DM i ergometerroning 2015 er slut

Torben Pedersen vinder 1. plads ved DM i ergometerroning 2015.

5 af Holtes stabile ergometerroere stillede til start på 2000 meter i dag lørdag formiddag sammen med et flot opbud af heppende klubkammerater ved banens bander.

Lisbet Dahl var første Holteroer til start – hun fik en fin 4. plads i tiden 7:38.2 og slog sin gamle tidsrekord.

Tommy og Peter i kamp med tiden.

Dernæst gik Tommy Jørgensen og Peter Bisgaard til makronerne i et stort felt. De kom i mål som henholdsvis nr. 13 i tiden 7:10.2 og nr. 15 i tiden 7:18.4

Sidste pulje af Holteroere var Torben Pedersen og Kim Holm som skulle starte ganske hurtigt efter Tommy & Peter. Det var spændende og fuldt forventet at Torben ville stikke af. Kunne han mon slå mere end sin egen tidligere DM-rekord og måske få en verdensrekord mere til samlingen? Det blev til en forbedring af egen rekord og Torben endte i tiden 6:14.2 – SUPER flot tid!

Kim på 2000 m banen i ergometer.

Kim roede et stabilt løb og var godt tilfreds med en 9. plads i hovedfeltet med tiden 7:09.3.

Vi heppede også på to af Holtes tidligere handicap-landsholdsroere. Det blev en sand gyser, hvor Brian Sibbern følte sig sikker på en nem sejr, men Kim H. Pedersen havde den bedste taktik og slog Brian på de sidste 11 meter! Begge roere blev masivt støttet med tilråb og klapsalver fra publikum under hele løbet.

Ægte cheerleaders støtter ved DM i ergometer 2015.

Kim vandt derfor i tiden 3:31.8 og med Brian på andenpladsen i tiden 3:32.2. Handicapdistancen er stadig 1000 meter indtil efter Rio 2016, hvor Danmark desværre ikke er repræsenteret med et Handicaplandshold.

Fra www.ergometertider.dk er her dagens placeringer, mellemtider og gennemsnitskadencer (T=tempo) for hver 500 meter:

4 Holte Roklub I

Lisbeth Dahl Larsen

1:46.6

(1:46.6-T34)

3:41.6

(1:55.0-T30)

5:38.6

(1:57.0-T30)

7:38.2

(1:59.6-T31)

13 Holte Roklub II

Tommy Jørgensen

1:44.2

(1:44.2-T34)

3:32.5

(1:48.3-T30)

5:21.0

(1:48.5-T31)

7:10.2

(1:49.2-T32)

15 Holte Roklub I

Peter Bisgaard

1:43.7

(1:43.7-T34)

3:34.5

(1:50.8-T31)

5:27.2

(1:52.7-T30)

7:18.4

(1:51.2-T33)

1 Holte Roklub II

Torben Pedersen

1:32.0

(1:32.0-T31)

3:06.7

(1:34.7-T29)

4:42.1

(1:35.4-T29)

6:14.2

(1:32.1.0-T31)

9 Holte Roklub I

Kim Holm

1:41.4

(1:41.4-T28)

3:28.5

(1:47.1.0-T26)

5:19.4

(1:50.9-T26)

7:09.3

(1:49.9-T28)

 

Det er ekstremt hårdt at give sig 100% under 2000 meter ergoræs!

Torben Pedersen har fundet følgende artikel, der på bedste vis beskriver hvad det indebærer at give sig 100% under et 2000 meter ergometerræs:

One of the best descriptions of rowing I’ve ever read, from a 1996 New Yorker article:

The paradox of rowing is that this most physically demanding of sports is about eighty per cent mental, and the higher you rise in the sport the more important mental toughness becomes. Rowers have to face the grim consequences of starting a two-thousand-metre race with a sprint – a strategy no runner, swimmer, cyclist, or cross-country skier would consider using in a middle-distance event. Since rowers race with their backs to the finish line, the psychological advantage of being ahead in the race – where you can see your opponents but they can’t see you – is greater than the physiological disadvantage of stressing the body severely so early in the race. If you get behind, something like “unswing” can happen: the cumulative effect of the group’s discouragement can make the individuals less inspired. Therefore, virtually every crew rows the first twenty or thirty strokes at around forty-four strokes a minute (which is pretty much flat out) before settling down to around thirty-seven for the body of the race.

As a result of this shock to the system, the rower’s metabolism begins to function anaerobically within the first few seconds of the race. This means that the mitochondria in the muscle cells do not have enough oxygen to produce ATP, which is the source of energy, and start to use glycogen and other compounds stored in the muscle cells instead: they begin, as it were, to feed on themselves. These compounds produce lactic acid, which is a major source of pain. In this toxic environment, capillaries in the hardest-working muscles begin to dilate, while muscles that aren’t working as hard go into a state of ischemia – the blood flow to them partially shuts down. Meanwhile, the level of acid in the blood continues to rise. Mike Shannon, a sports physiologist who works at the new Olympic training center, outside San Diego, told me that the highest levels of lactic acid ever found in athletes – as measured in parts per million in the bloodstream – were found in the blood of oarsmen, about thirty parts per million. ”That’s a tremendous amount of pain,” he said.

Marathon runners talk about hitting “the wall” at the twenty-third mile of the race. What rowers confront isn’t a wall; it’s a hole–an abyss of pain, which opens up in the second minute of the race. Large needles are being driven into your thigh muscles, while your forearms seem to be splitting. Then the pain becomes confused and disorganized, not like the windedness of the runner or the leg burn of the biker but an all-over, savage unpleasantness. As you pass the five-hundred-metre mark, with three-quarters of the race still to row, you realize with dread that you are not going to make it to the finish, but at the same time the idea of letting your teammates down by not rowing your hardest is unthinkable. Therefore, you are going to die.

Fotos: Søren Krogsgaard
Tekst: Lotte Madsen