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by Mat
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r
Replies: 34
Views: 1119

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: 4500
Views: 188331

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: 4500
Views: 188331

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: 4500
Views: 188331

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: 4500
Views: 188331

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: 4500
Views: 188331

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: 4500
Views: 188331

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: 4500
Views: 188331

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: 4500
Views: 188331

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: 4500
Views: 188331

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: 4500
Views: 188331

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: 4500
Views: 188331

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: 4500
Views: 188331

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: 4500
Views: 188331

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: 4500
Views: 188331

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: 4500
Views: 188331

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: 4500
Views: 188331

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
by Mat
Wed Dec 11, 2013 1:45 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 188331

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Very nice, consistent set of 3k's Andy, and even more impressive that you decided to do an extra one too =D> =D> =D> Yesterday morning was a 3 x 10' r2' session - Total 30' 8506m, ave 1:45.8, 27 (splits 1:46.3, 1:45.6, 1:45.4) Last night a 30' session on RP and I continued with the aim of improving ...
by Mat
Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Mat
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: Happy Birthday Mat

Thanks guys - I've had a great day (once I'd got through this morning's 3 x 10' that is!) :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin:
by Mat
Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 188331

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

3 x 10' r2' for me this morning;

Total 30' - 8506m, 1:45.8, 27 (1:46.3, 1:45.6, 1:45.4)

Intended to take it steady but ended up working much harder than I'd intended :roll: :D
by Mat
Sun Dec 08, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 188331

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Good work on the 10k Andy, and an impressive set of 1ks , especially given that you're still getting back into it - very nice 8) =D> =D> Great to see you tackling this 31 Days of Christmas Erik - some very impressive performances every day, and I'm sure that pushing these paces will be improving you...
by Mat
Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 188331

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

An easy morning with a couple of gentle 5k's today...

5k @ 1:48.0 (18') normal rate

5k @ 1:53.8 (19') R22

Not too demanding this morning :fsbgrin:
by Mat
Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Songs that make you pull harder and faster
Replies: 16
Views: 5571

Re: Songs that make you pull harder and faster

I'm not sure that I belong on this thread because of all the songs listed above, I've only ever owned, or can honestly say I recognise the Dire Straits and Pink Floyd ones. Yes, I've bought very little music since the 90's, but my kids are gradually improving my repertoire! Almost all of my erging i...
by Mat
Thu Dec 05, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 188331

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Apologies for the absence guys - it's been a bit of a funny week :? The elliptical trainers are great Andrew, especially for times when you can't / don't want to run or erg - and just like the erg, you can make the workout just as tough as you like! You can't go wrong with Lifefitness either :fsbgri...
by Mat
Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:25 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: December CTC: 3x2k/3´ slowest rep to count
Replies: 27
Views: 2053

Re: December CTC: 3x2k/3´ slowest rep to count

You're right Rodger - it's all about getting that first rep just right No idea how it relates to a 4 x 1800m as I've never done one :wink: but I reckon it should be somewhere around your 5k pace. How much above or below depends on how recent your 5k time is :!: In case it helps anyone with compariso...