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by JonT
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?
Replies: 2900
Views: 120216

Re: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

The Lightweights FB group challenge is 500m this month so I had a stab thinking I ought to be able to take a second or two off my previous seasons best ( 1:43.3 ) - managed a full 5 seconds and pulled it down to 1:38.3. Actually a decent haul of Nonathlon points as well (44 more) with a score of 91...
by JonT
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 36
Views: 1017

Re: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m

I had a go at this and completely overcooked it at the start - set off at 1:30 and completely ran out of gas #-o. 9:38.3 total time :oops: , which I'm not going to record on the CTC - I'm going to give it another go later on in the month and do better. Just in awe of you guys who can pull this at s...
by JonT
Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 36
Views: 1017

Re: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m

I've put in an early marker for you Plummy, so that you don't have to row it twice this month :lol:

It's a pretty catastrophic 9:27.6 so I don't think you will have any trouble getting ahead of me with that time #-o but I know my place as your pace setter :fsbgrin:
by JonT
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 666 meters
Replies: 32
Views: 1188

Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Not in the habit of having a second go with CTCs these days and coming off the back of a head cold last week I really wasn't going to bother but a certain Mr Taylor popped in a teasing pace of 1:44.4 against my 1:45.1 so I thought "I wonder..." 1:43.0 was my new pace and 2:17.2 total time (actually...
by JonT
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?
Replies: 2900
Views: 120216

Re: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

plummy wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:14 am
Managed a fairly horrible 3.1s SB yesterday for 1k - down to 3:36.3. Had to back off with about 250 to go (insufficient warm up, crappy lungs, no air etc etc). Still 5s slower than I was only last year!
An SB is an SB Plummy. Keep up the good work =D> =D>
by JonT
Sun Oct 20, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 666 meters
Replies: 32
Views: 1188

Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Good work on this one everyone. I have never been a sprinter, and I have also been focusing a lot on low rating (18-20 spm), medium distance (10-15k) rows for a few months now, along with a healthy focus on holidays :lol: . So I wasn't looking forward to this one. It was a pleasant surprise put in a...
by JonT
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: How to post scores/data from C2 logbook ?
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: How to post scores/data from C2 logbook ?

I have always struggled to post images. Most people seem to have most success using the tapatalk app and posting images using it.
by JonT
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: How to post scores/data from C2 logbook ?
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: How to post scores/data from C2 logbook ?

Could you be a little more detailed about what you are trying to do? What do you mean by “post a score” and where are you trying to post it?
by JonT
Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 75
Views: 3008

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Good luck all!

Shame we couldn’t get two teams out again this year.
by JonT
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 75
Views: 3008

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Grobi wrote:
Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:47 am
That would be exactly ten people. Is everyone ok with that? Especially those that are not in the team now (Tako, Jon, Claudius, Louise).
That would be OK with me. Happy to make up the numbers if you get any last minute crew members for a second team, but also ok with being left out.

Jon
by JonT
Thu Aug 29, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Final Push for Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: Final Push for Dog Days of Summer

45 Free Spirits completed the challenge. Some with remarkable distances (Dwayne - 827k) and some with remarkable precision (Sandy Roy - 100,001m).

Well done all. As others have remarked, a walk in the park for some, a real challenge towards the end for others.
by JonT
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 75
Views: 3008

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

I kind of made up the numbers last year so I am happy to drop out if you have too many, or to stay in if you need numbers to keep two teams going.

I agree that two teams worked well last year.
by JonT
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Final Push for Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: Final Push for Dog Days of Summer

I love your updates Jill! How could I not finish after such a lengthy, encouraging response :fsgrin: The UK public holiday helped me out today and I managed a lengthy warm up/down plus a 10k to complete the event. I have to confess I thought I was comfortably over the line, but ended up doing just 4...
by JonT
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Final Push for Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: Final Push for Dog Days of Summer

duffyoz wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 2:53 am
Threw in my second HM on my Saturday rest day, leaving me only approximately 1500m left to cover over the next available 2 days to meet the final weeks mileage. And the HM was 5 min faster than last time :D
That's the way to do it! :fsgrin: =D>
by JonT
Thu Aug 22, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Final Push for Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Final Push for Dog Days of Summer

60 brave Free Spirits have made it through the first three weeks of the Dog Days challenge. 14 dropped out in week 3. Some will breeze through it without blinking, but for many this is obviously the toughest week. Good luck all. Given my travel plans this week I know I am going to have to grab every...
by JonT
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:52 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8095
Views: 228124

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Tako wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:32 am
After reaching the 7k a day again and doing the C2CTC and cool down I noticed the nice score in the log book today :-)
That's got to be worth a 4321m warm-up row, surely. :lol:
by JonT
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'
Replies: 40
Views: 1881

Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

There is a very small number (10) of rowers in the CTC this month and we are already half way through the month. Is it because of holiday season maybe? :?:
by JonT
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'
Replies: 40
Views: 1881

Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Hi Tako, I'm a lightweight now (at least for the moment). I don't know how the ctc boats distribute the lightweights. Each boat seats 5 rowers. The seats can only be occupied by certain categories of rower, as follows: Seats 1, 2 and 3 are OPEN. Anyone may occupy these seats. Seat 4 is for LIGHTWEI...
by JonT
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Meta-nonathlon 2019/2020
Replies: 13
Views: 769

Re: Meta-nonathlon 2019/2020

Thanks as ever Rodger.

This could be interesting this year as I am doing all distances (apart from 500m) at R19 in a vain attempt to improve technique and strength.

The bar has been set high already by Torquemada! =D>
by JonT
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8095
Views: 228124

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

It doesn't get much more productive than that Tako :lol: =D>
by JonT
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: July ctc - 500m/2'30"r/400m/2'r/300m/1'30"r/200m/1'r/100m
Replies: 38
Views: 1751

Re: July ctc - 500m/2'30

Unfortunately my new Garmin HR monitor on the wrist struggled to catch the first intervals, while the breast belt connected to erg performed well (see above). I've never had any success at all with a wrist heart monitor on the erg. Just doesn't sem to get anything close to real heart rate. I have s...
by JonT
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r
Replies: 50
Views: 2226

Re: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r

I need an unusually (for me) structured approach to this one because it looked so painful and I had no idea about pace. I decided to do this at a 2k pace and to cap my HR at 177 (for mo particularly scientific reason). The HR capping worked really well for me. It stopped fly-and-die behaviour which ...
by JonT
Sun May 12, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Nonathlon 2020
Replies: 24
Views: 1388

Re: Nonathlon 2020

Thanks as ever for managing this Stan.

I’m not sure how to check if you have added me or not, but if not can you add JonTaylor please?
by JonT
Mon May 06, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3190
Views: 142733

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

plummy wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 2:20 pm
Another one notched up. Not sure how many more there are in the tank...
Nice one Plummy. 40m by the end of 19-20 season :?: :?:
by JonT
Sun May 05, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019
Replies: 331
Views: 14972

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

I'd like to add my thanks to Peter for taking the time and trouble to get us organised. =D> =D> I'm not sure whether I will do this next year, I am rowing less and less, but it has kept me going this year. There's nothing like having a team that you don't want to let down. I wonder where the boat co...