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by thornmaster
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June CTC - Le Mont Blanc (4810m)
Replies: 30
Views: 2948

Re: June CTC - Le Mont Blanc (4810m)

Decided on CTC today and choose a pace that would give me a time that I would be happy with at the end of the month. Happy with the result and gives me the chance to go for sub 16 min later in the month.

4810 16:10.7 1:40.9 r27
by thornmaster
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Nice to see you back in here Eric and David. visitors always welcome here Boris. Good sessions from you Jason. 6 days off sinve my last row (life and work getting in the way). Decided on CTC today and choose a pace that would give me a time that I would be happy with at the end of the month. Happy w...
by thornmaster
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Know that feeling Jason as that was me yesterday. I had to ease off 3k into 3x5k r20 and didn't do 3rd interval. Was really tired after 3rd night shift followed by just 4 hours sleep. 4x3k 3 rest r24 for me today. Started at steady pace after yesterday's failed session. Felt nice and comfortable so ...
by thornmaster
Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Nice r22 session Jason. I'm only going to get a couple of goes at the CTC this month as I will be away for two weeks. It's good to know when to listen to your body so you can take appropriate recovery to be able to maximise training. Enforced rest day for me yesterday due to work. Today's session Pe...
by thornmaster
Mon Jun 01, 2015 5:42 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Good to see you posting some sessions Eric. Some pretty azing sessions David, you will be keeping us heavyweights honest. Since my last post I've had another nasty cold and then a recurrence of a back injury that put me out for most of April. Have been getting back in shape during May and posting my...
by thornmaster
Sun Feb 22, 2015 8:36 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Thanks David and Paul. All the tests I had at the doctor came back nevative, so sounds like this was just a nasty virus that developed into infected throat. Still not feeling 100% and need to finish the course of antibiotics. Yesterday I went for my first row (apart from CTC) for over 2 weeks. Decid...
by thornmaster
Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

12 days on from start of this virus and still feeling like crap. The only rowing I've done in that time was the one day CTC. Visited the doctor today, she thinks it is glandular fever and now waiting for test results to confirm. Really frustrating as January was a really good month training wise and...
by thornmaster
Sun Feb 15, 2015 1:14 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Footplate position
Replies: 8
Views: 1640

Re: Footplate position

One hole up normally for my size 15's and two up when I was still doing sprints on high drag and rating high.
by thornmaster
Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:49 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Nice fast sprints there David and a blistering fast stroke rate. I think I've only ever rated that high for all out 500m TT. I used to alter my drag for each session (up to 160 for sprints), but now keep it in the 125-130 range for everything.
by thornmaster
Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Carole McNally Memorial CTC
Replies: 27
Views: 1950

Re: Carole McNally Memorial CTC

Always nice to see so many Free Spirits taking part in this CTC each year. Illness and night shifts made this more unpleasant and slower than it should have been for me. Think in current form sub 1:35 pace should have been straight forward on another day.

1402m 4:34.2 1:37.8 r25
by thornmaster
Sat Feb 14, 2015 6:18 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Feb CTC - The Tribesports Twenty
Replies: 60
Views: 4630

Re: Feb CTC - The Tribesports Twenty

Paul, I was looking back through previous CTC threads and saw that you mentioned Anne Bourlioux persuading Margit Haarh Hansen to post some CTC efforts for Free Spirits (she posted 3 CTC scores last year). Just wondering if there was a way to give her a nudge as I think with our super fast new light...
by thornmaster
Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:32 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Feb CTC - The Tribesports Twenty
Replies: 60
Views: 4630

Re: Feb CTC - The Tribesports Twenty

Great distance David =D> . I was already thinking I need to up my game with the new women's 2k world record that is now faster than my 2k, now I'm getting overtaken by a lighweight in the same club.
by thornmaster
Sat Feb 14, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Hi David and welcome to Free spirits and this thread. You set a nice CTC and us heavyweights will have to up our game if we are going to keep up. My 2k and 5k times are very similar to yours (from 2012) and will be interesting to see how you progress. I am on the comeback trail at the moment and hop...
by thornmaster
Thu Feb 05, 2015 10:45 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Enforced rest day for me yesterday due work and family. Today was speed intervals 30 sec on 30 sec off, 10 intervals 3 min rest 10 intervals. Average for first 10 1:31.6 r30, ave for second 10 1:31.0 r29. First fast intervals I have done for a while apart from 8x500. Felt good to open the taps a bit...
by thornmaster
Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:53 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Yesterday had my first go at this month's CTC (5804m) details on the CTC thread. Today back to the plan.

3x5k 3 rest
1 19:03.7 1:54.3 r20 2 19:03.5 1:54.3 r20 3 18:57.7 1:53.7 r20 T 57:04.9 1:54.1 r20
by thornmaster
Mon Feb 02, 2015 10:35 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Feb CTC - The Tribesports Twenty
Replies: 60
Views: 4630

Re: Feb CTC - The Tribesports Twenty

Glad this is more up your street Jason, I look forward to seeing how much you can improve over the month. First go at this for me. Wasn't really sure how to pace this as my training lately has been longer low rate or faster intervals. Planned to maintain just under 1:45 pace for 15 min and then see ...
by thornmaster
Mon Feb 02, 2015 7:52 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Good to hear from you again Andrew. I think the most important thing when work or life get in the way of training is to take any opportunity you have and do the best session you can even when you can't really be bothered. Eric I know that feeling of rowing but not training, I'm sure this months CTC ...
by thornmaster
Sat Jan 31, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Still not feeling 100% today, so opted for something a bit slower than the planned CTC attempt.

3x3k 3 rest r24
1 10:58.8 1:49.9 r24 2 10:58.1 1:49.6 r24 3 10:41.0 1:46.8 r24 T 32:37.8 1:48.7 r24
by thornmaster
Fri Jan 30, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Feeling a bit under the weather yesterday and today so just a gentle paddle for 15k and 16k. Hopefully feel bit better tomorrow for something a bit quicker and to finish of my 310k in January for Janurow.
by thornmaster
Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:30 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Yesterday really couldn't be bothered so just paddled along until I got to 10k. Today back to plan 3x4k 3 min rest . 1 15:18.0 1:54.7 r20 2 15:18.7 1:54.8 r21 3 15:17.5 1:54.6 r21 T 45:54.1 1:54.7 r20 Was supposed to be r20 but lost focus a few times and rate crept up. Followed this with 10 min unte...
by thornmaster
Mon Jan 26, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

No rowing over the weekend for me due to wifes birthday and a trip to London. So two sessions again for me today. This morining was UT2 session totaling 16k. This evening was a 8x500m 3:30 rest that saw my total for the day to just over 27k. 1 1:35.0 r28 2 1:35.0 r28 3 1:35.0 r28 4 1:35.0 r28 5 1:35...
by thornmaster
Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Went off plan a bit today as I've been doing Janurow and have got a bit off target meters wise. This afternoon I covered just over 22k and this evening another 8k. Mostly 1:55-2:00 pace and approx 22 spm. This was by some way the furthest I've rowed in a day and put me a bit more on track for Janurow.
by thornmaster
Thu Jan 22, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Thanks Jason, I used to do the 1k session at around 1:40 pace but after doing the CTC i decided i better MTFU and go faster with the longer rests.

You could become a knuckle dragging sprint monkey like I used to be Jason. Lots of short intervals and weights. :twisted:
by thornmaster
Wed Jan 21, 2015 11:19 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

3x4k 3 rest r20 for me today. Was pretty tough and nearly didn't make it to the gym with a sudden case of cannotbearseditis before I left the house.
1 15:18.9 1:54.8 r20 2 15:16.1 1:54.5 r20 3 15:18.3 1:54.7 r21 T 45:53.3 1:54.7 r20
by thornmaster
Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:03 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194099

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Thanks Paul and for the eagle eye typo spot. I would be pretty happy if I could maintain that pace for 4x2k, will have to be content with sub 1:45 for now.