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by JonT
Fri Sep 20, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 25
Views: 637

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: 381

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: 25
Views: 637

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: 381

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: 381

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: 381

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: 8089
Views: 226118

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: 1227

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: 1227

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: 9
Views: 405

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: 8089
Views: 226118

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: 1383

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: 1917

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: 23
Views: 1049

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: 3173
Views: 139406

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: 14343

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...
by JonT
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Logging Results
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Logging Results

Cuts101 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:33 am
Reentered all the details in the concept 2 logbook but still didn't push the workout to garmin connect
Not sure what else to suggest. I've checked the C2 forums and there doesn't seem to be much chatter about issues.

Last suggestion - are you running the latest firmware?
by JonT
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May CTC - 3 x 1k / 5 min rest
Replies: 40
Views: 1727

Re: May CTC - 3 x 1k / 5 min rest

BW Rowing announced their CTC choice for May: "3x1k 5min rest". I take it that means 5 minutes in both rest intervals, 10 minutes rest total. Looking at the c2ctc forum thread, it is going to be described as 3x1k with 5 min rest between intervals. Unrestricted pace. Rolling starts for interval 2 an...
by JonT
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Logging Results
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Logging Results

Cuts101 wrote:
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:37 am
I use the gamin connect with my watch and bike, put the concept2 Log doesn't seem to push the data through.
https://www.concept2.com/news/new-logbo ... y-and-more
by JonT
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Logging Results
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Logging Results

I personally rely on a combination of the Concept2 Log, Strava and Garmin Connect Dashboard. I have all three of them linked up, but if I want to get a diary/summary of my rowing I usually end up on Concept2 Log. The Log will give you PBs if you look at the History tab and will also give you SBs if ...
by JonT
Sat Apr 13, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019
Replies: 331
Views: 14343

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Hello...when the batteries is getting weak of the heartstrapp I usually get artefacts...so like in my today's 2nd go...do you know your HR max ? Sometimes i got readings like 240...but 192 could still be realistic...here my 2nd attempt My HR Max has been creeping up over the last couple of years (1...
by JonT
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019
Replies: 331
Views: 14343

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Despite setting a new HR Max of 192 8-[ I still only managed 1:45.3 which is way off my SB and PB. Then again, I did do it straight after the c2ctc 1,500m #-o

I would have another go, but will me heart stand up to it?? [-o<
by JonT
Thu Apr 04, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard
Replies: 454
Views: 46729

Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Ian Bee wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:07 pm
It needs a few eyes on it to test (and indeed to say whether this is helpful), so please feel free to view. I can't tell if its my PC being sluggish or not, but the update on open takes a few seconds to process.
When I look at this I see Forum Flyers and Free Spirits Ian.

Jon
by JonT
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March ctc - 666/333/666/333/666/333/666/333 - 10' 30" total rest
Replies: 48
Views: 1775

Re: March ctc - 666/333/666/333/666/333/666/333 - 10' 30" total rest

I had my first go at the CTC since October. Weighted 76.5 kilos this morning, so had to revert back to my hwt user name. The time (16:20.8 or 2:02.7/500m) is nothing to write home about, but actually exceeded my low expectations. It's a new start anyway (I hope). Great to see you back rowing Rodger...
by JonT
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019
Replies: 331
Views: 14343

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Great efforts going in everyone.
fkoene wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:01 pm
Not much left afterwards. Which brings me to a kind of noob question: I understand the feeling HD stands for, but where does the abbreviation stand for?
HD = Handle Down. It and many other terms are defined in Plummy's Lexicon Guide