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Old 12-27-2011, 02:27 PM   #221
Shawn M Wilson
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Re: 500m Row Times

New PR of 132.6 for my 500m row. 8 seconds faster in a months time.

Know form has a lot to do with it as well as a little better shape. Getting to that 130 sec mark is going to be tuff. If I can keep the tempo through those last 15-20 secs i'll pull it off... I know I'm losing 1-2 secs in that last bit of the row due to fatigue/lungs.
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Old 01-25-2012, 01:49 PM   #222
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Re: 500m Row Times

Did a workout last week that started with a 500 M row and have been obsessed with rowing since. Why? Because when I finished I felt horrible and thought that I might be the worst rower ever.

I hadn't really rowed for years (like 10) and even then I didn't pay much attention, just did it to warm up and stretch out. So I had no real concept of what a good 500 M time was. I got on the machine, set the workout for 500 M and got started. Five minutes and forty seconds later I stumbled off the rower and proceeded to complete one of the worst workouts of my life.

A few days later I talked to a couple of the trainers who were shocked at my time. Both of them got on the rower and did 100 M in just under a minute. Both row sub 1:30 normally. Thankfully, I wasn't the screw up one, the machine was. It was not calibrated correctly (water rower) and therefore I'd done about three times more rowing than I should have. Turns out that instead of doing a 500 M row I did something closer to a 1500 M row. FML.

But for two days I was obsessed with rowing and decided that I needed to get way better at it. Which is why I read this entire thread and have started doing rowing workouts to improve my time.

Did my first 500 M x 4 today with two minutes rest between (on a properly calibrated rower).

1: 1:44.8
2: 1:40.0
3: 1:40.1
4: 1:40.4

I never felt too gassed after any of the 500s and am going to do a single 500 for time this weekend. Current goal is a sub 1:35 500 M and doing 4 sub 1:40s for a 500 M x 4 row.

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:58 PM   #223
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Re: 500m Row Times

Did a set of three at the gym yesterday.

1:29, 1:35, 1:43

Kinda fell apart and then I puked after. Ha ha ha. That'll teach me for eating McDonalds for lunch....
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Old 01-26-2012, 10:40 AM   #224
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Re: 500m Row Times

4x500 with 1 min rest in between is all kinds of suck

3x1000 with 2 min rest is also really terrible
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:59 PM   #225
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Re: 500m Row Times

Originally Posted by Michael Petersen View Post
3x1000 with 2 min rest is also really terrible
Back when I was a college rower, the worst workout I ever did was 5x1k, as much rest as you wanted between, but each 1k had to be within 30s of the first piece. (and no sandbagging that first row!). If you were too slow, do it over again. There were a lot of aborted attempts....
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