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by Mat
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: August CTC -100m/200m/300m/400m/500m/400m/300m/200m/100m with 1 minute rest
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: August CTC -100m/200m/300m/400m/500m/400m/300m/200m/100m with 1 minute rest

Woke up with a bit of a thick head this morning and figured this was the ideal way to blow away some cobwebs :shock: Took the first two as a bit of "free pass" and just rated high and fast before settling in with a plan to stay under 1:40 for the remainder. Toughest intervals were the seco...
by Mat
Sun Aug 01, 2021 9:31 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: August CTC -100m/200m/300m/400m/500m/400m/300m/200m/100m with 1 minute rest
Replies: 4
Views: 122

August CTC -100m/200m/300m/400m/500m/400m/300m/200m/100m with 1 minute rest

Isenhurst Rowers - August challenge

This is in memory of Sean Tarling, who was one of our regular rowers, who sadly passed away in February and is sadly missed as part of our team.

100m/200m/300m/400m/500m/400m/300m/200m/100m all with 1 minute rest in between.
by Mat
Wed Jul 07, 2021 10:13 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: July CTC - 5k/2k 7min rest, 1 at 20SPM
Replies: 37
Views: 921

Re: July CTC - 5k/2k 7min rest, 1 at 20SPM

Some great performances already this month - well done to all =D> =D> I'm enjoying the debate on which way to approach this one - for me I can't imagine doing a good 5k after a low rate 2k :shock: So, I had a go last night and somewhat overcooked the 5k from the start - going in at sub 1:50 pace and...
by Mat
Thu Jun 03, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 3 miles / 3‘r / 2 miles / 2‘r / 1 mile, first rep standing start
Replies: 17
Views: 670

Re: June ctc - 3 miles / 3‘r / 2 miles / 2‘r / 1 mile, first rep standing start

Nice one Jon =D> After a few half-hearted rows that ended almost as soon as they began, I figured that this one would be a good session to get me working to the end. As usual, not sure about current form so figured somewhere around 8k/30' pace would be a reasonably hard - turns out that I pretty wel...
by Mat
Thu May 13, 2021 9:46 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May ctc - 200 seconds, standing start
Replies: 31
Views: 2450

Re: May ctc - 200 seconds, standing start

Well done all for the attempts on this short but quite nasty piece! =D> I have to agree to agree with Erik's thoughts on this one. On face value, this is a simple timed piece, but the fact that the CTC website cannot correctly calculate the displayed pace leads me to believe that they should limit t...
by Mat
Mon Apr 05, 2021 7:52 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: April ctc - 10‘r20 - 5‘r - 10‘r20, the slower one to count
Replies: 38
Views: 2794

Re: April ctc - 10‘r20 - 5‘r - 10‘r20, the slower one to count

And big Congrats with the sub 40' 10k run, Mat! Are you still doing Triathlon? Thanks Erik :fsbgrin: I haven't done any triathlons for a few years - I found that I just didn't have time to put in enough hours on a bike (and at my weight I needed to get much better on the bike so as to avoid losing ...
by Mat
Sat Apr 03, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: April ctc - 10‘r20 - 5‘r - 10‘r20, the slower one to count
Replies: 38
Views: 2794

Re: April ctc - 10‘r20 - 5‘r - 10‘r20, the slower one to count

Well done to all that have tried it already =D> =D> I've always hated the low stroke rate stuff, especially when I was erging regularly and my usual stroke rate was close to 30. It felt extremely artificial to slow down, no matter how many people told me that it was good for me! Fortunately I now ra...
by Mat
Tue Mar 30, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March CTC - 6k
Replies: 32
Views: 2680

Re: March CTC - 6k

Well done all on some great results :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin: I put in a couple of place markers early this month and was "looking forward" to a proper hard go as the month went on. Unfortunately, I must have started 3-4 early morning rowing sessions by putting in 6k and then baling out after an...
by Mat
Mon Mar 01, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March CTC - 6k
Replies: 32
Views: 2680

Re: March CTC - 6k

Just kicked off the month with steady 6k to get a time on the board

6k - 22:32.2, 1:52.6, 24

I'm sure there'll be a bit more sweat to come later in the month but its nice to get a score posted :fsbgrin:

Good luck to all
by Mat
Thu Feb 25, 2021 8:25 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Strava Club - come and join
Replies: 5
Views: 411

Re: Strava Club - come and join

Thanks Jon :fsbgrin: I've joined, though for me Strava is almost all running, so please let me know if this distort things and I'll make a hasty exit :D I try to do couple of erg session per week but my old headmaster once reminded me that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, so who knows...
by Mat
Thu Feb 25, 2021 7:58 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: February ctc - 3x2k, 5‘r, no restrictions
Replies: 41
Views: 2317

Re: February ctc - 3x2k, 5‘r, no restrictions

Tough challenge this month - 3 x 2k will always be hard, but the 5' gives plenty of time for recovery so the chance to push a little harder... if you dare! I had a go earlier in the month and had intended to do this a few times as its a useful training piece. But of course as usual I did too much ru...
by Mat
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:00 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: CTC - Carole McNally Memorial
Replies: 10
Views: 649

Re: CTC - Carole McNally Memorial

Just taken my shot at it

10/20 FS 😁
by Mat
Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:27 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: January CTC - Mercian New Year pyramid
Replies: 36
Views: 2889

Re: January CTC - Mercian New Year pyramid

Fantastic Row Kevin =D> =D> =D> :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin:
by Mat
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:08 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: January CTC - Mercian New Year pyramid
Replies: 36
Views: 2889

Re: January CTC - Mercian New Year pyramid

Great improvement Fred =D> =D> I hope the back heals up quickly I finally plucked up the courage to try this one today though even before starting I was wondering when would be a reasonable point to bale out? As it was, I think I paced it just right because the pain didn't really kick in until halfw...
by Mat
Sun Jan 17, 2021 12:02 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: January CTC - Mercian New Year pyramid
Replies: 36
Views: 2889

Re: January CTC - Mercian New Year pyramid

Some great rows so far in what looks like a real challenge - both mentally and physically :shock: =D> =D> Eye watering performance (as ever) by Claudius ^O^ ^O^ After taking most of last month off the erg, I'm currently trying to get a bit of erg fitness back before tackling this one... can't say I'...
by Mat
Thu Dec 31, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: December ctc - 813m, standing start
Replies: 60
Views: 3974

Re: December ctc - 813m, standing start

🤣🤣 stupidly I've entered the Canadian championships 6th February. What was I thinking at my age !! The weights & erg sessions are robbing me of every ounce of energy. I've had one alcoholic drink over the festive season 😳😳 I also think the time Steve did deserves to be in boat 1 ^O^ loving the ...
by Mat
Thu Dec 31, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: December ctc - 813m, standing start
Replies: 60
Views: 3974

Re: December ctc - 813m, standing start

Kevinhorne44 wrote: Wed Dec 30, 2020 10:04 pmI'm off to bite my knuckles and to tell myself not to try again tomorrow 🤣🤣
Go on Kevin... you know you want to

It’s only a minute or so of discomfort followed by another excruciating minute or so, then you can get down to celebrating the end of 2020 :twisted: :twisted:
by Mat
Wed Dec 30, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: December ctc - 813m, standing start
Replies: 60
Views: 3974

Re: December ctc - 813m, standing start

Well done to all who have performed so far this month - especially those who have had multiple attempts at what is a truly horrible distance ^O^ =D> =D> I'd not been anywhere near the erg for almost a month after taking part in a running challenge leading up to Christmas, so when I sat down a couple...
by Mat
Sun Nov 29, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: NOVEMBER 2020 - CTC
Replies: 35
Views: 3506

Re: NOVEMBER 2020 - CTC

Well done all for some great rowing in this deceptively nasty challenge =D> =D> Extra credits to Claudius for an eye-watering row and to Jon whose pain I'm sure we all felt when he reported that his monitor crashed #-o I'd originally planned to have another shot at this one after taking a couple of ...
by Mat
Mon Nov 02, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: NOVEMBER 2020 - CTC
Replies: 35
Views: 3506

Re: NOVEMBER 2020 - CTC

Thanks for kicking this one off Jainser - great start [emoji106] I decided to have a go tonight (it was that or running and it was very wet and windy outside!) It’s been a long time since I’ve tried anything around the 1:40 pace so this was a bit of a shock to the system. I really didn’t like it! St...
by Mat
Fri Oct 30, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 30 mins., standing start, unrestricted
Replies: 67
Views: 4726

Re: October ctc - 30 mins., standing start, unrestricted

Mat talk like that is dangerous 🤣🤣🤣 I have been bitting my knuckles all week 😱🤣🤣 Thanks for the nudge Kevin - figured I'd best step up to the plate. Decided that the only way to do this would be to commit from the start knowing that I'd either get through it (painfully) or crash and burn horribly. ...
by Mat
Thu Oct 29, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 30 mins., standing start, unrestricted
Replies: 67
Views: 4726

Re: October ctc - 30 mins., standing start, unrestricted

That's a great effort Claudius =D> =D>
Close enough for me to aim for, but far enough away for me to have little confidence of getting there :lol: :lol:
by Mat
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 30 mins., standing start, unrestricted
Replies: 67
Views: 4726

Re: October ctc - 30 mins., standing start, unrestricted

Kevinhorne44 wrote: Sat Oct 24, 2020 3:32 pm Well done Mat 😎 you pipped me by 3 metres 🤣🤣

8037 @ 1:51.9 👍
Wow - looks as if my frantic final seconds were worth it!! :lol:

Nice rowing 8)
by Mat
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 30 mins., standing start, unrestricted
Replies: 67
Views: 4726

Re: October ctc - 30 mins., standing start, unrestricted

Thanks all for the feedback :fsbgrin: Some nice rowing this week, with Jon exceeding target by over 100m, and Wolfie throwing down the gauntlet to Peter :twisted: Since last weeks attempt, I kept up the 30' training with a 6k @ 1:50.8 on Monday and a 5x6'r1' (ave 1:51.7) on Wednesday. Thursday saw m...
by Mat
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 30 mins., standing start, unrestricted
Replies: 67
Views: 4726

Re: October ctc - 30 mins., standing start, unrestricted

Well done all for some great rowing on this month's challenge... you've got to love to hate the 30' :shock: Not quite the on-the-line-all-the-way that is the 5k, but long enough to have to worry about holding some back to get through it and at the same time worrying that if you don't put the work in...