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by Gooner Neil
Tue Oct 25, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8100
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what training have free spirits been doing today?

Grew some balls and did an hour. Probably first time for a good year. 14072m. Nothing to write home about but objective was just to get it out of the way.
by Gooner Neil
Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8100
Views: 230835

what training have free spirits been doing today?

7155m half hour. Was going to do an hour but psychologically just couldn't be ar$ed.
by Gooner Neil
Sun Oct 16, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8100
Views: 230835

what training have free spirits been doing today?

Evans cycles arrange sportives and as luck would have it, one from my daughter's school. 58 miles turned into 61 when I missed a turn. Still good base training

http://www.endomondo.com/workouts/
by Gooner Neil
Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Christmas Cheer
Replies: 28
Views: 1049

Christmas Cheer

Did someone mention a drink?
by Gooner Neil
Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:00 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 100km Row
Replies: 69
Views: 2861

100km Row

Energy gels are a necessity but taste awful. However http://www.evanscycles.com/products/cli ... s-ec019493

Are chewy and tasty
by Gooner Neil
Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Been away - so what has happened since early 2007?
Replies: 16
Views: 854

Re: Been away - so what has happened since early 2007?

Neil's signature says he is the former "recold" holder. I actually don't know what one of those is

See I told you I had dyslexia
by Gooner Neil
Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8100
Views: 230835

what training have free spirits been doing today?

10k treadmill 42.18
by Gooner Neil
Tue Oct 11, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Been away - so what has happened since early 2007?
Replies: 16
Views: 854

Been away - so what has happened since early 2007?

Hi Mike. This link might help re your potted history.
http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/Pla ... oryid=ab98
And my dyslexia is still bob
by Gooner Neil
Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Interactive Plan (IP)
Replies: 904
Views: 44535

Re: The Interactive Plan (IP)

Well apologies for not pulling (no pun intended) my weight on the IP. Work, injuries and too scared to go out incase I ran into Mr Victory has meant no rowing since 21.09. So I decided to do a 2k check test. The result was a rather unimpressive 7.25.4. But if I was a politician I would talk up the g...
by Gooner Neil
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8100
Views: 230835

what training have free spirits been doing today?

Treadmill 4.33 30 mins. No rowing for a couple days pulled a muscle in my back :(
by Gooner Neil
Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Musical Opinions - add yours here :-)
Replies: 156
Views: 15161

Musical Opinions - add yours here :-)

Saw Morning Parade at La Scala on Monday. Boys from Harlow and not bad. Songs you'd expect to hear on one tree hill during a pensive moody actor looking out over the ocean scene. So mr webberg will dislike immensely. Warm up act were a Danish synths and guitar set up called Veto. They were brilliant...
by Gooner Neil
Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:18 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: CAV WINS THE BIG ONE
Replies: 6
Views: 630

CAV WINS THE BIG ONE

Well said Huw. Football and other team sports could learn alot from the team ethos of GB cycling. The majority of the watching public won't understand the sacrifices DM, BW et al went through for 259.8km to ensure gold for a team mate. Those boys IMHO are rock hard. You try riding for that long that...
by Gooner Neil
Sun Sep 25, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: CAV WINS THE BIG ONE
Replies: 6
Views: 630

Re: CAV WINS THE BIG ONE

For 259.8km he rode faster than 99.9% of the global population could over 3k. He and his team dictated the race and never panicked. As he said three years ago the race topography was announced. Its not his fault other countries couldn't drill a team together to compete. HE did work for 259.8 but in ...
by Gooner Neil
Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8100
Views: 230835

what training have free spirits been doing today?

40 miles on the bike 2.24. Knackered ran out of energy with eight to go. Memo to self. Use energy gel stupid.
by Gooner Neil
Sun Sep 25, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: CAV WINS THE BIG ONE
Replies: 6
Views: 630

CAV WINS THE BIG ONE

That was amazing! He looked liked he wasn't even trying. No double kick today. Liked the way he thanked his seven team mates. Manx/Abridge missile is a true gent.
Great race including voeckler's charge and legendary ranting to the breakaway. Reminds me of plummy at his best.
by Gooner Neil
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:44 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8100
Views: 230835

what training have free spirits been doing today?

Hi Graham. Sorry to hear about the hamstring. With gentle rehab hopefully shouldn't set you back too much. Unlike my brain. Can't get anywhere near your music trivia quiz . Anyway keep well and keep erging
by Gooner Neil
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:11 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8100
Views: 230835

what training have free spirits been doing today?

New bike so had to try it

Distance
46.20 miles
Duration
2h:45m
Avg Speed
16.8 mph
by Gooner Neil
Wed Sep 21, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Interactive Plan (IP)
Replies: 904
Views: 44535

The Interactive Plan (IP)

Today was 2x10AT. Decided to do 5k instead. 19.33.4. Don't know what to think. My pb is 40 secs quicker. One hand bit despondent but I'm trying to be rational and hope I can improve hr max 184 av 165 so should see this as a TR session
by Gooner Neil
Wed Sep 21, 2011 7:28 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Interactive Plan (IP)
Replies: 904
Views: 44535

The Interactive Plan (IP)

Not experienced in IP but I doubt your longer rowing will affect you adversely. As long as the longer stuff is done at a lower intensity then it should benefit you. Just doing anaerobic stuff won't improve blood transportation etc. I had the u23 GB rowing training schedule a few years ago and their ...
by Gooner Neil
Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Interactive Plan (IP)
Replies: 904
Views: 44535

Re: The Interactive Plan (IP)

Impressive stuff one and all. Hats off re low spin rates, just can't do that or truth is not disciplined enough. Anywho did 3x2' TR 2 min rest
560m av 1.47.2,
565 av 1.46.2 and
563m av 1.46.5

At least BIRC is still along way away :D
by Gooner Neil
Tue Sep 20, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8100
Views: 230835

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

11 mile bike to work and then back 15.5 mph and 16 mph av speeds. Did 3x2' TR 2 min rest 560m av 1.47.2, 565 av 1.46.2 and 563m av 1.46.5
by Gooner Neil
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8100
Views: 230835

what training have free spirits been doing today?

10k run today 42.31
by Gooner Neil
Thu Sep 15, 2011 9:50 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8100
Views: 230835

what training have free spirits been doing today?

Oh dear went to a local cycle track called hog hill today just for a nose and intended gentle ride. Turned up paid and then get roped into a junior's training session. I've only had a road bike since June never been on a track and can't corner for toffee. Well Lesley the coach ignored all this and h...
by Gooner Neil
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:23 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Interactive Plan (IP)
Replies: 904
Views: 44535

Re: The Interactive Plan (IP)

8) great work Jas and impressive stuff from the gang

For me today

2x7' AT 4 min rest

1821m 1.55.3
1831m 1.54.6
by Gooner Neil
Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8100
Views: 230835

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

2x7' AT 4 min rest

1821m 1.55.3
1831m 1.54.6