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by J-Dog
Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8029
Views: 211900

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Good to be back, and very glad you're still here.

Where else would I go to talk about erging pain?

J-Dog
by J-Dog
Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8029
Views: 211900

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

A gentle 3k yesterday.

My first training since before Christmas.

I got a nasty virus, which turned into a chest/lung infection and hung about for most of January. Thought the cough would never go.

Finally feeling strong again, so trying to get back into rowing.

What's the news?

J-Dog
by J-Dog
Tue Nov 22, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: The January CTC will be our choice
Replies: 31
Views: 3003

Re: The January CTC will be our choice

Very happy with either 6k or 30'.

I might even get afloat (ha ha) as those are the distances I'm focusing on to get fitter.

If we want to add the 'make it a bit weird' requirement in, too, how about 7102m?

Still the right sort of distance, and 2017 backwards?

J-Dog
by J-Dog
Fri Nov 18, 2016 8:38 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?
Replies: 2875
Views: 113045

Re: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

Thanks, Zoot. Tried 30' again after work. Thought I could beat my PB of 6,450 2:19.5, but it seems I've got to the stage where I can only expect smaller improvements each time. HR was at max with 10 mins still to go, and in those 10 mins I was getting slower, not faster :-) 30:00.0 6,419m 2:20.2 127...
by J-Dog
Tue Nov 15, 2016 6:23 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?
Replies: 2875
Views: 113045

Re: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

OK, decided to improve my 30' SB (and maybe PB). SB was easy (I'd only done it once this year, right at the beginning). PB from 4 years ago was 6,450 (2:19.6) Putting my recent heart-bursting 10k and 2k times into the magic prediction machine told me to aim at 2:21.0 Here's what happened: 30:00.0 6,...
by J-Dog
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12059
Views: 315913

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Cheers, both.

Not sure how long it will be before I get to sub-8:00, but I guess gradual cardio-respiratory capacity building will do it in the end.

J-Dog
by J-Dog
Sat Nov 12, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12059
Views: 315913

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

First 2k under 9:00 :-) 8:55.0 2,000m 2:13.7 146 802 29 152 2:14.8 500m 2:14.8 143 791 29 134 2:14.5 1,000m 2:14.5 144 795 29 149 2:13.1 1,500m 2:13.1 148 809 29 160 2:12.6 2,000m 2:12.6 150 816 30 167 Hurt a bit. Not sure I can do much better than this for a while. I may have been able to beat this...
by J-Dog
Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?
Replies: 2875
Views: 113045

Re: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

Wow. Nice rowing, Rodger ^O^

I'm hoping to go below 9:00 for a 2k next, but 7:30 seems a few years away at this stage :-)

J-Dog
by J-Dog
Sun Nov 06, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?
Replies: 2875
Views: 113045

Re: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

Cheers, Zoot.

Yes, it hurt, but I couldn't resist trying to beat the 49 mins :-)

J-Dog
by J-Dog
Sun Nov 06, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?
Replies: 2875
Views: 113045

Re: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

Bottled out of the 1k CTC, and went for another 10k instead. HR was nearly 160 with 6k to go :-O but I managed to persevere and knock nearly a minute off my SB! Another 58 secs to go for my PB, which was 4 years ago. 48:57.4 10,000m 2:26.8 26 156 9:49.2 2,000m 2:27.3 25 139 9:48.9 4,000m 2:27.2 26 1...
by J-Dog
Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:37 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k unrestricted, standing start
Replies: 51
Views: 4697

Re: November ctc - 1k unrestricted, standing start

Zoot, fair enough. Thanks for explanation. Sounds more like work than fun :-) The magic FS pace predictor suggests 2:08.5 is what I should expect, so 2:10 wasn't as bad as I thought. I'll try and suffocate myself into a 2:08 for the CTC boatage, then maybe go back to improving my 10k. Unless it turn...
by J-Dog
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:20 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2016 weight loss thread
Replies: 139
Views: 12425

Re: 2016 weight loss thread

I've been failing at this. 13st 11lbs now, so basically back to where I was ages ago.

Evening snacks and not enough exercise have been my failings.

Well done, Zoot, for continuous progress!

J-Dog
by J-Dog
Thu Nov 03, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k unrestricted, standing start
Replies: 51
Views: 4697

Re: November ctc - 1k unrestricted, standing start

Zoot, I hear that gentle challenge :-) It was a weird sort of painful: my need for air seemed to be way ahead of my rising pulse rate, rather than staying in step as it does in the longer distances. I was struggling to breath properly, even though my HR was only 150 or so. Normally, I start puffing ...
by J-Dog
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k unrestricted, standing start
Replies: 51
Views: 4697

Re: November ctc - 1k unrestricted, standing start

4:21.0 1,000m 2:10.5 30 138 0:27.2 100m 2:16.0 31 114 0:26.7 200m 2:13.5 32 118 0:26.1 300m 2:10.5 30 126 0:26.0 400m 2:10.0 30 134 0:26.1 500m 2:10.5 30 139 0:25.9 600m 2:09.5 30 143 0:26.0 700m 2:10.0 30 147 0:25.8 800m 2:09.0 30 151 0:25.7 900m 2:08.5 30 154 0:25.7 1,000m 2:08.5 33 155 That was r...
by J-Dog
Sun Oct 30, 2016 7:42 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October CTC: 10k unrestricted
Replies: 137
Views: 9890

Re: October CTC: 10k unrestricted

OK, just managed to get in a 10k before the month is up. Time Meters /500m Watts Cal/Hr s/m h/r 49:53.2 10,000m 2:29.6 104 657 25 150 10:06.5 2,000m 2:31.6 100 644 25 134 10:02.5 4,000m 2:30.6 102 651 25 142 10:01.6 6,000m 2:30.4 103 654 26 151 09:54.8 8,000m 2:28.7 106 664 26 161 09:47.8 10,000m 2:...
by J-Dog
Sat Oct 22, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3151
Views: 131294

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

Very well done, both!

J-Dog
by J-Dog
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2016 weight loss thread
Replies: 139
Views: 12425

Re: 2016 weight loss thread

Slight cheat (just finished a 10k row) but now at 13st 10lbs, just so lost 2 pounds after the excess of holidays.

Still need to lose a pound a week to hit 13 stone by Chrimbo.

J-Dog
by J-Dog
Sat Oct 22, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October CTC: 10k unrestricted
Replies: 137
Views: 9890

Re: October CTC: 10k unrestricted

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Got there without heart exploding, so a good first result?

Can definitely go faster than this, though.

PB is 48:01 2:24.0 from Dec 2012, so I've got some catching up to do.

J-Dog
by J-Dog
Mon Oct 17, 2016 10:04 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2016 weight loss thread
Replies: 139
Views: 12425

Re: 2016 weight loss thread

Zoot+, Apologies. Been away on hols with no scales, no erg, and lots of food and wine. Got back late last night. Checked this morning and I'm 13st 12lbs, so back up a pound over the two weeks. Lots of travelling this week, but I'm hoping to get a 10k in at some point. Well done to everyone who's mak...
by J-Dog
Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8029
Views: 211900

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Last day in Paradise today. Been in Tenerife for a few weeks, doing eight tenths of naff all (at least exercise-wise) with Paula :-) Weight might be OK, as I've had lots of fish and few carbs. Erg power and endurance may have slipped back a bit. Lots of travelling tomorrow, then catching up at work....
by J-Dog
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:28 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September CTC: Tribesports Ten
Replies: 144
Views: 11766

Re: September CTC: Tribesports Ten

Bloody marvellous. Very well done!

You should reward yourself with beer and cake.

J-Dog
by J-Dog
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Happy Birthday CamiCrew
Replies: 11
Views: 1238

Re: Happy Birthday CamiCrew

Happy Birthday. Take it easy, and have a good 'un.

J-Dog
by J-Dog
Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October CTC: 10k unrestricted
Replies: 137
Views: 9890

Re: October CTC: 10k unrestricted

Great advice, all. I'm grateful. I used to do 10k and 30' sessions as my normal training when I was keen, three years ago. I got down to 2:24.0 for 10k on Christmas Eve 2012 (my PB). My training then was aimed at aerobic fitness, so long sessions at a pace that I could maintain to the end without bu...
by J-Dog
Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:16 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October CTC: 10k unrestricted
Replies: 137
Views: 9890

Re: October CTC: 10k unrestricted

Rodger (and Thomas): that's really useful. Thanks. I'm improving fairly quickly at the moment, from a pretty low baseline, but that gives me a useful yardstick. Sheena: 2:20 would kill me for even the 30' at the moment. I was well into the 160+ bpm range (with 2:23.7), which is too high for safety u...
by J-Dog
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October CTC: 10k unrestricted
Replies: 137
Views: 9890

Re: October CTC: 10k unrestricted

IMG_0003.jpg OK, there's a plan, here. Go with it. The only options I have to get a reasonable showing in the October CTC (and not be on my own in the last boat, again are: 1) bribery and corruption, lying, mass hypnosis, etc.; 2) gender re-assignment surgery (probably stings a lot?); 3) start prac...