Sunday: 3 x 20′ / 1′ rest (dynamic)

 

Friday:  Arrived home off the red eye at around 7:30am.  Straight into conference calls.  I had a 30 minute window so I decided to try out my new dynamic rowing machine.

I struggled a bit with getting everything set up.  My main problem was that the PM5 was trying to connect to a hr monitor that I was not wearing instead of the one that I was.  That took some time to get fixed.

I did a 5 minute row, then a 3 minute row, and then I got stuff set for a final 12 minute row.  I did the first 9 minutes at 175W, and then the last 3 at 225W.

Saturday:  No training.  Doing errands and chores all day.  No time.

Sunday: Just an easy session to get used to the new machine.

  • 3 x 20′ / 1′ rest
  • 175 W
  • No rate restriction
  • HR cap at 155

It was hard work.  The break through that I made before I went on the road for a week seems to have disappeared.  I’m back to where I was a couple of weeks ago.

I wanted to get an idea of how this compared to rowing on the model D, so I matched it up with one of the 2×30′ sessions that I did a couple of weekends ago on the cape.  I was similarly fatigued and jetlagged then.

Here is all the parameters compared on a time scale.

  • Slightly higher power today.
  • About 1 spm higher rate is where I settled today.  I think 1 to 2 spm higher on the dynamic is probably about right.
  • HR response nearly identical
  • Peak and average force about the same, but the force ratio is lower on the dynamic (less efficient?)
  • Drive length.  Started shorter on dynamic, but eventually came close.  I was surprised about this, I expected it to be consistently shorter without my bodies momentum carrying me into the catch.
  • Work per stroke decreasing through the row.
  • Drive speed, a much more noticeable difference.  Significantly higher on the dynamic.

I might do a second session this evening, maybe a first cut at the CTC.

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