5km Times



  • [table:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][tdo=5:vtecgat2]5kmTimes[/tdo:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2][b]Name[/b][/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2][b]Time[/b][/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2][b]Date[/b][/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]Bart[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]17:35.0[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]27.06.07[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]Mogwai[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]18:47[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]30.05.07[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]Cyclopath[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]19:45.7[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]14.10.07[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]PropCyril[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]19:06[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]06.11.07[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]Kirwan[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]21:18[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]28/8/09[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][tr:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][td:vtecgat2]-[/td:vtecgat2][/tr:vtecgat2][/table:vtecgat2]



  • Well I really don't know whether to be happy or not. Twice in the last week I have sat down & gone "I am doing a sub 40 minute 10km" (for the first time in ages) & both times I have done a PB 5km & stopped to avoid throwing upÂ

    Never ever thought I would break 19 minutes but then I did genuinely come very very close to chucking in doing so, and after sitting for 5 minutes to get my heart rate down from 180 left the gym very slowly...  Â



  • Great effort Mogs! Seriously good time.



  • Fark thats a big improvment on your old times. Are you doing something different with your technique or are you just rowing more often?

    I assume your 10k of 42mins won't stand for much longer..



  • [quote name='Duluth']
    Fark thats a big improvment on your old times. Are you doing something different with your technique or are you just rowing more often?

    I assume your 10k of 42mins won't stand for much longer..
    [/quote]

    The 42's not a PB, I've done a few 39.40's just not recently. Probably just need to easy off at the 4km mark & coast for 5km or so to break 40 again, rather than carry on flat out & be trashed.

    What I've started doing gain lately (well last 2 months) is weights, used to just purely row, hadn't done weights in about 2 years so I guess that'll help as in that time I've been rowing 30 - 50 minutes (usually I just do 10km) 6 days a week, so my fitness is up & now I'm getting a bit more strength too.

    More than anything I think its just the fitness.

    Basically I'm a shortarse - 5 foot 6, so I'm never going to be fast over a short distance so I've always just tried to do the long stuff but I guess ultimately once you get the fitness up you can go flat out for longer over the short times. Buggered if I know really.Â



  • yeah, well done Mog - the trick now is to just put those two PB's together with no break in between them...  :coolsmiley:

    It's all in the mind....



  • Ever have one of those rows where it feels 'easy'...??

    Rowed twice yesterday at gym, fiurst time in morning, a 30 minute piece, clocked 8,000 which was not too bad - a good 'honest' row I call it - not ball busting, but knowing you have had a decent woprkout.

    Anway, then went back in eveniong when Mrs BartMan went to pump, plan to do an easy 5k befre hitting the pools and waiting for Mrs.Â

    That's where the easy kicked in - was cruising along at under 1:50 with no effort, so dug in, and got seasons best time - still 30 seconds outside PB, but was happy.  Will have to start digging in and getting some pain under the belt and getting times again.



  • Nothing is easy at the moment, summer has kicked in & its all hard work.
    😁

    Using a gym too you realise how important it is to get a rower that has a tight smooth running chain, getting on a shit rower can destroy your whole time. My gym has 2 great ones & 2 someone has fecked the hell out of



  • [quote name='mogwai']
    Nothing is easy at the moment, summer has kicked in & its all hard work.
    😁

    Using a gym too you realise how important it is to get a rower that has a tight smooth running chain, getting on a shit rower can destroy your whole time. My gym has 2 great ones & 2 someone has fecked the hell out of

    [/quote]

    Same at my gym. Got my concept delivered for the weekend, and the difference between that and the ones at the gym is amazing, so smooth.

    Now all my crap times are just due my poor fitness



  • yeah, my 7 million plus metre rower is certainly harder to row on - but a good training machine now - when I hit the gym ones, it is lightning on wheels!!  or rollers and spinning wheels things...

    Might have to look at upgrading my home rower when finances permit!!



  • [quote name='BartMan']
    yeah, my 7 million plus metre rower is certainly harder to row on - but a good training machine now - when I hit the gym ones, it is lightning on wheels!!  or rollers and spinning wheels things...

    Might have to look at upgrading my home rower when finances permit!!
    [/quote]

    Can you just tighten the chain up on them? Thats always what seems to go



  • I had a dabble on the rows (Copncept 2) this weekend past. Jeez you buggers are fit!!!

    Mt fitness is piss porr after 5 months not being able to run, but looking at your times shows just how much i am unfit!

    Am going to start getting involved with this section of the site methinks. Will post piss poor times soon.



  • Yeah Mog, or get a bit of maintenance done on it - that would probably be cheaper!!

    Fuller - great for fitness - no impact on your ankles / body.

    Instead of that long 40 minute run, do a row.  But for your shorters stuff - you still gotta run, get your muscles used to running as well as rowing - but would have to help fitness in general..



  • [quote name='BartMan']
    Yeah Mog, or get a bit of maintenance done on it - that would probably be cheaper!!

    Fuller - great for fitness - no impact on your ankles / body.

    Instead of that long 40 minute run, do a row.  But for your shorters stuff - you still gotta run, get your muscles used to running as well as rowing - but would have to help fitness in general..
    [/quote]

    All I do is row & bike, I played touch the other night, did a sprint & my quad totally seized up. Realised I probably haven't run in a year. Everyone went "yeah, YOU'RE fit you broken muppet". It was not good.

    [quote name='Fullermorg']
    Mt fitness is piss porr after 5 months not being able to run, but looking at your times shows just how much i am unfit!
    [/quote]

    Its really all in the rhythm eh, its very similar to swiming, if you get the action right & smooth you can just cruise along, if you action is all over the place its pretty much impossible, most people give it up without ever getting the action right, timing knees & hands so they don't colide or worse so you have to do some weird camel hump in the stroke REALLY seems to throw people



  • Good advice as always boys. Will try it out on Sat, or maybe after a chest session this evening.

    I promise to put up my time no matter how feckin shite.



  • Uhhhh i promised to put up a time for the 5km today....but i didn';t make it to teh finish line.  I did it Sat after a shoulder/back weights session which might not have been the brightest thing to do.

    However i only managed around 2.5km.

    You guys are fit hombres!



  • 19:01.6

    Yes, 1.6 seconds off getting under 19 minutes for only the 3rd time ever  😢

    Got 300m out & was doing 1:46 & just needed that to hit 18:58 & then realised I was going to pass out if I didn't ease off. Never a good look.



  • lol, go for the pass outÂ

    Well done!



  • Just home from 19:51.2 - my first under 20 min. I tried something different - upped the rating, slightly shorter stroke, went harder 1st half (all the things you guys suggested elsewhere) and it worked. Slightly stuffed though, but I am 40!! And 2 weeks.



  • Well done!  Always good to get under the 'industry standard'!!

    Try a few 6km pieces, it is amazing how quick you will get to 5k on the way to the 6.  and when you sit to go for a 5k time, you will have much more in the tank as you go into that last 1000m.

    Probably.....