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Re: Full speed backwards towards the world champs

Postby hakko » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:29 pm

That is really, really cool. You totally deserved it after all the hard work you've put in. I appreciate the photos too, an unexpected familiar face there. :)
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Re: Full speed backwards towards the world champs

Postby hoffmeister » Wed Sep 18, 2013 5:54 pm

Good Work!
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Re: Full speed backwards towards the world champs

Postby ida » Thu Sep 19, 2013 8:22 pm

Tack! :)

Wednesday 18 September

Rowing, 11 km, back at the club

Our boat unfortunately got damaged going back from National Championships in Gothenburg and needs to be repaired :( So we needed to use a different boat this time. Weird big boat made for 95kg+ rowers. Beautiful evening in Stockholm. Sun and super flat water.
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Re: Full speed backwards towards the world champs

Postby flightlessbirds » Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:53 am

Just reading back a bit on your log. Congrats on the recent races/PBs! Sounds like a great time and like you gave it your all.
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Re: Full speed backwards towards the world champs

Postby ida » Fri Sep 27, 2013 9:20 am

Thanks flightlessbirds! It has been a blast.

Last week has been a week of involuntary (but perhaps needed?) rest. I caught a cold on Thursday and it has knocked me down over the weekend and in the beginning of this week. Watched the first season of Homeland instead of training.

Thursday 26 September
Yesterday I was finally back at some type of "normal" health level so me and my rowing partner went out for a social row. Our boat is still broken (apparently no-one fixes boats miraculous by themselves without you asking them... I need to look in to this soon) used a different one. Nice sunshine, but the wind was crazy strong and cold. 9 km in total.

Will have one more week or rest/doing fun stuff. Then some form of structured training will start to take place. I have some plans for next season, but nothing is finalized yet. :)
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Re: Full speed backwards towards the world champs

Postby ida » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:48 pm

Been doing some random stuff last couple of weeks, mostly no training at all, but also some social events like "gympa" (swedish aerobics) with my mom. Now I have started increasing training volume again, still lots of social training, only to get the fitness level up so it is not below zero when the winter training starts.

Saturday 5 October


Social rowing in the quad. Around Kungsholmen. 17 km in total. Nice outing! Had pancake-cake with whipped cream and raspberry jam afterwards. :P

Sunday 6 October


Social rowing in another quad. 13 km in total with 6 x 2 minutes in higher paces. Ok session. Lovely weather.

Monday 7 October


Our boat is back! Went out for a spinn with my training partner. It was amazing. I love this boat. Went around Kungsholmen again. 17 km.
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Re: Transitions

Postby ida » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:57 pm

So. The competition season is finally over and the last couple of weeks has been a bit crazy. My rowing partner and I got in to this mad hunt for kilometers so we could be the ones with the "most rowed kilometers" in the club at the end of the year. (yes. there is actually such a competition in my club. an official one.) So we have been out in all types of weather rowing long distances trying to accumulate more kilometers than anyone else. It has not been unpleasant, but perhaps not fun either. On Monday both she and I felt that we had enough and could collectively shake the feeling of "need to beat those other people" off. So we just decided to stop chasing kilometers. My wrists hurt constantly and my lower back does to from time to time. I need to go into transitions training and build up core strength (which I have not been doing regularly at all this season) and let my hands and wrists have a break. And I have some stupid thing in my knee to take care of which I have ignored for a few months during racing, that prevents me from running longer distances. AND I need to stretch to get flexibility again. I am stiff as a freaking board. But I have rowed 1599 kilometers this year which is the longest I have ever rowed in my entire life. And it has been crazy fun (for most of the time).

My rowing partner and I have also had a few long talks about the upcoming season. She is not interested at the moment to continue with the rowing in the same way next year as the previous season. This is very sad I think, we have had a blast and done quite a lot of progress, but I appreciate the honesty and I also understand that it has nothing to do with me. She is just interested in pursuing other sports as well. We will still be able to train and hang out together, but not have the same training schedule. So, right now I am thinking I will go into the single next year and really face some of my old demons. I have never raced in the single and it would be a great personal achievement if I managed to compete at national championships in the single. At the same time I get scared, I am a very social cat. I enjoy company while training, and I am afraid that training for the single is a very lonely business. Especially during winter when few people are really training a lot in my club. But I am willing to really try and also create a training schedule that allows me to train with people outside rowing, so that I get the social flavor from there. Will take some time off from training, trying to refocus and also get in touch with my friend who is one of the coaches from the national team to help me write a good training schedule. I have already decided that I will focus on strength this winter since that is where I am lacking the most in relation to my competitors. I have a good absorption of oxygen ability and I am not afraid of training quite a lot. But I need to become stronger.

Another change that is coming up soon is that my boyfriend and I have bought a house. We are moving out of our one bedroom apartment into a newly refurbished house built in 1912 and 1936 with 2,5 stories and lots of space. And we be the owners of a small mountain. I have no idea how this will affect my training. We will of course have a training room with bikes, rowing machine, some weights, TRX etc. but it is not a very social thing to have your own training room. Although very convenient. I had plans to buy a boat (a single) for next season, but this might not be possible with the house. All things cost money :)

So. I will be going into a transitions period. Regarding my training, plans for future seasons, housing. Don't know how much training I will be doing in the coming weeks, but when I have a routine set up, I will start logging again. :)
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Re: Transitions

Postby hoffmeister » Wed Oct 30, 2013 2:06 pm

Congratulations to the house! If you buy proper lifting gear we could have sunday training sessions and drink coffee veganstyle. Hope to see you this afternoon!
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Re: Transitions

Postby ida » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:34 pm

Ok, time to start logging again.

I am still in a transitions phase of some sort. No running at the moment, knee is still messed up, but I am working on it. Flexibility is starting to come back, I stretch and use my trigger point foam roll almost every day even if I have not been training. Have started lifting some weights and have a training schedule, that kind of is working. And I am waiting for snow. and the new house.

This weeks training so far:

Monday - rest
Tuesday - involuntary rest, to freaking much to do at work
Wednesday morning: Swimming, 400 meters warm-up (breast stroke), 50m (breast) + 50 m (free), 100 m (breast) + 100 m (free), 200 m (breast) + 200 m (free), 300 m + 300 m, 400 m+ 400m, 300 m + 300 m, 200 m + 200 m, 100 m + 100 m, 50 m + 50 m. 100 meters of really slow swimming (breast).
Wednesday afternoon: C2, 12minutes warm-up, 3x12 (2-2-2-2-2-2) minutes @ 20-22-24 spm, 5 minutes cool down. Stretch
Thursday: Swimming, 150 m warm-up, 1100 m technical swimming (free) with focus on legs (super-man, catch-ups, leg kicks w plate, dragging fingers on the surface, fartlek and sprints) 150 swimming cool down

Lots of swimming these days, but it is good complementary training to rowing and running :) I try to train with friends as this is what motivates me at the moment. I have three swimming buddies, one C2 buddy and one lifting buddy so this also affects the number of sessions I do. I try to have as many social sessions as possible as it makes it easier to find inspiration. In two weeks I hopefully will have time to see a specialist about my knee, it is a bit crazy at work at the moment so no time to go to some knee specialist during day time.
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Re: Transitions

Postby ida » Sat Nov 30, 2013 2:37 pm

Todays training:

Warm-up on foam roll
Hanging cleans 4x15 @ 20, 25, 30(2) kg
Legpress 4x15 @ 55, 65, 75, 85 kg
Deadlift 4x15 @ 35, 40, 45(2) kg
One legged squats, as many as possible each leg @ 2 minutes, 1 minute
Some core: Rocky sit-ups, planks, around the world
Stretch

The former world champion from '95 (women's 1x) was at the club today, got a bit confused and perhaps a bit shy and forgot my foam roll in the gym. Hope it will still be there tomorrow.
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Re: Transitions

Postby ida » Sun Dec 01, 2013 9:14 pm

Today's training:

warm-up on foam roll and different stretch/flexibility stuff with stick

Shoulder press 4x15 @ 15 kg
Bench pull 4x15 @ 22,5 kg
Bench press 4x15 22,5 kg(3), 25 kg (1)
Turkish get-ups w kettlebell 5 each arm
Upright rows 4x15 @ 15 kg
Bicep curls 4x15 @ 6 kg
Some core: butt lifts and side planks
stretch

Went over to Kraft & Hoffmeister for some awesome cakes and sweets. Perfect (?) recovery food :P
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Re: Transitions

Postby ida » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:44 pm

Today's training:

super short session due to snooze button incident and extremely much at work.

Indoor bike:

10 minutes warm-up
5x3 minutes intervals, 2 minutes active rest in between
5 minutes cool down
stretch

running to catch the train (which I missed by 5 meters)

Edit: first comps for next year decided on. A swim run race called Ångaloppet (same as last year, when I finished 3rd). in 2014 we will do both 10 km running +1 km swimming and the 20 km running +2 km swimming. The main event is the sprint 10+1, but we will do the 20+2 also the day after just for fun. Here is a trailer for the race: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJd_tjtyzI4

And I guess I haven't mentioned that next years primary focus for rowing will be competing in the single. My plan is to do all Swedish regattas including National Champs and perhaps also one or two international ones. If my old rowing buddy gets her act together and decides to row next year also, this plan will be slightly adjusted. But racing in the single is what I will do. Not yet decided if I will buy a boat or rent one or just use one of the club's singles (and share with other people). Update on that will come for sure.
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Re: Transitions

Postby kallefs » Mon Dec 02, 2013 9:51 pm

Ahh, the classic snooze button excuse! Single seems like the last frontier for you. And ångaloppet looks great as always. Some day...
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Re: Transitions

Postby ida » Tue Dec 03, 2013 11:39 am

Haha, yes the single is very much the unexplored terrain of rowing for me. Will be fun.

You SHOULD think about Ångloppet and perhaps also have a look at the Borås Swimrun and contemplate if this could be something for a vegan mix team to enter? :P we can discuss this at Vegomässan :D

Today's training:

Swimming - 150 m warm-up, different exercises focusing on acceleration and breathing 1200 meters in total, 150 meters cool down.

Got hit in the head by a man who tried to overtake me swimming on the right instead of the left, he did not stop to apologise and naturally I yelled "fucking idiot!" after him. That was today's drama I think.
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Re: Transitions

Postby ida » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:02 pm

Today's training:

Super short morning session in the gym before rushing off to Uppsala for a full days work

10 min warm-up on x-trainer
4x15 leg press @ 50, 55, 60, 65 kg (started to easy)
4x15 leg extension @ 15 (2), 17,5 (2) kg
4x15 hamstring curls @ 10, 12.5, 15 (2) kg
Stretch
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