Mar 24 2016
OTW data tool in python
There is very little distraction here in Račice, so I had some time to play with a python based data analysis tool that Greg Smith (from Quantified Rowing) developed for his Painsled CSV files.
I have slightly rewritten it to better match my workflow (sorry, Greg), but more importantly I have added a TCX Parser that parses my CrewNerd files. It took me some time to get up to speed with parsing XML. First time I worked with the lxml package and I needed to learn the syntax of “xpath”, which was greatly complicated because my network connection broke down on Wednesday morning.
Anyway, I succeeded in writing something that converts a TCX file to a “painsled style” CSV file and here is Tuesday morning’s workout in a first crude graph. I need to smoothen the pace graph (probably by a running average) a bit to get the noise level down. Also, I need to calculate useful stuff like meters per stroke etc. The colorful bar graph produces some strange red spikes during the interval part. Not sure what that is.
But for that I am on common ground. No problems to work with the data once I have them.
The moving average thing took me 5 minutes. Updated graph:
Mar 24 2016
Račice day 3 -ANP training
Tuesday afternoon. A technique session. I did the whole variety of technique exercises.
Wednesday morning. I looked on the wrong data in my training plan, so instead of a planned steady state session, I did my first ever “ANP” (Anaerobic Power) session. This is one of the four training types from the Olbrecht book. It is supposed to be at >100% of race intensity, short bursts with short rest. The overall training volume is short and it is usually followed by a long, low intensity steady state. That looked quite close to what we rowers do quite frequently, namely “10 strokes on / 10 strokes off”. So I decided to do 4km of 10 strokes on/10 strokes off, followed by steady state. Here is the data:
After that a long teleconference with Brussels. My partners are just one subway stop from the Maelbeek station, so you can imagine the emotions. Everybody is OK, luckily.
I didn’t have to go to Brno, because our Brussels based customer canceled his business trip, for obvious reasons. Being really tired from the intense training, I decided to go and explore the region. Visited the old (12th century) Rotunda church on the legendary mountain Říp (the climb was a 30 minute brisk and steep climb, so I count it as a short recovery session) and visited the town of Mělník.
By sanderroosendaal • Uncategorized • 2 • Tags: anaerobic, ANP, OTW, rowing, single, training