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by JonT
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: April Fools' Day Challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 158

Re: April Fools' Day Challenge

Thanks for your comments all. The shingles isn’t too bad. Unfortunately I missed the 72 hour window to get the injection that helps to ease the symptoms, but they are pretty mild anyway and a heavy dose of paracetamol is keeping the pain at bay. So I count myself lucky. But no exercise at all for me...
by JonT
Wed Apr 01, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: APRIL 2020 - CTC - 3x1721/4r
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: APRIL 2020 - CTC - 3x1721/4r

As for Jon's suggestion to postpone capturing our scores on the one hand that's fair to those not able to erg right now, on the other hand, with not very much else to do perhaps for those who can row it's an extra incentive to keep moving. If the event is still running then I hope that would be mot...
by JonT
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Concept2 World Erg Challenge
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Concept2 World Erg Challenge

MikeM wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:23 pm
I signed up about 5-6 days ago but haven't received the globe, which is okay, I would just like my meters to count. I'm pretty sure I am signed up.
You can also see if you have registered within the Free Spirits team here - https://log.concept2.com/team/2963/wec/2020
by JonT
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Concept2 Spring VIII Series
Replies: 13
Views: 230

Concept2 Spring VIII Series

Concept2 are launching a series of events for teams of 8 rowers. "This is a new virtual team challenge that allows athletes to compete as a crew of eight from the comforts of their own homes. Team captains create one or more boats and choose their teammates. Each week, there is a different workout. ...
by JonT
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: April Fools' Day Challenge
Replies: 5
Views: 158

April Fools' Day Challenge

For those of you who may have missed it, Concept2 have launched a couple of new challenges. The April Fools' Day Challenge is a simple one. Row 1,000m on April 1st and then add 1,000m each day until you end up with a 15,000m row on the 15th. The link to the challenge is here - April Fools' Challenge...
by JonT
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 129
Views: 9049

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Well done all for keeping things going given the current situation. =D> =D> ^O^ ^O^ =D> =D> ^O^ ^O^
by JonT
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: APRIL 2020 - CTC - 3x1721/4r
Replies: 11
Views: 251

Re: APRIL 2020 - CTC

I guess we should agree what we do at our end if they issues a CTC for April. Given there are some Freespirits who will not be able to enter, and that this would have quite a big impact on their ranking in our league table, I propose that we do not capture scores until normality returns (if normalit...
by JonT
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Concept2 World Erg Challenge
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Concept2 World Erg Challenge

Jon, Hope the builders can stay on site and finish the job (assuming it's safe to do so). We're limited here to 2 workers but at least it's all in the garden. The downside is that it's a terraced house so all the material has to come through the house, literally 100s of bags of sand and cement, dus...
by JonT
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Concept2 World Erg Challenge
Replies: 14
Views: 606

Re: Concept2 World Erg Challenge

You can also see everyone that has registered within the Free Spirits team here - https://log.concept2.com/team/2963/wec/2020

...even those like yours truly who has had their erg buried in the building site that is our house and has contributed 0m #-o
by JonT
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 20
Views: 1155

Re: Covid-19

Every cloud has a silver lining. The builders working on my house have moved off-site because a number of them have gone into self isolation. The room where my erg is is still intact. I can still row!

I'm just looking for some positives in a pretty negative period.
by JonT
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 20
Views: 1155

Re: Covid-19

Well my daughter is now out of work with her gym shutting down for the foreseeable future and with her being a self-employed personal trainer. Her plan is to set up our back garden as a makeshift training area for clients who want to keep training. I was the test pilot yesterday....hopefully you can...
by JonT
Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12161
Views: 349573

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

managed a pb today in between those stressfull covid19 days...maybe some of my last max. effort results...need to stay fit...more low intensity session in the future...i decided a full go for the 10k my former "lieblings" distance for a tough row...and managed to go 2.2s down of my pb of june 2018 ...
by JonT
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 20
Views: 1155

Re: Covid-19

One thing I did read recently was for all those exercising to stay out of the red zone completely and avoid the amber zone as this can in itself make your body more susceptible to bugs. So, plenty of paddling for me for now. Keep well, stay safe everyone. That's interesting Plummy. I'll try to keep...
by JonT
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 20
Views: 1155

Re: Covid-19

Paul Victory wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:37 pm
Apologies for encroaching on this thread, but I like to feel I'm still an honorary member of Free Spirits!
It’s always good to hear from you Paul. Sorry to hear your rowing has been limited by back issues. I’ve never used an erg outside, I’m not sure what I would make of it.

Jon
by JonT
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:06 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12161
Views: 349573

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Well done Lesley. I sense there are more entries under this topic from you just around the corner.
by JonT
Wed Mar 18, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 20
Views: 1155

Covid-19

I know this is a bit of an odd topic, but like me I am sure that many of my fellow Free Spirits are becoming increasingly isolated, and any community is a positive help in my opinion. So I thought I would start a topic here for people to share how this is impacting them and what they are up to....an...
by JonT
Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March ctc - 4x4'/4'r
Replies: 29
Views: 1604

Re: March ctc - 4x4'/4'r

Just back from a lazy week's holiday where I did a couple of short runs and nothing much else except enjoy some great bottles of red! An injured Plummy had kindly set my target. My 2k pace this season is 1:52.5, so Plummy's pace of 1:54.1 looked like it would be a challenge. Time Meters Pace Watts S...
by JonT
Mon Mar 09, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March ctc - 4x4'/4'r
Replies: 29
Views: 1604

Re: March ctc - 4x4'/4'r

I think you may be quite a bit faster than me this month. I hurt my back (lower left side) last week and it's not wanting to get better very quickly at all. I think you are going to have to put a score up without a target to aim at this month :( Well your pace of 1:54.1 looks pretty good to me Mr P...
by JonT
Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: February ctc - 12 x 60‘‘/60“r
Replies: 23
Views: 1830

Re: February ctc - 12 x 60‘‘/60“r

So good to see so many boats full of Free Spirits floating :!: =D> =D> As for me I had a go on the 29th, but aborted after 5th rep feeling very dizzy for like 5 secs. Got a call today from the hospital that there was an incident with NSVT for about 10 secs, but the ICD quickly took over control wit...
by JonT
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March ctc - 4x4'/4'r
Replies: 29
Views: 1604

Re: March ctc - 4x4'/4'r

Sorry Jon, but there is no way this is 1k +2s !! :evil: I thought 2k +3 might do it (given the results from Jan 17). So I aimed for 1:48. This is how it went. 1 - 1115 / 1:47.6 2 - 1113 / 1:47.8 realised at this point I'd need to slow down 3 - 1081 / 1:51.0 small 'rest after 3 min 4 - 1109 / 1:48.2...
by JonT
Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March ctc - 4x4'/4'r
Replies: 29
Views: 1604

Re: March ctc - 4x4'/4'r

plummy wrote:
Mon Mar 02, 2020 10:53 am
I think you may be quite a bit faster than me this month. I hurt my back (lower left side) last week and it's not wanting to get better very quickly at all. I think you are going to have to put a score up without a target to aim at this month :(
Oh no! Heal well Mr P
by JonT
Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March ctc - 4x4'/4'r
Replies: 29
Views: 1604

Re: March ctc - 4x4'/4'r

Any thoughts on pacing? 1k + 2 seconds maybe?

....of course I have my own pacing approach which is just to row slightly faster than Plummy 😬
by JonT
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:41 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Friend of the Web Site 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Friend of the Web Site 2020

Jon, Thank you that's brilliant. I had looked up phpBB as Thomas suggested and found people asking the same question, but there was no simple answer. I've unticked the box and if no one posts a new topic in the next week or so then I'll think of one. I think any post should trigger it Max. Like thi...
by JonT
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Starnberg 2020 - 30 minutes
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: Starnberg 2020 - 30 minutes

Great rowing and a great write-up =D> =D> =D>
by JonT
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Friend of the Web Site 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 782

Re: Friend of the Web Site 2020

Not sure if this is possible but is there any way to automatically subscribe to new topics? I get prompts when people reply to a topic I've subscribed to, but if a new topic is posted I often miss it. OK. I think I’ve worked this out. If you view this forum (not this specific post) and go to the bo...