February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

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February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by Grobi » Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:01 pm

Hi all,

we have an early announcement from team Isenhurst Rowers regarding the ctc in February:

"500m 2 min rest, 1250m 2 minute rest, 500m - total of 2250m. Standing start for the first interval, rest of them can be rolling starts."

It reminds me a lot of last Ocober's ctc (500/2'r/1250/1'r/250, all statc starts). I think the October pacing could be a good starting point for February.
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by Paul Victory » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:28 am

Yes, it's very similar. The only differences are the final interval and the preceding rest are both twice as long and rolling starts are allowed.

As I'm now a bit fitter than I was in October, I'm thinking that the pacing for last month's challenge might be a reasonable starting point. It's less distance in total, but the intervals are longer and the rest periods shorter.
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by Wolfmiester » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:34 pm

The answer is slightly quicker than both last month and Oct. But I guess that depends on fitness levels.
500 - 1:49.3
1250 - 1:51.9
500 - 1:42.5
8:11.6 @ 1:49.2
Felt very good, and close to an all out effort.
A good target for Paul V and Alan ... ?
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by Paul Victory » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:49 pm

I also had an early go at this. But I felt out of sorts right from the start and couldn't maintain any kind of reasonable pace. It may just be that I'm not yet ready to try sprints two days in a row, or it could be that I'm generally better rowing later in the day. Anyway, I was going to HD about half way through the first 500, but then decided "what the heck, I might as well just complete the challenge". At least it will give me an easy target to beat next time around and it makes sure I will have an entry this month, even if I get injured and am unable to row for the rest of the month.

For the record, my splits were as follows:

Split Time Pace Rating Heart Rate
500 1:51.2 1:51.2 36 156
1250 4:50.1 1:56.0 32 170
500 1:52.7 1:52.7 32 169

2250 8:33.9 1:54.2 32 165
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by strider77 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:06 pm

Well done Steve and Paul for ploughing the first furrows on this CTC =D> =D>
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by Liefcat » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:18 pm

Grobi wrote:
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:01 pm
It reminds me a lot of last Ocober's ctc (500/2'r/1250/1'r/250, all statc starts). I think the October pacing could be a good starting point for February.
Thanks for mentioning, Peter :!: I had already forgotten about that one - says a lot of where my mind was ctc wise in 2017... :roll: :roll: :oops:

And, yes, big thanks to Wolfie and Paul for their early take on this :!: =D> =D>
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by Ian Bee » Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:44 pm

Thought I'd test this one out early, and regretted it immensely. Note to self: ctc is not a warm up for circuit training, even when at a slower pace.... ImageImage

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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by strider77 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:22 am

Still a good effort Ian, more to come I am thinking =D>

It will be interesting to see the battle between yourself and Plummy =D> :D

I managed to beat Steve's first effort on the first 2 reps then it all went Pete Tong :oops:

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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by Paul Victory » Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:20 pm

strider77 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:22 am
Still a good effort Ian, more to come I am thinking =D>

It will be interesting to see the battle between yourself and Plummy =D> :D

I managed to beat Steve's first effort on the first 2 reps then it all went Pete Tong :oops:

8:14.2 @ 1:49.8
500 - 1:48.3
1250 - 1:50.6
500 - 1:49.3
Strong session Alan. ^O^ ^O^ ^O^

I was only 4.1 seconds behind you last month and was hoping I could give you a run for your money this month. But that's a pretty challenging target you've set. :evil:
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by Wolfmiester » Fri Feb 02, 2018 2:41 pm

Paul Victory wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:20 pm
strider77 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:22 am
Still a good effort Ian, more to come I am thinking =D>

It will be interesting to see the battle between yourself and Plummy =D> :D

I managed to beat Steve's first effort on the first 2 reps then it all went Pete Tong :oops:

8:14.2 @ 1:49.8
500 - 1:48.3
1250 - 1:50.6
500 - 1:49.3
Strong session Alan. ^O^ ^O^ ^O^

I was only 4.1 seconds behind you last month and was hoping I could give you a run for your money this month. But that's a pretty challenging target you've set. :evil:
Yep, I reckon the 3 of us will be very close again this month ... however you two have the advantage as I go to Australia for two weeks next Saturday!
What happened on the last 500 Al?
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by strider77 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:48 pm

Thanks Paul, very kind :wink:

Steve, getting your excuses in early -as its upside down where you are going the effect of gravity should be less and you should get quicker times :lol:

As to what went wrong, the middle rep of 1250m was 100% so legs had gone-really gone :oops:
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by Paul Victory » Sat Feb 03, 2018 7:02 am

strider77 wrote:
Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:48 pm
As to what went wrong, the middle rep of 1250m was 100% so legs had gone-really gone :oops:
That's the problem with having such a short rest period. You don't really get a chance to recover before the final 500. Even with the pedestrian pace I was doing on Thursday, I found it difficult to push hard on the final 500.

Given the fact that the middle interval is more than twice as long as the other two intervals, it's probably the best strategy in terms of overall time. But it makes for a very painful session. :evil:
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by fkoene » Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:20 pm

Just had my first attempt. No idea whether the 2 minutes rest would be enough to recover, and the first real attempt for some speed after my cold (so much for the excuses) I managed to beat Joe by just .2 seconds. Which leads me to 8:00.1 . The 8 minute border seems doable. Those 2 minutes rest are notthat much so I won't go full throttle on the first two reps but... Well, let's see what happens in the next attempt.
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by Liefcat » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:27 pm

Thought this was good 2k preparation before Tuesday´s relay, so did this instead of my "beloved" 3x750m interval session. Pleased to get sub 1:40 overall:

1: 1:36.5 36
2: 4:14.0 34
3: 1:37.8 37
T=9:28.3 35

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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by Paul Victory » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:57 am

Liefcat wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:27 pm
Thought this was good 2k preparation before Tuesday´s relay, so did this instead of my "beloved" 3x750m interval session. Pleased to get sub 1:40 overall:

1: 1:36.5 36
2: 4:14.0 34
3: 1:37.8 37
T=9:28.3 35

Can probably get a faster time later this month...
Strong session Erik. When I first saw this, I thought "what the heck?", then I realised that the 9 was a typo! :lol:
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by paulgould » Mon Feb 05, 2018 3:44 pm

Had a go at this one at lunch today - not expecting much after a 10k at df 380 this morning, but just wanted to record a marker.
Set the damper to DF 205.
Wanted to try and get close to 8 min and set out conservatively on the first 500m.
Started to feel a bit stronger halfway through the 1250m, and after 60m of the last leg I just decided to empty the tanks, knowing that a 1:50 hurts just as much as a 1:40 at that stage.
Finished at 7:45.7 and not wanting to do this again, although I know that Tako and Fred will force me to!!

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1: 1:42.3 36
2: 4:25.2 33
3: 1:38.2 38
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

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Paul Victory wrote:
Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:57 am
Liefcat wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:27 pm
Thought this was good 2k preparation before Tuesday´s relay, so did this instead of my "beloved" 3x750m interval session. Pleased to get sub 1:40 overall:

1: 1:36.5 36
2: 4:14.0 34
3: 1:37.8 37
T=9:28.3 35

Can probably get a faster time later this month...
Strong session Erik. When I first saw this, I thought "what the heck?", then I realised that the 9 was a typo! :lol:
Oops :oops: :oops: Well spotted, Paul :!: 8) I was also surprised - when I saw someone on Facebook doing around 7 minutes... :lol: :lol:

Well done, Paul G :!: =D> =D> And at a low DF... :shock: :wink: :-#
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by fkoene » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:14 pm

Great, Paul. I know I can improve my time, but I don't think it will be enough to force you to have another go (though you're always to welcome offcourse).
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by Tako » Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:46 pm

paulgould wrote:Finished at 7:45.7 and not wanting to do this again, although I know that Tako and Fred will force me to!!
Image I had no plans of doing this one once more, but as I am still recovering and we talk about a tenth of a second, you leave me no choice Image Fortunately the month is not over yet Image
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by Caratacus » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:46 pm

Well done to all so far. Targeted Paul's 1:43.5 average with hopes of going 1:42. Pleasantly surprised to get 1:41.5 and with more training could perhaps beat that towards the end of the month Image
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Post by paulgould » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:27 pm

Caratacus wrote:
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by plummy » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:28 pm

Well - that hurt!!
1:46.7
4:36.2 ( 1:50.4 )
1:46.5

8:09.4 total at 32spm average
Over to Alan/Wolfie/Paul/Peter...
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by Wolfmiester » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:23 pm

plummy wrote:
Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:28 pm
Well - that hurt!!
1:46.7
4:36.2 ( 1:50.4 )
1:46.5

8:09.4 total at 32som average
Over to Alan/Wolfie/Paul/Peter...
mucho kudos =D> =D>
I wasn't really expecting that!
Not much time Thu/Fri, but then this doesn't need that much does it ... #-o
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Post by jolo » Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:34 am

fkoene wrote:
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:20 pm
I managed to beat Joe by just .2 seconds. Which leads me to 8:00.1 . The 8 minute border seems doable. Those 2 minutes rest are notthat much so I won't go full throttle on the first two reps but... Well, let's see what happens in the next attempt.ctc.PNG
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500m 1:43.6 / 34 / 157 hr
1250m 1:49.1 / 31 / 162 hr
500m 1:43.8 / 32 /160 hr
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Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

Post by Ian Bee » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:14 am


plummy wrote:Well - that hurt!!
1:46.7
4:36.2 ( 1:50.4 )
1:46.5

8:09.4 total at 32spm average
Over to Alan/Wolfie/Paul/Peter...
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Been fiddling around with pacing for this in several abortive attempts, and it's very clear I'm loosing huge amounts of time in the 1250m. I have booked an appointment with the drawing board for later....

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