Erging

I haven’t bored you with rowing stuff for a while, you lucky people. But you have to see:

Wmc-MarchMadness_5Kcert2011.pdf

because doing 25 ergs is very very boring. I’ll be back next year.

Update: by “popular” demand, here is my list of times. Nothing spectaculr I’m afraid, or even (over such a short period) any real sign of improvement.

Meters	Total Time	Pace	Date    	Age	Class	Slide?	
5000	19:27.8    	1:56.7	3/31/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	20:27.7    	2:02.7	3/29/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	19:58.1    	1:59.8	3/28/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	20:13.9    	2:01.3	3/27/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	20:39.2    	2:03.9	3/25/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	21:29.5    	2:08.9	3/24/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	19:14.4    	1:55.4	3/23/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	19:23.4    	1:56.3	3/22/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	20:38.9    	2:03.8	3/21/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	19:38.5    	1:57.8	3/20/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	19:48.9    	1:58.8	3/19/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	19:36.3    	1:57.6	3/18/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	19:23.7    	1:56.3	3/17/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	19:59.0    	1:59.9	3/15/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	19:35.1    	1:57.5	3/14/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	20:49.2    	2:04.9	3/12/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	20:29.8    	2:02.9	3/11/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	19:49.2    	1:58.9	3/10/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	20:11.9    	2:01.1	3/9/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	19:44.4    	1:58.4	3/7/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	19:30.0    	1:57.0	3/6/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	20:59.1    	2:05.9	3/5/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	19:44.7    	1:58.4	3/4/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	19:38.9    	1:57.8	3/3/2011    	46	L	standard		
5000	19:57.3    	1:59.7	3/2/2011    	46	L	standard	

9 thoughts on “Erging”

  1. And where’s the evidence YOU did it, eh? 😉

    (call me a sceptic. No, no, not septic, sceptic. Skeptic’s fine, too)

    [Are you questioning my finely personalised cert? -W]

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  2. By how many orders of magnitude is one in error, describing 5000m on a rowing machine as “an erg”?

    [And don’t get me started on the idea of “Jouling”. A 5k erg is typically 400 cal, if that helps -W]

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  3. And that’s 400 kcal, right? i.e. 1.7 MJ. Which is 1.7e13 ergs. So your 25 ergs is actually 4e14 ergs. You need a new certificate.

    [kCal, yes, I think so – I always found that confusing. Thanks for doing the maths -W]

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  4. My daughter also “ergs”. She uses that word a lot. I don’t think it means what she thinks it means.

    (from her physics teacher dad)

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  5. At least you have not started converting various radiation exposure units into another…that’s a quagmire 🙂
    As a mustelid, I would have expected you to get your excercise by climbing trees, chasing small mammals and escaping canides. Rowing sounds almost restful.

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  6. C’mon, this is just a teaser. I bet you’ve got all the times, worked out averages, best linear fit over the 25 to see if you’re improving etc etc.

    Dish the dirt!

    [Hmm, I thought my online logbook was available to view, but it seems not. How annoying of them. OK, I’ve pasted the times into the post “by popular demand”. No linear fit though -W]

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