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by Jon
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March ctc - 2 x 15 min / 3'r, static starts, the slower to count
Replies: 92
Views: 4761

Re: March ctc - 2 x 15 min / 3'r, static starts, the slower to count

#-o Claudius, leaving night shifts behind will reap dividends over the next few months. I stopped working nights last May and have found training much more predictable (energy levels were so variable)! I don’t know what my current 5K or 6K time is, so goal pace was based on a session from last week,...
by Jon
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March ctc - 2 x 15 min / 3'r, static starts, the slower to count
Replies: 92
Views: 4761

Re: March ctc - 2 x 15 min / 3'r, static starts, the slower to count

Some great early entries already as expected from freespirits. David, I think the assembly of the Millenium Falcon is quickening your pace :lol: Paul V - nice to see such an early second attempt. Erik, excellent as ever and in your consistency ^O^ I’ve not been going so fast over longer stuff lately...
by Jon
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1
Replies: 57
Views: 2899

Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

I'm slowly getting back into the swing of these ctc's (unlike the stalwart members here who have consistently been putting in superb efforts). I was pleased to be kicked out of a temporary seat last month by Morten and impressed with Erik's significant improvement (in his signature style of repetit...
by Jon
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1
Replies: 57
Views: 2899

Re: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1

I'm slowly getting back into the swing of these ctc's (unlike the stalwart members here who have consistently been putting in superb efforts). I was pleased to be kicked out of a temporary seat last month by Morten and impressed with Erik's significant improvement (in his signature style of repetiti...
by Jon
Thu Feb 01, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: January ctc - 1000m/250m/1000m/250m/1000m (R:2'/3'/2'/3')
Replies: 83
Views: 3957

Re: January ctc - 1000m/250m/1000m/250m/1000m (R:2'/3'/2'/3')

Some great late entries, David, Paul V and Morten!

What a response!! It's tricky holding onto seats :lol: :shock: :fswink:

Good luck Morten with the Nationals at the weekend :!:
by Jon
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: January ctc - 1000m/250m/1000m/250m/1000m (R:2'/3'/2'/3')
Replies: 83
Views: 3957

Re: January ctc - 1000m/250m/1000m/250m/1000m (R:2'/3'/2'/3')

^O^ ^O^ ^O^ ^O^ ^O^ ^O^ :lol: My goodness Erik, I called for an answer and What a response! =D> =D> =D> That's so impressive you pulled that out of the bag with a day to spare. I forgot what fun this is (especially given there's not enough time for me to have another go :lol: :^o [-X ) A well deserv...
by Jon
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: January ctc - 1000m/250m/1000m/250m/1000m (R:2'/3'/2'/3')
Replies: 83
Views: 3957

Re: January ctc - 1000m/250m/1000m/250m/1000m (R:2'/3'/2'/3')

Thank you Erik and Felton Having someone else's score up as a pace guide makes a big difference, I doubt I could have done this otherwise. I don't think I'd have been good for a much quicker pace with multiple goes. I had a little extra time before work today, which I find makes a difference - too m...
by Jon
Tue Jan 30, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: January ctc - 1000m/250m/1000m/250m/1000m (R:2'/3'/2'/3')
Replies: 83
Views: 3957

Re: January ctc - 1000m/250m/1000m/250m/1000m (R:2'/3'/2'/3')

Congrats to one and all for this pretty unpleasant (aren’t they all), C2C I was hoping to get an entry in earlier this morning, but I’ve been splitting time with my new Ski-Erg (I’m so far useless at this), the Wattbike and the (proper) erg :fswink: Thanks to Erik on this one, I used his pace as a g...
by Jon
Sat Apr 01, 2017 7:59 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194366

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Hi Erik! Apologies for my conspicuous abscence, just so much going on lately! (I know I'm not alone there). There have been a lot of changes at work, though the effects of these may go on for a bit yet. Glad to hear you are well and the medication is suiting you and I really hope the repeat echocard...
by Jon
Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194366

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

I'm glad to hear you had good results on your blood tests Erik. I thought 120 sounded a bit low, but then what is your max HR these days? On beta blockers, I'm not sure what % exertion this will equate to, though it is somewhat disappointing. Perhaps in time they might revise this (I suspect if you ...
by Jon
Tue Feb 14, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194366

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

My ithlete HR variance suggested an easy day today, so why not try a sub-max 2K time trial! I thought I should after the previous confusion. Actually I doubt I'll train tomorrow then we're off to find some sunshine for a week, so no erg training, just a swimming pool and a knackered gym without a C2...
by Jon
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194366

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Oops, sorry Erik. Thanks, though I hadn't made it at all clear! I did 4*500m intervals and even then my result wasn't too good! :oops: [-X I've now edited my above post to clarify this. I should think with a bit more focused training I should get to this time though and hopefully quite a bit better ...
by Jon
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194366

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Wow Erik. That's an unexpected ctc entry, please don't overdo things. Have you had advice on what HR range you can push yourself to. I'm sure you've ample experience in terms of staying well within your capabilities. I'm sure that'll maintain at least boat 2. Great you've heard from Paul Gould. It's...
by Jon
Fri Feb 10, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194366

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Well done Erik, that is a superb result for cruising speed! It must be awful not being able to drive. Further credit to you for working. I recall your house being quite remote. Good luck getting everything moved out of your apartment. I'm assuming all the stuff is going into your home, which no doub...
by Jon
Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: EIRC 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 3418

Re: EIRC 2017

Awesome Plummy! Well Done!

Even more impressive considering how you were hammering yourself even days before the competition!
by Jon
Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: EIRC 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 3418

Re: EIRC 2017

Congratulations Dave! Superb result, you must feel well chuffed with yourself (if you're allowed to say this anymore)!?

Looking forwards to seeing more news etc of the day on Facebook!
by Jon
Sun Feb 05, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194366

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Thanks Erik. I forgot to mention, I think it shows great sportsmanship that you are able to enter a time for the ctc despite knowing you are capable of so much more. I'm sorry I don't have you to guide me towards a hard target but I'm inspired you continue to train and stay positive about your condi...
by Jon
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:55 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: EIRC 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 3418

Re: EIRC 2017

Smash it Dave! I'm sure you'll enjoy the day all the more (especially after you've rowed). I wish I'd started training a bit sooner, I'd have loved to have gone (as it is I'm working so can't attend to support even). It's a great venue and a very well run event, and always good to see what's going o...
by Jon
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194366

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

:fswink: Good to see all the tributes aptly flooding in for you Erik :fswink: You have been down, but most definitely a long way from out! I had a light workout comparatively yesterday, so did the ctc, quite impressive for me (two months consecutive efforts)! 15:00 4428 1:41.6 30spm Details on the c...
by Jon
Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:46 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: The February CTC
Replies: 41
Views: 3611

Re: The February CTC

That’s a great rate capped result Dan, I’m sure you’ll see a significant improvement as you go up the ladder. Dave, you’re not exactly tapering, though your ultra marathon-esque make up shouldn’t suffer too much for Sunday, good luck. That’s a fine result. I can see you’d need the tranquillity of yo...
by Jon
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194366

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Following your FB posts Erik, it is good to hear you have reached a diagnosis, and inspiring to hear how you are dealing with it also. That you have managed to continue training throughout shows great tenacity. Following a very hard cross team challenge effort, the rhythm of my training has felt som...
by Jon
Fri Feb 03, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that Film
Replies: 2061
Views: 96978

Re: Name that Film

Con Air, Why couldn't you just put the bunny, back in the box?

Some other great quotes also, like 'Cyrus, It's your barbecue and man it tastes good'.
by Jon
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194366

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

So good to see you back on the scene Jane and posting in the CTC thread! Thanks for dropping in. Great stuff Erik, keeping the momentum going with sensible training! I have been aware of the risks of NSAIDs re cardiovascular risks in general, though I hadn’t been so aware young ‘healthy’ people were...
by Jon
Sun Jan 29, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: The January CTC
Replies: 72
Views: 5449

Re: The January CTC

Great to have two more boats floated, thanks indeed to Jane and Jill. Really awesome to see you posting again Jane! Back in business for sure! The monitors are all too ready to round us down, and we take that, but if your PM3 monitor tells you a score, I think it’s appropriate to record it! (Perhaps...
by Jon
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194366

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Thanks Erik, I am enjoying how the exercise is making me feel and there is a glimmer of optimism for further improvement. Remarkable impromptu workout Erik given the circumstances! ^O^ Of course I know you are capable of at least this sort of result and more. You've obviously got the bearings grease...