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by Recess
Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Crash-B 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2626

Re: Crash-B 2017

I get ya. There's a line you have to cross to push yourself past what you normally consider pushing past!! But I convince myself that this is why I do it. I don't think (right now) I could train for the sake of it. Being an "almost" gives me drive. It's painful, I'd rather be the best and not have t...
by Recess
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Crash-B 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2626

Re: Crash-B 2017

John, What does doubling down mean? Focus. I've been putting in the meters, doing the sessions - but the races last week and yesterday reveal how much I leave myself with at the end of training sessions. Whether it's making excuses when it gets tough and not pushing on, or whether it's taking the e...
by Recess
Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Crash-B 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2626

Re: Crash-B 2017

I didn't spot any unfortunately. Thanks for sharing my time. Not too pleased with it - I'd have missed a medal anyway, the three that got em were plain faster than me. But having done 6:38 last week, I was hoping to PB. (6:37.8) Must double my efforts if I have any thoughts of next year. Hope everyo...
by Recess
Mon Dec 12, 2016 5:22 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: BRIC 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: BRIC 2016

Yeah, the 10 minute warm up was not the best, huh?

And well done Morten! That was an outstanding effort.
by Recess
Mon Dec 12, 2016 12:17 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: BRIC 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: BRIC 2016

Nope, you're 100% bang on with this. I'm not sure about 6:39 but 6:32 I'd really want to be capable of. But a 1k is a different animal - in my head at least. I need to train 1500 at 1:38 I think, to convince myself I could do it Happy it was an entertaining race though!! Bloody painful afterwards. M...
by Recess
Sun Dec 11, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: BRIC 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 1408

Re: BRIC 2016

You may recall I have fled the Free Spirit nest - but yesterday marked the last time I'd race with Free Spirits against my name. Albeit dressed head to toe in Fitness Matters gear! But I entered when I was still a Free Spirit, and therefore it was against my name and I tried to make the old team pro...
by Recess
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Row2Rio - anyone up for it?
Replies: 91
Views: 9033

Re: Row2Rio - anyone up for it?

Hey Jill! I'm still kinda here. I'm not going to remove myself from the forum, as regardless what team I row for, I'll still be a Free Spirit at heart. I started my journey here, and will forever remain. Plus, I've got a Free Spirit hoodie with my name sewn into it - I'd have to throw it in the bin!...
by Recess
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:58 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Devon Indoor Rowing Championships Sept 16
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: Devon Indoor Rowing Championships Sept 16

Yeah, that was Sam's event. When you look at all the promotion he puts into Fitness Matters, it's no wonder he has so many members. But it's true that if you put in the effort (and are successful yourself!) people will gravitate. Chris Chapman won the heavyweight in 16:41.x I think - so would have b...
by Recess
Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:26 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Devon Indoor Rowing Championships Sept 16
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Devon Indoor Rowing Championships Sept 16

Hey everyone, Just a quick one to say I won the lightweight event at the DIRC yesterday! 17:36.6 was a nice PB to get (would have loved sub 17:30, but wasn't to be. My blog has a full report on it if you're interested? http://johntherower.com/5k-at-dirc-in-exeter-bringing-home-gold/ A great event, h...
by Recess
Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September CTC: Tribesports Ten
Replies: 144
Views: 12005

Re: September CTC: Tribesports Ten

Good!! I need a reason to push if I try this again. Either to stay ahead, or try to catch you.


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by Recess
Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:01 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September CTC: Tribesports Ten
Replies: 144
Views: 12005

Re: September CTC: Tribesports Ten

Great times everybody!! And a nice improvement Dave! Just had another full on go. Rather pleased with myself if that's allowed? 2916! Ok up until 5 - got a little concerned on the way to 6 but then once I got down to 100 strokes to go it was maths. Got to 30 and went for power at the same rate (a bi...
by Recess
Thu Sep 08, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September CTC: Tribesports Ten
Replies: 144
Views: 12005

Re: September CTC: Tribesports Ten

Yes, but also because it's a perfect duration. Longer than a 2k - so it makes a 2k fly by in comparison, and also takes a good chunk out of a 5k too, and as such I'm hoping I won't have to drop too much to complete the 5k next weekend.

John


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by Recess
Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September CTC: Tribesports Ten
Replies: 144
Views: 12005

Re: September CTC: Tribesports Ten

Amazing efforts everyone. Too many names to mention since I last posted - but Tako, that was a fantastic effort. I decided to have a run at this at 28spm today - with the only thought being to hold 1:46 on the screen. I got bloody close to my earlier attempt (2864) at 30spm! Will likely have another...
by Recess
Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Crash-B 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2626

Re: Crash-B 2017

I splurge and book the Loews in Back Bay when I go. But it's pretty expensive - especially for 16 days!! Back Bay is a good area though - walking distance to most places (yes, I do still walk around Boston in -10 temperature...) I've never stayed anywhere else though, so I'm not the best person to a...
by Recess
Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:53 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September CTC: Tribesports Ten
Replies: 144
Views: 12005

Re: September CTC: Tribesports Ten

Just had my first attempt at this. 2865. Needless to say I love this month's challenge. Wimped out a bit, so looking forward to my next attempt. Hoping I can hold 1:45 and sprint on the next one, then 1:44 and sprint by the end of the month. If I can a mange 1:43 I'll be happy as someone who though ...
by Recess
Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Row2Rio - anyone up for it?
Replies: 91
Views: 9033

Re: Row2Rio - anyone up for it?

strider77 wrote:For the boat name I like Free Spirits of Rio as it also has alcoholic connotations hic !
And even better, it's FREE booze!
by Recess
Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Row2Rio - anyone up for it?
Replies: 91
Views: 9033

Re: Row2Rio - anyone up for it?

We arrived weeks before anyone else. I think we ran the bar dry before they appeared...
by Recess
Sat Aug 20, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Row2Rio - anyone up for it?
Replies: 91
Views: 9033

Re: Row2Rio - anyone up for it?

Ok. Own up. Which one of us was this!?

by Recess
Fri Aug 19, 2016 5:40 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Row2Rio - anyone up for it?
Replies: 91
Views: 9033

Re: Row2Rio - anyone up for it?

Just to resurrect this one - especially as Rio has been well and truly happening... I got a nice email from Scottish Rowing today: Hello and CONGRATULATIONS on being one of the first 5 teams to complete the distance to Rio. As one of the first 5 teams to complete the distance you win all 3 prizes fo...
by Recess
Fri Aug 19, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3173
Views: 139316

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

Jill wrote:
Plummy, apologies if this is on your ' to do ' list but John is still missing his Gold Stars.
Ah, thanks for caring!

I think I've posted each of the Mm marks on here (or on Facebook). Happy to find them all and re post though. That'll make for an exciting thread!
by Recess
Thu Aug 18, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3173
Views: 139316

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

'Ang on - what gives? I've hit all 5 of my millions bang on (OCD, Moi?) yet no gold stars. It's a fix!
by Recess
Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Millionaires club-Season
Replies: 2947
Views: 162901

Re: Millionaires club-Season

Woooo! Thanks Paul.
by Recess
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:38 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Concept 2 - Workout of the Day
Replies: 6
Views: 1437

Re: Concept 2 - Workout of the Day

Every day I get the email from Concept 2 saying what the WOD is. I read it, I smile, I delete it.

I should really unsubscribe but i like reading the variety.
by Recess
Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: August ctc - 400/300/200/100 done separately, total of 500m splits counts
Replies: 110
Views: 9225

Re: August ctc - 400/300/200/100 done separately, total of 500m splits counts

Thanks Paul. I don't think I'll ever make it to fastest. Hopefully I won't slide too far down the list though.
by Recess
Wed Aug 10, 2016 1:59 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: August ctc - 400/300/200/100 done separately, total of 500m splits counts
Replies: 110
Views: 9225

Re: August ctc - 400/300/200/100 done separately, total of 500m splits counts

400 today wasn't the big improvement I'd hoped for, but it'll come.

From 1:10.5 to 1:09.7

End score is quite nice. From 5:42.1 to 5:35.9

Hope I can shave another few seconds off before the end of the month.

John