The pool "How do you set your training intensity?" is now closed. Thank you all for the fine response.
Results are as follows:
38% Heart Rates
28% Based on Feel
16% I Just do what I'm told by my coach
9% Based on lactate testing
8% There is only one intensity - 100%
2% I just try to keep up with my crew!
I expect that these results are indicative more of the readers who are interested in this site, than of rowers in general. I would have expected the last two to be higher up in the general rowing population. I would think that most athletes just listen to their coach. It is encouraging though that there is a core group out there - more than a third of you - who use heart rates to monitor your training.
I wonder what percentage of those who monitor with HR or lactates row in singles? It would seem to be much easier than in a crew boat - any comments?
Coming Soon - New Poll of the Week - What technology do you use in your training?