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by JonT
Mon Sep 13, 2021 4:50 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Music - Covers that are better than the Originals
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: Music - Covers that are better than the Originals

Like Someone in Love by Bjork has always blown me away - it quite frequently reduces me to tears! Original recording was Bing Crosby I think, but there have been hundreds, and no doubt there will be hundreds more. The rumour is she recorded it staning in the middle of a street. I assume the harpist ...
by JonT
Sun Sep 12, 2021 12:56 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: New rower with high hopes and room for growth
Replies: 4
Views: 123

Re: New rower with high hopes and room for growth

Hello Charon and welcome to the group. It looks like the group has been quite quiet since your original post. It's great to hear how enthusiastic you are right at the start of your rowing adventure. It's very difficult to judge your time because, as you imply, most people who row seriously, includin...
by JonT
Fri Sep 10, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan etc
Replies: 7830
Views: 347523

Re: The Pete Plan etc

Odd one for me today. I did a RowAlong “recovery” row which was 35mins @ 2k+18. I normally use HR zones for recovery rows and stay on UT2. This one took me deep into UT2 and was probably +2 or 3 higher than my normal recovery pace. I certainly felt less recovered at the end of it. Any thoughts? http...
by JonT
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:17 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Just a quick question... Is it usual for there to be a delay between uploading results and seeing them appear on the rankings? I've input my result a couple of times this morning but it still doesn't show. I did have problems registering initially (seemed to go through but then didn't let me sign i...
by JonT
Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan etc
Replies: 7830
Views: 347523

The Pete Plan etc

Well done all for keeping this thread, and your training going. I have been doing steady sessions at r22-22 and so had nothing to report really. Today I tried the RowAlong 40min push pace row from the 10K plan.....with some trepidation. This is 10x4min starting at r18 and 2K+25 pace. The pace increa...
by JonT
Tue Sep 07, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard
Replies: 541
Views: 68899

Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Oh no! Get well soon Fred and thanks for keeping this updated.
by JonT
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Thanks Roger. Just double checking. Paul you are in and we have a full boat [emoji846]


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by JonT
Mon Sep 06, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Thanks Plummy, I’m glad you’re in. So we just need an agreement between Paul or Roger. Everyone else can register and row.


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by JonT
Mon Sep 06, 2021 6:58 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Thanks to all who have offered to participate. I have worked with Sebastian and the Free Spirits team is cleared out and ready to go. Just log in to IRL, select “Your Profile” and then select “Free Spirits” as you 8 on 8 team name. You need to do this, and enter a result(!) before the end of the mon...
by JonT
Thu Sep 02, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

I have asked Sebastien (who runs the league) to clear out the original Free Spirits team in the competition. We can then go back to using that. The event has started now, but we still have until then end of the month to register team members and for people to register a distance for the 4 minute eve...
by JonT
Thu Sep 02, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3390
Views: 192490

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

Doh! This one crept up on me and I missed a gold star. Just a plain star for me please Plummy. Image


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by JonT
Sun Aug 29, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Dog Days of Summer

Well done all that completed the challenge. The icons are refreshed and we have 44 Free Spirits who have completed the 100K and 1 who completed the 50K. =D> =D> =D>
by JonT
Sun Aug 29, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3390
Views: 192490

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

Today notched up a significant milestone for me. I thought it was going to happen at 33 million (for some reason) and every million since and especially the big 4-0 but I've decided that from the latest landmark of 41 million (hit about 30 minutes ago) I'm tired of being tired all the time so I'm d...
by JonT
Sat Aug 28, 2021 10:32 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: First Degree Fitness Viking 3 V - same today as in 2016?
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Re: First Degree Fitness Viking 3 V - same today as in 2016?

Hi there,

There is an outside chance that someone has some experience of these machines, but you will find that the vast majority of people on this forum row on a Concept2.

Jon
by JonT
Thu Aug 26, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: August CTC -100m/200m/300m/400m/500m/400m/300m/200m/100m with 1 minute rest
Replies: 23
Views: 758

Re: August CTC -100m/200m/300m/400m/500m/400m/300m/200m/100m with 1 minute rest

Well done to all who have done this one, which is once again a tough challenge! Fantastic performances by Claudius =D> and also by Sjoerd and the mysterious Chicken King :shock: I had two goes on this one yesterday. I baled out towards the end of the 500m in the morning and then hauled the erg out ...
by JonT
Sun Aug 22, 2021 5:20 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Dog Days of Summer

The Meterboard is back up to date. We now have 52 Freespirits trying to complete the 100K challenge (this figure may go up as late entries of meters come through) and 1 trying to complete the 50k challenge.

Nearly there folks =D> =D>

Jon
by JonT
Sun Aug 22, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Dog Days of Summer

Well done for pushing on with this everyone. I will update the meterboard icons at some point over the next day. I’m also going to struggle this week, with limited access to the ergo given other commitments. The only way I can see doing this is 3x60:00 sessions. 1 down and 2 to go. Sent from my iPho...
by JonT
Sat Aug 21, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Dog Days of Summer

Just scraping through there Lesley :shock: :fsbgrin:
by JonT
Wed Aug 18, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: August CTC -100m/200m/300m/400m/500m/400m/300m/200m/100m with 1 minute rest
Replies: 23
Views: 758

August CTC -100m/200m/300m/400m/500m/400m/300m/200m/100m with 1 minute rest

My one and only rule of rowing: no matter how bad it gets, do not HD!! Boy did I need that one today. Yesterday I decided against this session when I just didn't feel strong during bursts in the warm up. I had exactly the same feeling today, but decided it was "all in the mind" and decided...
by JonT
Wed Aug 18, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2021-22
Replies: 24
Views: 842

Indoor Rowers League 2021-22

Much to my surprise the Indoor Rowers League is running again this season. Last year I spotted this very late and we scrambled a team together with some people missing out on the opportunity to join. At least we have a couple of weeks to get organised and the whole of September to log initial result...
by JonT
Tue Aug 17, 2021 8:08 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: August CTC -100m/200m/300m/400m/500m/400m/300m/200m/100m with 1 minute rest
Replies: 23
Views: 758

Re: August CTC -100m/200m/300m/400m/500m/400m/300m/200m/100m with 1 minute rest

I intended to do this today, but even during my warm up I couldn't generate anything like the required rating and pace, so I decided against it and put in some gentle meters towards the Dog Days of Summer instead. I sense a mental block on the horizon [-X #-o
by JonT
Sun Aug 15, 2021 4:57 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Dog Days of Summer

The Meterboard has been updated and 70 Free Spirits are still in the running for the 100K with Collette Lancaster-Lockwood also still in the 50K. This number may go up as some people update meters rowed last week. I may struggle to finish this challenge after all; my shoulder has a niggle which mean...
by JonT
Sat Aug 14, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan etc
Replies: 7830
Views: 347523

Re: The Pete Plan etc

That's a great session from someone who is tired Spider. 36 minutes of increasing rating and no rest is always going to be tricky. =D> =D>
by JonT
Sun Aug 08, 2021 8:00 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 16
Views: 531

Re: Dog Days of Summer

107 Free Spirits made it through week 1 of the 100K Dog Days challenge and Collette Lancaster-Lockwood is our only entry for the 50K.

Where will we stand at the end of week 2??
by JonT
Sun Aug 08, 2021 7:51 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: NSW Rowing Indoor Series - How did you do Lesley?
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: NSW Rowing Indoor Series - How did you do Lesley?

Well done for chalking up another two 1st places Lesley - one of them in an event you didn't even enter :fsbgrin: ^O^ =D>