ergers worldwide.

Those are good times regardless, well done. Crossfitters usually make decent ergers even without a lot of specific training because they erg on a semi-regular basis to begin with, and because the time domains (~7 minutes, ~20 minutes) and type of effort (power-endurance) match well with the average WOD.

That being said, your new targets are sub-6:30 and sub-18:00, so hop to it.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:45 AM   #3
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Re: 2 k row and 5 k row - best time for both?

An easy way to explain a rowing piece result is to just state your average split. From that, you can figure a final time and just how fast you were pulling.

Personally,
2km- 6:27 (~1:37/500m)
5km- 17:10 (~1:43/500m)
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Re: 2 k row and 5 k row - best time for both?

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What's your age and weight? You can have a look here http://log.concept2.com/rankings.asp wfs to see where you stand against a decent sample of ergers worldwide.

Those are good times regardless, well done. Crossfitters usually make decent ergers even without a lot of specific training because they erg on a semi-regular basis to begin with, and because the time domains (~7 minutes, ~20 minutes) and type of effort (power-endurance) match well with the average WOD.

That being said, your new targets are sub-6:30 and sub-18:00, so hop to it.
Thank you, I am 6' - 6'1 about 210 - 215 lbs (age 27). I have put my 5 k's on there but have not put any of my 2 k's, have not thought about it since the last 5 k. Thank you for the reminder on that.

My first 2 k was at 6:51 something and my first 5 k was somewhere around 18:30 ish. I just hope I can keep going down.
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An easy way to explain a rowing piece result is to just state your average split. From that, you can figure a final time and just how fast you were pulling.

Personally,
2km- 6:27 (~1:37/500m)
5km- 17:10 (~1:43/500m)

That is freakish, nice average. I was 1:37, 1:40, then 1:42 on the last 1000m. I need to learn how to save it but I get so excited the first 500m and I soon realize that a 2000m is no joke. Guess I will learn some day.
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Re: 2 k row and 5 k row - best time for both?

For 2k/6k rowing strategy (that I was taught as collegiate rower), pick a split that you know you can do (or challenge yourself with) and stick to it.

Make every stroke hit that split exactly. At the beginning it'll feel easy, and at the end it'll feel like hell. Many people make the mistake of going out too hard, and from what I've seen you then fail (fall?) much farther when you hit the wall then if you had conserved your energy.

The first 100-200 can be a little high as you burn off the nervous energy and settle in to a good rhythm, then the last 200-250 you sprint with everything you have.

Also watch your stroke rate - big guys are more efficient at lower stroke rates, don't try to move faster, move stronger.
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the last 200-250 you sprint with everything you have.
But, it is also the best feeling as well because you are almost done! Haha!
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Re: 2 k row and 5 k row - best time for both?

I would say those are good times. The best 2km I have done is 6:43. I row 5km everyday as my morning workout and usually average around 18:06-18:12. My best time I have achieved so far is 18:03.8. I am not sure what a "Good" score is but I am guessing that your score has got to be pretty good.

I am 5'10 and about 180 pounds.
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I would say those are good times. The best 2km I have done is 6:43. I row 5km everyday as my morning workout and usually average around 18:06-18:12. My best time I have achieved so far is 18:03.8. I am not sure what a "Good" score is but I am guessing that your score has got to be pretty good.

I am 5'10 and about 180 pounds.
Your times are good as well, nice job!
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:59 PM   #10
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Re: 2 k row and 5 k row - best time for both?

Dang good times! Mine are 6:58.5 and 18:37. I agree on keeping the spm down.
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