Now that I'm fully engaged in Concept 2 rowing I'm starting to get those competitive urges and want to improve.
So far I'm applying running principles in that I'm aiming for some steady rowing together with a number of interval sessions. Difference to running is that I am doing three interval sessions a week and one steady! Mainly because the steady session is so boring!
My medium term aim is to get under 20 minutes for 5k but long term to get as close to 7:00 minutes for 2000 metres as possible which I think is a realistic aim given my current best of 7:56.
My questions are:
1. Should I aim for a faster stroke speed or a stronger "pull". Currently I seem to average 32-35spm?
2. What level should I be using for the machine? Currently I do all my rowing on level 5.
3. What would be the best sessions to get me towards my goal?