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by Richard Thomas
Thu Nov 14, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November CTC: 4 x 250m / 3 min rest
Replies: 105
Views: 6056

Re: November CTC: 4 x 250m / 3 min rest

Well done all! Some great times already especially those who have done sub 3 mins =D> =D> ^O^ ^O^ Didn't really know how to pace this but noted an earlier comment on here about aiming for an average around your 500m pb but I got a little carried away on the first two then suffered badly on the last ...
by Richard Thomas
Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:07 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October 2013 - celebrating the life of Gaye McOnie
Replies: 143
Views: 12545

Re: October 2013 - celebrating the life of Gaye McOnie

A great idea and excellent tribute! =D>

I'd be delighted to contribute. Please add me to the list.

An example of what being part of a team is all about.
by Richard Thomas
Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:20 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Rowing Fitness Test?
Replies: 14
Views: 888

Re: Rowing Fitness Test?

Forgive my ignorance but what's the 'pete plan'? :?
by Richard Thomas
Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard
Replies: 465
Views: 48073

Re: CTC Participation list and ranking

As a newish team member I think it's a great idea and seems a pretty fair scoring system to me Rodger. :)
by Richard Thomas
Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September CTC: 1000m static start
Replies: 42
Views: 3737

Re: September CTC: 1000m static start

Thanks Strider.
strider77 wrote:Just noticed very nice 2:59.8 from Damon "HAMMERGOD" Cripps =D> ^O^
Wow! Under 3 mins is exceptional. Well done Damon [-o< ^O^
by Richard Thomas
Fri Sep 27, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September CTC: 1000m static start
Replies: 42
Views: 3737

Re: September CTC: 1000m static start

Missed the last 2 ctc's due to being away so I'm glad to be back contributing.

Never done a 1k sprint before but based on my 2k pb was hoping for around 3:30ish so very pleased with a time of 3:31.9 :D Extreme Leg burn for the last 150 though! :evil:
by Richard Thomas
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12113
Views: 338225

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

zootMutant wrote:Well done, Richard! =D> =D> =D> Sometimes, surprise PBs are the best! :fsbgrin: Cheers.
Thanks Zoot. I had my eyes closed and counting at the end and mistimed the end finishing 10 secs too early #-o so think I've got a bit more in me. :lol:

Well done Jainser! Great 6k =D>
by Richard Thomas
Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:12 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12113
Views: 338225

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

30:00.0 7,236 2:04.4 22spm

Just about a new 30 minute PB today. Previous best was 7203.

A little surprising as I did it before breakfast and with only a 2 minute warm up! :o Realised half way through a PB was on the cards so went for it! :D
by Richard Thomas
Tue Jun 18, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June CTC: "Half a Pyramid"
Replies: 62
Views: 5872

Re: June CTC: "Half a Pyramid"

21:39.0 1:58.1/500 25/spm

Think I must have programmed it wrong! Those 1 minute rests couldn't have been a whole 1 minute :wink: :lol:

Found the 600 the hardest and very nearly reached for the bucket after the 400 but I guess I 'enjoyed' the last 3! :?
by Richard Thomas
Wed May 22, 2013 5:40 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Beginners
Replies: 454
Views: 64152

Re: Beginners

Great thread Zoot and as a newcomer to the team your comments are reassuring and very welcome! :D

I'll be sure to keep an eye on this and pick up advice and hope to contribute also. :)

Cheers!

Richard
by Richard Thomas
Fri May 17, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May CTC: 5555m
Replies: 56
Views: 4174

Re: May CTC: 5555m

Thank you Zoot. All sorted now.

I wasn't putting in a new password so can only assume it was the browser I was using. Worked first time with a different browser.

Thanks for your help :D :fssmile:
by Richard Thomas
Thu May 16, 2013 12:21 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May CTC: 5555m
Replies: 56
Views: 4174

Re: May CTC: 5555m

Thanks but tried that and it's telling me 'password incorrect' ? :? It's telling you that when you try to "Add/Update an Entry" [drop-down boxes where the most recent times show up]? Or when you try to "Add or Update a Person" ? It's telling me that when I try to add a person in the red link below ...
by Richard Thomas
Wed May 15, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May CTC: 5555m
Replies: 56
Views: 4174

Re: May CTC: 5555m

Thanks but tried that and it's telling me 'password incorrect' ? :?
by Richard Thomas
Wed May 15, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May CTC: 5555m
Replies: 56
Views: 4174

Re: May CTC: 5555m

Well done Stan!

Question to the forum please: How & who adds the individuals efforts to the CTC leaderboard? I'm new to this!

Cheers
by Richard Thomas
Wed May 15, 2013 7:05 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May CTC: 5555m
Replies: 56
Views: 4174

Re: May CTC: 5555m

Thanks for the encouragement! :D
by Richard Thomas
Wed May 15, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May CTC: 5555m
Replies: 56
Views: 4174

Re: May CTC: 5555m

Thanks but it's not a PB.

I Meant to say my current 5k best averaged at 2:03.6/500m last year so I was pretty pleased to get very near that rate with the 5555m. As I only started rowing last year I'm hoping to maybe beat a few PB's this year! [-o<
by Richard Thomas
Wed May 15, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May CTC: 5555m
Replies: 56
Views: 4174

Re: May CTC: 5555m

I haven't been competitively erging for a month or so due to preparing for and completing a charity run so just been using the erg for warm ups but I'm back now! :D My effort for the team was 5555m - 22:58.9 - 2:04.1 - 23spm Very pleased with that as my 5k best is at 2:03.6 :D Also well done to ever...
by Richard Thomas
Wed Apr 17, 2013 2:31 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: WELCOME to New Members
Replies: 2321
Views: 163176

Re: WELCOME to New Members

Welcome Kare. I'm a newbie to the team too and have found everyone to be very friendly and supportive. I understand your patience comment. Rowing is very much a tough psychologically demanding sport as well as physically demanding but you will eventually find your own personal way of dealing with th...
by Richard Thomas
Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:47 pm
Forum: Training Challenges
Topic: WAARC - April 2013 - 60min
Replies: 52
Views: 12247

Re: WAARC - April 2013 - 60min

Hi all

First time I've done a 60min session and it was after a few too many glasses of wine the night before so reckon I can improve on this! :lol:

13722 at 2:11.2 pace & 21spm. Weight 84kg Age 47
by Richard Thomas
Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:17 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12113
Views: 338225

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Well done Rich.

That's a lot better time than you were expecting I think?! Based on your postings you're really improving fast which is motivational for all us relative newbies!
by Richard Thomas
Thu Apr 04, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12113
Views: 338225

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Hi Richard I did my first and currently only HM in Jan this year. I agree with all that's been said already. Start off very steady with a low SR and build it up if you feel comfortable. Your times are currently very similar to mine and I averaged a 2.21 pace so I don't think Colin is too far off wit...
by Richard Thomas
Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:31 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: April CTC: 639m.
Replies: 45
Views: 3087

Re: April CTC: 639m.

Jeez!!! That's just shown up my rowing naivety #-o . Decided on the 'fly or die' option and went off far too quick!! First 520 mtrs at approx 1.34 pace (quicker than my current 500 so I knew then I'd probably messed it up!) giving me a finish time of 2.00 mins, then I literally died the last 90 mtrs...
by Richard Thomas
Sun Mar 31, 2013 11:59 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: WELCOME to New Members
Replies: 2321
Views: 163176

Re: WELCOME to New Members

Thanks Colin. Just down the road from me then?! It's weirdly comforting knowing that with you and Wolfie there are a couple of other people within the vicinity going through the same pain as you at times! :lol: I got into rowing when I used a personal trainer for a short while & he introduced me to ...
by Richard Thomas
Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: WELCOME to New Members
Replies: 2321
Views: 163176

Re: WELCOME to New Members

Thanks Rich & Wolfie. It's a small world Wolfie. Those are some superb times you've acheived. I'm happy to get involved in the challenges Rich. How do I get involved with this one if needed?
by Richard Thomas
Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:18 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: WELCOME to New Members
Replies: 2321
Views: 163176

Re: WELCOME to New Members

Thanks both for your welcome comments and don't worry Plummy I have already told my wife that my relationship with my C2 is not serious competition for her as we fall out too often!! :lol: I will check out the Kit. Thanks again