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by Mat
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June CTC
Replies: 43
Views: 1395

Re: June CTC

I've done a bit more erging over the last few weeks (usual reason... an injury or two preventing me from running as much as I'd want), so thought I'd give the C2C a bit of a go

Ouch! Thats deceptively tough! (Sorry Erik 8-[ )
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by Mat
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3272
Views: 161299

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

Thanks Dave :D :D

Sounds like my injury-enforced reappearance on the erg may have just missed out me on being pruned :lol: :lol:
by Mat
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3272
Views: 161299

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

Well Dave - its been a VERY long time since I've troubled this particular thread (you'd have thought I'd have had the decency to make it exact, but no :oops: :oops:)

Here goes...
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by Mat
Wed Dec 04, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: December ctc - 7 x 1 minute / 70“r
Replies: 40
Views: 2650

Re: December ctc - 7 x 1 minute / 70“r

Great early starts from Guy, Erik and Claudius =D> =D> Hoped the cast would be off yesterday, but have been told it needs to be on for another 3 weeks, so I'd better get used to the erg :shock: Took a shot at this one first thing today; went too fast on the first one but somehow managed to recover e...
by Mat
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 45
Views: 3236

Re: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m

Thanks Erik - good to hear from you again, and I hope all is well with you :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin: Great row Felton - sound painful :twisted: Well done Janet =D> Took a second a final shot at it this afternoon - found it incredibly hard, but managed to improve on all intervals so pretty happy with the r...
by Mat
Fri Nov 22, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 45
Views: 3236

Re: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m

Thanks Steve, thanks Peter. It's okay to laugh :lol: Its the 5th metatarsal thats broken (displaced fracture), so the cast is there really to hold it in place so it can heal (and to stop me doing anything stupid - I waited 3 weeks to go to hospital thinking it was a soft tissue injury and only went ...
by Mat
Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 45
Views: 3236

Re: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m

Well done all - a deceptively difficult challenge! I'm back on the erg which must mean I'm injured and can't run :? Fortunately, it seems that I can row with a broken foot (though the cast does prevent me coming all the way forward at the catch! :lol: ) Took a look at this and thought I'd give it a ...
by Mat
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r
Replies: 50
Views: 3134

Re: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r

Ouch! Had another couple of goes this week. Determined to get under 1:40 average. Baled on the 13th interval a couple of days ago after going off too fast, so it was do or die this morning. Right up to the final interval I wasn't sure which of the two would be the outcome, but turned out I managed t...
by Mat
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r
Replies: 50
Views: 3134

Re: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r

It's been a while, but as I've posted on the CTC, I figured it'd be rude not to drop in and say hello to anyone who remembers me :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin: I've been running for the last few years with the erg generally relegated to the occasional time that injury restricts the running. Unfortunately, the ...
by Mat
Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:03 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4502
Views: 200471

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Felt rather controlled, but almost let it slip on the last 100m, (another but) ended up with 1:27.6, must be satisfied with that... Still - I hope it goes easier on Sunday, when I´ll do 2 times 500m in the 8GP relay: http://8gp.dk/?sprog=en For these events I´m back with my old team from Aarhus, ho...
by Mat
Thu Nov 03, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4502
Views: 200471

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

And got another SB Tuesday, just converting the 10k pace into a 30 minute beast: 8340m... Very Nice Erik :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin: =D> =D> =D> I think you are being a bit sneaky about that 1k ctc - always know you can pull a damn good 1k out of your hat when you want to... Honestly not being sneaky Erik ...
by Mat
Sun Oct 30, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4502
Views: 200471

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

So happy to announce I cracked the 36 minutes that I had a dream of in the beginning of the month: 35:56.6 1:47.8 30spm I knew you could do it Erik =D> =D> ^O^ ^O^ =D> =D> Sounds like a really well executed row, which delivered a well-deserved result :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin: I don't think I'll be giving...
by Mat
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4502
Views: 200471

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Hard 30' this morning - thought I might manage 8300m, but just short at 8293m, 1:48.5, 26, 151 8)
by Mat
Mon Oct 24, 2016 10:51 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4502
Views: 200471

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Got my TT Bike yesterday - fantastic feeling... Either it was built for me, or I was built for it... :lol: :wink: ...or perhaps a bit of both :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin: Sound like you're flying on the erg again now after your (very) brief rest from it =D> =D> ^O^ ^O^ I'll look forward to hearing about the...
by Mat
Sun Oct 16, 2016 12:54 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4502
Views: 200471

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

So Erik - how is the TT bike :?: :twisted: :-P Hope you managed to pick it up this week, and have had a chance to take it out for a spin :D :D I've been able to get running again this week - the most I've done since before the injury. Keeping it to around the 10k ish distance to ensure I don't put b...
by Mat
Sun Oct 09, 2016 12:25 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4502
Views: 200471

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Some 21 secs faster (and new SB), and keeping the hope for a sub 36 alive: 36:16.6 1:48.8 28spm Very nice Erik =D> =D> =D> and with 3 weeks to go, am confident that this points towards a sub 36' before month's end :twisted: :fsbgrin: I tend to keep track of Jon and Lee through Strava, and it's impr...
by Mat
Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:02 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4502
Views: 200471

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Thanks Mat, its like the old days on this thread again All we need now are Jon-an intermittent but recent visitor and Jason and Doc Slow Row to have most of the old gang back together. Many thanks to Erik for keeping the thread going Cheers Alan :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin: Not sure how long I'll last, but ...
by Mat
Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4502
Views: 200471

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

...when 40 when I managed around 37 mins for a 10k, was probably around 12 and a half stone then not the 14 stone plus of today :oops: Thanks for the kind comments Alan :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin: That's a very impressive time for the 10k =D> =D> I can confidently say that I'm pretty unlikely to reach eith...
by Mat
Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:03 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4502
Views: 200471

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Thanks all for the great welcome back :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin: Please tell us about your Triathlon escapades and runs [-o< Not sure everyone will be interested, but as you asked, I'll sum up the last few years as quickly as I can... In summer of '12, I was struggling to keep the intensity of erg training...
by Mat
Tue Sep 27, 2016 3:05 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4502
Views: 200471

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Great to hear from you Erik, and even better that you seem to have found a great balance in terms of both life and rowing :D :D It sounds as if you've had a great summer getting back on the water, and have also found an idyllic place to live for much of the time too :fsbgrin: I'm sure that your cat ...
by Mat
Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4502
Views: 200471

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

No goal of a sub 17 5k this time then? HI Rodger, and thanks for the welcome back :fsbgrin: I don't think there's any chance of a sub 17' this time around [-X :lol: I think I'd need a good few months of consistent erg training to get anywhere close, and I'm hoping that I'll be back running again be...
by Mat
Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:09 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4502
Views: 200471

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Hi all... long time no post :oops: and an equally long time without any signifcant erging :oops: Big hello to old friends :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin: and huge respect to Erik who has kept this thread going almost single-handedly for much of the intervening years ^O^ ^O^ In the last few years, I've spent a l...
by Mat
Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:16 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4502
Views: 200471

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Thanks for the comments guys :D My weight always varied a bit, but at the start of the year was around 92kg, so I've dropped about 7kg. This is partly down to training, but also a good chunk "fell off" when I gave up sugar sometime in Jan - so no biscuits, desserts or any other sugary stuff. My snac...
by Mat
Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:27 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4502
Views: 200471

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Just a very quick visit guys - was in front of the PC with a few minutes spare and thought I'd look in Great to see so many solid training sessions going on - keep up the good work Erik and Jon =D> ^O^ =D> ^O^ =D> ^O^ I must confess that I haven't sat on my erg since April, and even stored it in a c...
by Mat
Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:04 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4502
Views: 200471

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Just a quick note to stay that I'm still lurking around - just haven't had a chance to catch up here propely since my hol

Will catch up soon I promise, but until then - great stuff from all, and keep up the good work =D> =D> :D :D