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» Jonathan's Log (Go to post)21-03-2021 @ 19:52 
I did a bit of squatting today, up to 4x8x45kg, but my right patella is now sore. It's not given me any grief for months, and it's really disappointing. My body is just f**ked, truly. I can't do anything without injuring myself. I'll get through this super busy period at work and have a reevaluation.
» Jonathan's Log (Go to post)16-03-2021 @ 21:17 
Yeah, I know Grin

With work getting so busy and me getting little injuries, it's hard to get the training in.

I had planned to hit the weights this evening, but I had the Astra Zeneca job this morning and feel rough this evening. Very cold, achy and headache. Best to sit it out today.
» The Good, The Bad and The Ugly (Go to post)15-03-2021 @ 15:04 
Very strong indeed Paul - well done Grin
» Jonathan's Log (Go to post)13-03-2021 @ 06:48 
Not much training this week. Busy at work and trying to avoid aggravating the shoulder. The osteopath reckons I've (amongst other things) got an inflamed bicep tendon, which the rowing isn't helping.

Anyway, I trained last night, doing weight training for the first time this year. Squatting without any patella discomfort, but given that I haven't really squatted since September, the weights were extremely light. I ended up doing about 8 sets, working up to 3 sets of 35kg for 8 reps. It's not that it's challenging, but my legs almost spasmed at the effort.

Then some tricep work and curls to finish.
» Sparrow Legs Strongman Training (Go to post)13-03-2021 @ 06:44 
Well done Millsy. A half marathon is a big achievement and that's a damned solid time. Comfortably under the 2 minute split.
» old timers occasional log (Go to post)09-03-2021 @ 06:21 
That last rep was a serious effort - well done.
» Jonathan's Log (Go to post)07-03-2021 @ 20:25 
Thanks Millsy Happy

A mediocre row this evening. My right shoulder impingement was noticeable throughout the row, which seemed to slightly elevate my HR. As such, the metres for the HR weren't great.

I did a bit of band shoulder rehab after. I really do wish I didn't injure myself so easily, or at least if I knew what it was that was likely to cause me injury. I rarely get that twang moment with an acute strain. It's just niggles that won't go away, or indeed get worse.

Anyway, here was the row:

https://i.ibb.co/89Jpwd4/IMG-20210307-193634.jpg
» Sparrow Legs Strongman Training (Go to post)05-03-2021 @ 08:05 
Solid lifting and rowing.

How did you find the 45 minute row? R24 is almost sprinting, my boy Grin
» old timers occasional log (Go to post)04-03-2021 @ 19:13 
Strong deadlifting and nice sprint erging too Grin
» Jonathan's Log (Go to post)04-03-2021 @ 19:06 
jt said:HR in the 180's 6 minutes to go...nothing much riding on it I can see why the HD was an option.

Any Swede action?

I assume you have to have vigorous checks to get a work VISA? Or be a billionaire?


Yeah - I was done in after that. A sub 1:42 sprint for almost 2k is the sort of sprint I do at the end. There's nothing left after that. HR got up to 183.

No specific progress on Sweden. I'm revising my Swedish on a daily basis with Duolingo, but not progressing it at the moment as I've completed that course.

It's not an issue for us to move there as I (along with my daughters) have German passports too. It's only my wife that doesn't have dual nationality, but I'll let her tag along Grin
» Jonathan's Log (Go to post)03-03-2021 @ 22:19 
Some metres this evening. Felt fairly knackered from work but got on the erg.

It was supposed to be 30 minutes with the splits at 1:50, 1:48, 1:46, 1:44 and 1:42. First three went as per the plan, but went too fast on the 4th, did my 1:42 and completely goosed myself. Even the idea of doing the final split at 1:50 seemed like hell at the 24 minute mark so put the handle down. Did a 6 minute 1500m cooldown afterwards to get the 30 minutes in.

Shoulder felt much better today, inexplicably.

https://i.ibb.co/DGs6JZV/IMG-20210303-214527.jpg
» Jonathan's Log (Go to post)02-03-2021 @ 22:21 
No training today. Flat out at work and constantly on working on the forwarder. My right shoulder isn't happy at the moment with the preexisting impingement being exacerbated by RSI relating to using the joysticks on the machine.

Fun fun fun. At least it's making some money.
» Jonathan's Log (Go to post)01-03-2021 @ 22:16 
Post Edited: 01.03.2021 @ 22:20 PM by Jonathan
Sparrow said:I think because of your tallness, very high SRs won’t be ideal for you.

I wouldn’t advise avoiding higher SR work - it takes some getting used to and will be a shock if you have neglected it. Plus you will need it for the 1k and 500m attempts, or any shorter rows.


You are of course right but 25 is a fairly high rate for me Grin

I'm just going to be doing day on, day off for a little while as I'm really busy at work, but I'm going to push the 30s with unrestricted rates. I'll do 8500m tomorrow and see how that feels. That's about a 1:45.9/500m pace, which is going to be challenging but a little way from max.

I reckon that I can incrementally nudge my pb up by getting to the point where holding 1:45 for 30 minutes is second nature. Then perhaps a 1:43 run won't seem too nasty (which would put me a baw-hair away from 8750m). My end of year goal is 9000m (1:40/500 pace), which is a really tall ask as it'd put me second in the UK and 1st in my age group.
» old timers occasional log (Go to post)01-03-2021 @ 20:06 
jt said:Thanks me ode sparra, Having time on my hands I have been taking the opportunity to do the weights, none of the sessions are big gruellers like days gone by mostly 30minutes max.

ERG 5x12UT1

3170m 1.53.5 23 140
3172m 1.53.4 23 149
3203m 1.52.3 22 146
3204m 1.52.3 22 150
3231m 1.51.4 23 153

5mins 1102m 19 120

I got interrupted and had to go and assist a family member for 20 minutes which p****d me off as the task could of been done earlier while I wasn't engaged in the days most important activity. The break seemed to help though!


Very good pace, especially considering the volume. Would it translate to an uninterrupted hour?
» Jonathan's Log (Go to post)01-03-2021 @ 20:05 
jt said:Did you get a buyer for the weights?

110kg bodyweight goal?

Generally speaking lower SPM makes the legs work harder(to get a decent split) so should fatigue them more than a higher SPM


Not for the dumbbells, no. I'm not bothered. I'll come back to them a bit when my shoulder impingement heals.

It's funny but I don't feel low SPM work in my legs, or indeed anywhere. High rate work is much more taxing.

Millsy - I did 25 on the first split Tongue

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