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by Dogma Dave
Thu Jul 09, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12214
Views: 352845

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

I think I can claim this as a PB.

My record metres for a season thus far was just over 598k in 2011/2012.

After this afternoon’s effort, my 2020/2021 total is now over 600k, with less than 20% of the season gone so far.

Quite pleased with that... :roll:
by Dogma Dave
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2020 weight loss thread
Replies: 21
Views: 1003

Re: 2020 weight loss thread

Nice work Paul. I weighed myself this evening and came up with 216.4 lb (97.25 kg) but that was just after rowing 15 km in 86 deg weather, so I’m not counting it. I’ll weigh in again on Tuesday or Wednesday morning and see where I am then. Daily weighing. The rules: (1) First thing in a morning. (2...
by Dogma Dave
Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: FS Sweat protection option
Replies: 211
Views: 18583

Re: FS Sweat protection option

I would be interested in taking a pink one. There, I said it... :roll: Good evening Steve. I would be delighted to rehome a pink one if still available. I have sent you a PM detailing my address. Thanks to you and Boris for sorting this. Very much appreciated. I will gladly make a donation in the n...
by Dogma Dave
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:29 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Cover for Model C
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Cover for Model C

The pool looks awesome...
by Dogma Dave
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:12 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Nonathlon 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 2737

Re: Nonathlon 2021

Genuine question. Clarification requested. Talk to me about interpolation. I’m confused. If people take actual intermediate metre readings at actual intermediate times within a piece, then this is not what i would consider interpolation. Rather it’s an intermediate split. Happy with that. Are we tho...
by Dogma Dave
Sun Jul 05, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8151
Views: 236541

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

I have found that the best way to improve your technique is to row strapless - the only time I ever strap in is for a TT, and I find I can go up to 28/29 spm quite comfortably while rowing strapless. As far as df goes, I believe in setting the level wherever you feel best. Most of the people on the...
by Dogma Dave
Sun Jul 05, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8151
Views: 236541

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

At that rate, there is absolutely nowhere to hide in terms of technique Unfortunately there are other errors that creep in... My self appraisal as a rank amateur takes that well and truly into account Iain, I can assure you... :roll: I wasn’t for a moment suggesting that rowing at a slower rate aut...
by Dogma Dave
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8151
Views: 236541

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

As a rank amateur in this game, dropping my stroke rate to 20 rpm or thereabouts in recent weeks has given a different dimension to my erging. At that rate, there is absolutely nowhere to hide in terms of technique. Even I can see that mine has come on in leaps and bounds. I was inspired by watchin...
by Dogma Dave
Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8151
Views: 236541

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

As a rank amateur in this game, dropping my stroke rate to 20 rpm or thereabouts in recent weeks has given a different dimension to my erging. At that rate, there is absolutely nowhere to hide in terms of technique. Even I can see that mine has come on in leaps and bounds. I was inspired by watching...
by Dogma Dave
Tue Jun 30, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Millionaires club-Season
Replies: 3002
Views: 185192

Re: Millionaires club-Season

I am absolutely loving Jill’s write ups of our million metre heroes... :lol:

Keep ‘em coming... :D
by Dogma Dave
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: New 2K best time
Replies: 1
Views: 113

Re: New 2K best time

Seriously impressive stuff... =D>
by Dogma Dave
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Nonathlon 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 2737

Re: Nonathlon 2021

I must agree. Jon has brought the Nonathlon to life. Well done young man ...
by Dogma Dave
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Summer Solstice Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 312

Re: Summer Solstice Challenge

Fortunately, my son is currently studying for his A Levels, and has kindly advised me as follows: In any given year, the June solstice occurs at the particular moment that the Earth is positioned in its orbit such that the North Pole is leaning most towards the sun, ie the sun is directly over the ...
by Dogma Dave
Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:51 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Last year of the Meteboard? / Meterboard3?
Replies: 42
Views: 2168

Re: Last year of the Meteboard? / Meterboard3?

Thanks for taking all this on Jon. It is very much appreciated. Happy to dip into my pocket to help contribute to the cause...
by Dogma Dave
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12214
Views: 352845

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

I had an early morning crack at the HM today to bag the Summer Solstice challenge at the same time. A friend offered to row with me, so we had the slightly odd, but ultimately enjoyable experience of rowing together over video. I would recommend this if you get a chance. He is a very strong rower a...
by Dogma Dave
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12214
Views: 352845

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Not to be outdone by all you gentlemen crushing PB's I have managed 2 more. A 4 min distance up from 1000 to 1020m, amazing how so much extra effort adds up to so few extra meters over just 4 mins. :D My Sunday morning long session took exactly 1 min of my HM time set with the last crazybear HM las...
by Dogma Dave
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Summer Solstice Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 312

Re: Summer Solstice Challenge

fkoene wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:44 pm
Thanks Dave,

I read this just in time to celebrate the summer solstice on the exact right moment.
Didn't complete the challenge though cause my wife needed the study today. Where the C2 is also located. Not to sorry for that, better luck next year.
Nights are drawing in... :roll:
by Dogma Dave
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Summer Solstice Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 312

Re: Summer Solstice Challenge

JonT wrote:
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:46 pm
That tidies that up then.
:lol:

Apparently, he’s revising French tomorrow, if you want to get your questions in early... :roll:
by Dogma Dave
Sat Jun 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Summer Solstice Challenge
Replies: 15
Views: 312

Re: Summer Solstice Challenge

I'm slightly confused. Is it on the 20th or 21st? You’re right to be confused Paul. The challenge is in the 20th even though the Solstice is on the 21st 🤷🏼 Fortunately, my son is currently studying for his A Levels, and has kindly advised me as follows: In any given year, the June solstice occurs a...
by Dogma Dave
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12214
Views: 352845

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Well it’s a few years since I wrote anything other than congratulations to others on this page. I set out to do a steady 30mins R18 row today but after 3k boredom set in and a little voice convinced me that having a bash at the Nonathlon 1k was a far better idea. So I bashed one out. https://upload...
by Dogma Dave
Fri Jun 12, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Nonathlon 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 2737

Re: Nonathlon 2021

I have found that signing up for the Nonathlon for the first time this season has given me a bit more motivation to do the longer set pieces that I might not normally attempt. Anything that challenges you to get out of your comfort zone and row different pieces rather than the same old same old is ...
by Dogma Dave
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Nonathlon 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 2737

Re: Nonathlon 2021

Dave, Keep piling the points up! Stan hasn’t been on the forum for a couple of weeks now but I’m sure he will catch up soon. Does anyone have contact details for Stan? We should check he’s ok. Jon Cheers Jon. I have found that signing up for the Nonathlon for the first time this season has given me...
by Dogma Dave
Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Nonathlon 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 2737

Re: Nonathlon 2021

Dogma Dave wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:27 am
Hi Stan

Please would you add DogmaDave. I am up and running on the Nonathlon site...

Thanks
Dave
Like Paul, I did a 60 minute effort yesterday to register a nonathlon score. If anyone would care to add me to the FS list 🙄, I’m currently as follows:

DogmaDave 6912 M54H

Thanks
by Dogma Dave
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May ctc - 1‘, standing start
Replies: 49
Views: 2084

Re: May ctc - 1‘, standing start

Masochism. Pure and simple. Managed 301m. Best result for 11 years. That said, the only other one minute sprint I did was 11 years ago. I may pencil another one in for 2031. I may not... :oops:
by Dogma Dave
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:27 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Nonathlon 2021
Replies: 100
Views: 2737

Re: Nonathlon 2021

Hi Stan

Please would you add DogmaDave. I am up and running on the Nonathlon site...

Thanks
Dave