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by Rob C
Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12059
Views: 316164

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Good time for a first FM. You have my sympathies regarding the numb backside issue, I find it's the biggest deterrent to attempting the FM.
by Rob C
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Missing mojo
Replies: 36
Views: 3704

Re: Missing mojo

What is C2 mojo :? Mine seems to have long since departed :(
by Rob C
Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Free Spirits meta-nonathlon
Replies: 186
Views: 22221

Re: Free Spirits meta-nonathlon

Oh Noes, another reason why I should get back on the erg and not lose my C2 mojo just to stay ahead in this latest ranking idea :fsbgrin:
by Rob C
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2016 weight loss thread
Replies: 139
Views: 12439

Re: 2016 weight loss thread

Having not erged since early Sept, I then indulged in an almost all inclusive "activity" holiday. That should have been sort of sporting with sailing stuff and even tennis (or in my case I have a bat but where did the ball go) however one of the main activities involved emptying of walled and raisin...
by Rob C
Wed Oct 05, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: The January CTC will be our choice
Replies: 31
Views: 3006

Re: The January CTC will be our choice

In which case 2x17min with 3(free) minutes rest :twisted:
by Rob C
Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:30 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8030
Views: 212222

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Sounds like you don't know your own strength Paul
by Rob C
Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Free Spirits meta-nonathlon
Replies: 186
Views: 22221

Re: Free Spirits meta-nonathlon

Just to clarify, I'm not asking for any bonus for getting a clean (green) sweep. The suggestion is from David. You'll already be well up the leader board if you go green so no extra I bonus is needed. The motivation to go green is it looks good and you can give yourself a pat on the back for doing b...
by Rob C
Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:09 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Free Spirits meta-nonathlon
Replies: 186
Views: 22221

Re: Free Spirits meta-nonathlon

So three to go for the clean sweep this year :)
by Rob C
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:17 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12059
Views: 316164

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Plummy, I should have listened to you, but ..... 500m in 1:32.2 was 1:32.5 in June 2016. A minimal improvement of 0.3 seconds, but I suppose over a short distance there can only be marginal gains. 100m 0:19.7 34spm @ 1:38.5/500 136HR 200m 0:19.5 31spm @ 1:37.5/500 141HR 300m 0:19.8 30spm @ 1:39.0/50...
by Rob C
Thu Sep 08, 2016 11:02 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September CTC: Tribesports Ten
Replies: 144
Views: 11771

Re: September CTC: Tribesports Ten

Some impressive rows going on. ^O^ Tako the erg jumping around at sprint speeds is a common problem. At Madchester (a FS gathering earlier this year) a number of us were standing on the ergs to hold them down whilst the musclemen pounded away. At the pace you are going you must have good technique a...
by Rob C
Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:01 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12059
Views: 316164

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Some good efforts being put in by many. =D> ****************************** I needed to get some scores on the board in the Nonathlon for this year since I've been slacking so far, and my Metanonathlon status is somewhat appalling. It seems a little bit of interval stuff on the erg, combined with som...
by Rob C
Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2016 weight loss thread
Replies: 139
Views: 12439

Re: 2016 weight loss thread

I've decided I don't like Zoot. He really is a mutant loosing all that weight and showing up the rest of us =D>
by Rob C
Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:30 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: New toy! (PM5 monitor)
Replies: 126
Views: 18711

Re: New toy! (PM5 monitor)

The PM5 memory only holds a few workouts. The USB stick (or the logcard) should be able to remember them all. A lot of the rows I do are re-rows of an older workout, whether that is interval, set distance, whatever. It's also very useful for only setting up some of these weirder CTC challenges just ...
by Rob C
Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: New toy! (PM5 monitor)
Replies: 126
Views: 18711

Re: New toy! (PM5 monitor)

Well now I'm livid. This morning I set a PB for the 2k. Not by much but it was a PB. Then this afternoon I did a re-row of a 10x2k interval. In other words the USB stick was reading OK at the beginning of this afternoon's workout. Completed the work out, stepped away from the erg to do a few stretch...
by Rob C
Thu Sep 01, 2016 10:48 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3151
Views: 132100

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

It would appear I have sailed past the 5 million mark without realising. Must do the next 5 million with a lot more dedication, it's taken over 6 seasons to get this far
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by Rob C
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:56 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2016 weight loss thread
Replies: 139
Views: 12439

Re: 2016 weight loss thread

Some impressive weight yo-yo taking place. Well done all who are heading in their desired direction =D> Must do better those who aren't like me :oops: So it's a little while since I admitted my weight. A summer of slacking (lack of motivation, feeling feeble due to a cough, and all sorts of pitiful ...
by Rob C
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: New toy! (PM5 monitor)
Replies: 126
Views: 18711

Re: New toy! (PM5 monitor)

I thought my problems with the PM5 were behind me. But No :evil: There's a wretched "new improved" Concept 2 utility. Who knows what the benefits are, but the problem is that this utility has a "coming soon" feature for backing up your USB drive. Any user of a PM5 will know backing up the USB stick ...
by Rob C
Thu Sep 01, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September CTC: Tribesports Ten
Replies: 144
Views: 11771

Re: September CTC: Tribesports Ten

Yay me, I'm in FS I :fsbgrin: OK it won't last and I'll be lucky to end up even in FS V by the end of this but I can at least dream for 5 minutes [-o< As I've been slacking recently I'm a bit off pace. But I thought I'd try for around my 2k pace and see what happens. Looks like I was quite close, bu...
by Rob C
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Missing mojo
Replies: 36
Views: 3704

Re: Missing mojo

My motivation to row is always unpredictable. My natural instinct is not to do excercise but slump on the sofa in front of the TV. That's evidenced by my erging history where I can disappear for a few months at a time. This summer I am certainly struggling, as by now I'd expect to have times in all ...
by Rob C
Tue Aug 02, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2016 weight loss thread
Replies: 139
Views: 12439

Re: 2016 weight loss thread

Mark, targets are good, they provide incentive, provided they are realistic. 200 lbs may seem a nice round number, but then so does 210 ;) Paul, we are our own worst enemies. Too much of the good life. My waist line took a lot of investment :oops: If I set out hoping that each time I row I was going...
by Rob C
Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:30 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2016 weight loss thread
Replies: 139
Views: 12439

Re: 2016 weight loss thread

Bah, broken my scales so no weigh in results this month. I suspect that might be a fortunate escape as I've not been anywhere as diligent as I need to be to achieve weight loss. :oops: Meanwhile as to what works for weight loss is simply time on the rower, and controlling the intake of food and/or d...
by Rob C
Fri Jun 24, 2016 3:19 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2016 weight loss thread
Replies: 139
Views: 12439

Re: 2016 weight loss thread

That's an impressive change Mark. Well done =D> Long term weight change needs to be about change in lifestyle, easier said than done, as someone who has struggled over the year to make any real progress on my blubbery frame. Slow but steady is often better even if not quite so motivating, as somethi...
by Rob C
Wed Jun 01, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2016 weight loss thread
Replies: 139
Views: 12439

Re: 2016 weight loss thread

Time for the monthly update March 2016 - 17st 12lb (113kg) April 2016 - 17st 5lb (110kg) - 1/2 stone (3kg) May 2016 - 16st 13lb (107.5kg) -6lb (2.7kg) June 2016 - 16st 11lb (106.5kg) - 2lb (1kg) OK so on the face of that it's a poor loss during May. Not only was there Madchester, with far too much B...
by Rob C
Tue May 31, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Nonathlon 2017
Replies: 95
Views: 9025

Re: Nonathlon 2017

Please add me Stan :)
by Rob C
Tue May 31, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12059
Views: 316164

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Having being falsely accused of being a Nonathlon slacker by Rob, I thought I'd better put in a decent 500m unlike the one from last year. Somewhat surprisingly I pulled a PB out of nowhere, improving my 1:38.2 to 1:37.9. Nothing special in terms of other Free Spirits, but not bad for a 50 year old...