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Old 09-19-2007, 02:57 PM   #1
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Sub-7:00 2K row

I just rowed 2K in 6:58.0!!!
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Old 09-19-2007, 03:07 PM   #2
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Re: Sub-7:00 2K row

Nice work. You'd make the Varsity Crew team at my high school!
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Old 09-19-2007, 05:07 PM   #3
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Re: Sub-7:00 2K row

I don't know if that is sarcasm or a compliment.
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Old 09-19-2007, 07:49 PM   #4
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Re: Sub-7:00 2K row

Varsity at a good high school crew team is nothing to sneeze at. Those guys live and breathe rowing.
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Old 09-19-2007, 09:04 PM   #5
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Re: Sub-7:00 2K row

Must be a regional thing... in the upper-midwest, rowing isn't a big sport. At least not on the high school level.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:00 AM   #6
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Re: Sub-7:00 2K row

Joel-
Crew is HUGE here on the east coast -- that is what helps a lot of kids move from regional schools to elite schools (Ivy League, and whatnot).

Congrats -- that is a great time for 2K!

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Old 09-20-2007, 07:08 AM   #7
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Re: Sub-7:00 2K row

Did a ray of sun break through the clouds, and a chorus of angels sing your name when it happened? I'm trying to figure out who came up with the sub-7:00 threshold and what the reasoning behind it was.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:35 AM   #8
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Re: Sub-7:00 2K row

Brandon,

I was in my basement at the time so I don't know if a ray of sunshine broke through the clouds. I am pretty sure that angels don't exist, so I'd say no, that didn't happen.

I am proud of this accomplishment, hence I posted it in the "testimonials" section, which is described in part as a place for "your achievements." It should be noted that in the over year and a half that I have been registered on these forums, this is the first time I have posted a personal achievement.

I realize there is nothing intrinsically special about a 7:00 minute 2K row (vs. a 6:55 or 7:05, etc), but it is a nice round number that attracts some attention on the Concept2 forums. There are often threads there discussing how to achive a 7:00 minute 2K. It wouldn't win my category at CRASH-Bs, but I don't train like those athletes either.
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:49 AM   #9
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Re: Sub-7:00 2K row

Joel, I don't know if the others were just playing around or not, but you have my respect. Sub 7:00 is no joke.
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Old 09-20-2007, 11:48 AM   #10
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Re: Sub-7:00 2K row

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Joel, I don't know if the others were just playing around or not, but you have my respect. Sub 7:00 is no joke.
I second that. Sub-7:00 is a very respectable (although not remarkable) 2K time in the rowing world. Elite high school boys heavyweight rowers often pull 6:30 or less. Some pull below 6:15. If you want to compare yourself to others, go to the Concept2 website and look at the rankings section for 2000 meters. For all heavyweight (>165 pounds) men, your performance places you somewhere between the 75th and 90th percentile. Considering that you are (apparently) not a competitive rower, breaking 7:00 is a very creditable performance. If you can break 6:00 you will be considered a god.
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