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by danfennell
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 2818m, standing start, free stroke rate
Replies: 33
Views: 1462

Re: September ctc - 2818m, standing start, free stroke rate

Following a very structured (and tough) CrossFit program which doesn’t leave me much time or energy to row but don’t want to break my CTC participation streak.
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by danfennell
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: August ctc - 6 x 1' / 1'r, rolling starts except #1
Replies: 82
Views: 2978

Re: August ctc - 6 x 1' / 1'r, rolling starts except #1

Lots of great efforts! =D> I'm following a very structured and rigorous crossfit training plan that includes very little rowing. In the best shape of my life and doing things I never imagined doing at almost 49 but a bit specific rowing fitness has definitely been lost in the process. august_2018_ct...
by danfennell
Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 10k, no stroke rate restrictions
Replies: 111
Views: 4428

Re: June ctc - 10k, no stroke rate restrictions

I knew it had been a long time since I rowed a 10k. November 18th of last year to be exact!!! Can't say the phrase "Absence makes the heart grow fonder" exactly applies but it wasn't too bad. :lol: No way I will get near my PB (36:45) but if I can grind out some appropriate interval sessions and my ...
by danfennell
Mon May 28, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts
Replies: 81
Views: 3318

Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Nice work by all who've participated =D> 1k's are a tough distance. You feel pretty sassy for the first 300-400 and then do the math...you're not even half way! :twisted: For some unknown (or maybe known...see next sentence) reason I have done mostly short intervals recently. I vividly recall 1k int...
by danfennell
Sat Apr 28, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: April ctc - 2k / 1‘r / 500 / 2‘r / 500 / 3‘r / 500, rolling starts except #1
Replies: 56
Views: 2679

Re: April ctc - 2k / 1‘r / 500 / 2‘r / 500 / 3‘r / 500, rolling starts except #1

I underestimated this one a bit...particularly the 500's! :twisted:

Pleased with effort and results so the pain was worth it. :lol:

Lots of great rows by the Free Spirits! =D>
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by danfennell
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7057
Views: 266373

Re: The Pete Plan

Next step in the progression. Averaged 1:46.4 for the 500's so pleased with this effort. Interesting to look back on my training diary when I was at a similar pace for this progression. I rowed an 8159m 30 minutes and a 21:39 6k. Don't think I could (at least mentally) do that right now. I'm willing...
by danfennell
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7057
Views: 266373

Re: The Pete Plan

Dipping my toes back in the water a bit with some 5k plan sessions.

6 x 1k was tough. HR spiked pretty quickly and all but the first felt rather awful. Not sure why I started with this one. #-o

12 x 500 felt pretty good. Will work up through the 600's and 750's next.
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by danfennell
Sat Mar 31, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March ctc - 2 x 15 min / 3'r, static starts, the slower to count
Replies: 92
Views: 4579

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

4th (and last!) attempt. Improved each time and got over 4k so no complaints.

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by danfennell
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March ctc - 2 x 15 min / 3'r, static starts, the slower to count
Replies: 92
Views: 4579

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

Lots of great scores on the board! =D> 3rd try at this. 1. 3867 2. 3935 3. 3981 Given my recent lack of rowing it's turned out to be a good way to get back in to the swing of things. Overall I'm definitely in better shape than I've been in a long time but when it comes to rowing fitness there is def...
by danfennell
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March ctc - 2 x 15 min / 3'r, static starts, the slower to count
Replies: 92
Views: 4579

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

Nice work fellow Free Spirits! [-o< Took a few weeks off to let the back heal. Fortunately I was able to ride my Assault Bike so I don't think I lost any overall fitness but returning to the rower after any extended period off is always tough. Amazing how long 15 minutes feels! :lol: Figure I'll do ...
by danfennell
Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: February ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 2'r / 500m, rolling starts except #1
Replies: 57
Views: 2799

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

Back is in pretty bad shape. My wonderful wife has to help me get my socks on...bless her! [-o< Didn't want to break whatever CTC streak I have going so lowered the DF and gave it my best. Pretty frustrating as I felt like things were starting to come together after the Carole McNally CTC and a mode...
by danfennell
Tue Feb 27, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3151
Views: 132080

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

Illness, injury and apathy made the 11 - 12 million leg of the journey challenging but I made it and am feeling - mostly - better. Strained my back doing some heavy kettlebell work but hoping I can give the CTC a decent shot before months end - in 2 days! :shock: Twelve Million Meter Certificate.jpg
by danfennell
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Carole McNally CTC - 1402m
Replies: 15
Views: 752

Re: Carole McNally CTC - 1402m

Back has been acting up a bit so I rowed a warmup at 1:54.8 and was set to use that. Stretched for a bit and decided to give it a full go. Had to lower the drag and up the rate a bit but got a decent score all things considered. :D
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by danfennell
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: January ctc - 1000m/250m/1000m/250m/1000m (R:2'/3'/2'/3')
Replies: 83
Views: 3797

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

Haven't been rowing much so really didn't know what to expect. Used Boat 2 as a target and it wasn't exactly easy getting a seat but I did it...for now. Nice work by all! =D> This was a tough one. Hard 1k's are an evil distance and after you do those 250's they seem even longer and more evil. :twist...
by danfennell
Sun Dec 31, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: December ctc - The french kiss #2 (1'/2'/3'/1'/2'/3' - 9'r total)
Replies: 55
Views: 2571

Re: December ctc - The french kiss #2 (1'/2'/3'/1'/2'/3' - 9'r total)

I've cut back on rowing quite a bit to make time for lots of other fitness pursuits but don't want to abandon completely.

3542m/1:41.6

Wishing everyone peace and prosperity in the new year. :D
by danfennell
Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November CTC: 4 x 750m (3r)
Replies: 79
Views: 3440

Re: November CTC: 4 x 750m (3r)

Glad your back held up and allowed you to submit a score Paul. =D> Mine has been acting up a bit as well. Strange thing is there's only a few things that really bother it and rowing happens to be one of them. Doesn't hurt so much while rowing but when I'm done and stand up it tends to lock up and is...
by danfennell
Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November CTC: 4 x 750m (3r)
Replies: 79
Views: 3440

Re: November CTC: 4 x 750m (3r)

Vowed not to wait until last day of month to do this. Rate restricted effort to get a feel for things. Plan was 1:44 but 1st rep felt ok. Subsequent ones less so but I managed to hold the pace.

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by danfennell
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 1'r / 250m, static starts
Replies: 57
Views: 3211

Re: October ctc - 500m / 2'r / 1250m / 1'r / 250m, static starts

Nice work by all those that gave this a go. =D> I have not been at all in the mood to row lately so I waited until the last day to get this done. Was dreading the 1250 but it didn't end up being quite as bad as I had feared although that minute rest went by really quickly! 500 - 1:38.9 - 32 1250 - 1...
by danfennell
Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:10 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 6k unrestricted
Replies: 66
Views: 3514

Re: September ctc - 6k unrestricted

Heck of a row after 3 weeks off Ralf! =D>

Just noticed I was .4 seconds behind Morten. 21:50.5 vs. 21:50.2. No way I'm going again. [-X OK with boat 2. 8)
by danfennell
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:18 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 6k unrestricted
Replies: 66
Views: 3514

Re: September ctc - 6k unrestricted

Glad to hear your back is on the mend Paul.

Not been rowing quite as hard lately as I've been focusing more on crossfit/kettlebell training so I was pleased with this effort. Forgot how much "fun" an all out 6k was. :lol:
by danfennell
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: 5k pace in relation to 2k
Replies: 6
Views: 3609

Re: 5k pace in relation to 2k

That's a very impressive 5k David! =D>

Just to give you and idea of pacing for a 2k - I was in the 6:35 - 6:40 range when I rowed a similar 5k.

Keep up the good work!
by danfennell
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: August ctc - 200m, standing start, free stroke rate
Replies: 46
Views: 2637

Re: August ctc - 200m, standing start, free stroke rate

After over a week of feeling weak I finally felt up to giving this a shot. Not too bad. Think I can improve a bit with a few more tries.

Puzzling PM5 math as someone with the exact splits ended up with 31.2 and 1:18.0

15.8 - 1:19.0 - 49
15.5 - 1:17.5 - 50

31.4 - 1:18.5
by danfennell
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: July ctc - 4k pyramid / 1'r per 250m rowed
Replies: 60
Views: 3877

Re: July ctc - 4k pyramid / 1'r per 250m rowed

Nice work everyone! 8) =D> It's been a tough month. Very hot and humid and I ended up with some sort of food poisoning/stomach flu :twisted: Won't go in to any details...but I probably spent more time in the bathroom than on the erg this past week :lol: Underestimated how much something like that ta...
by danfennell
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3151
Views: 132080

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

Still haven't quite figured out why I do this. :lol:
by danfennell
Wed Jul 05, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7057
Views: 266373

Re: The Pete Plan

Nice work Felton. =D>

Been keeping an eye on your progress and don't want you to feel your efforts have gone unnoticed. :D