Playing with the PM5 and data tools

No time for an OTW row today. The taper plan called for a quiet 40 minutes row. I decided to play a bit with the PM5 and the different tools. Here’s what I did:

  • Row a 2km Warming Up on RowPro. Export data. Process with my python tool.
  • Row a 6km Main Row on painsled, export data. Process with my python tool
  • Row a 2km Cooling Down on ErgData. Export data to Concept2 logbook

It all worked like a charm.

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The Warming Up, captured in RowPro

Warming Up (RowPro):

Workout Summary - D:tijdelijk2km_rowpro.csv_o.csv
--|Total|-Total-|--Avg--|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg
--|Dist-|-Time--|-Pace--|SPM-|-HR--|-HR--|-DPS
--|01998|08:35.0|02:09.0|21.9|140.3|156.0|10.6

Main Row (Painsled):

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The 6km Main Row, data captured in painsled, plotted from the CSV export

Workout Summary - sled_2016-04-06T07-44-35ZGMT+2.strokes.csv
--|Total|-Total-|--Avg--|Avg-|-Avg-|-Max-|-Avg
--|Dist-|-Time--|-Pace--|SPM-|-HR--|-HR--|-DPS
--|06000|25:06.0|02:05.6|22.7|155.5|168.0|10.5
Workout Details
#-|SDist|-Split-|-SPace-|SPM-|AvgHR|MaxHR|DPS-
00|01204|04:58.1|02:03.8|23.0|142.6|159.0|10.5
01|01204|04:59.2|02:04.2|22.5|158.0|165.0|10.7
02|01200|05:03.3|02:06.4|22.8|158.0|168.0|10.4
03|01200|05:02.8|02:06.2|22.5|157.6|164.0|10.6
04|01193|05:02.1|02:06.6|22.6|161.2|165.0|10.5

Cooling Down (ErgData):

ErgData.JPG

What you see is a screenshot from my Concept2 logbook. I don’t have a parser for the ErgData CSV file in my plotting tool yet. Should not be too difficult. Yesterday, I literally had the SpeedCoach parser written, working and tested in 10 minutes.


 

Edit

It took me 15 minutes to add a ErgData parser to my tool. Had to calculate the Power in Watts by hand. It’s a pity that they don’t include Drive Length, Drive Speed, Drag Factor, Peak Force and Average Force in the CSV download.

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Now, the only problem is that I will have to manually put the ErgData row in SportTracks. I don’t want to write a CSV to TCX converter. This, to me, is the downside of ErgData. Lack of export to SportTracks, Garmin Connect, Strava, and other fitness sites … I understand that Concept2 may want to build out their own logbook. I want my data to be free, however, and I want to see my rows (OTW and OTE) next to my runs and bike rides.

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