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by InlineJinn
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Injuries.....:(
Replies: 1006
Views: 63351

Re: Injuries.....:(

Coming at this from the other side--I've had to take a break from yoga and strength training because I strained my shoulders, but I can still row. Apparently I reactivated the shoulder impingement syndrome and strained the muscles in my rotator cuff, particularly the biceps tendons. It's that kind o...
by InlineJinn
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: fall team challenge
Replies: 17
Views: 1374

Re: fall team challenge

And me!

John B.
by InlineJinn
Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Web site renewal
Replies: 21
Views: 2005

Re: Web site renewal

Add my thanks and donation as well! Free Spirits is motivational marvel, and I'm grateful for the Meterboard and the Forums, both of which keep me company in my rowing. I'm very happy to help support this fine group of folks who have come together thanks to the website. Without it, I'd just be .... ...
by InlineJinn
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3155
Views: 137297

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

Me too! Probably the last season I'll pass two 1M meter milestones in a year for awhile. My C2/PM5 is holding up much better than I am, and it still pulls like new. What a great machine!

7,006,806 Lifetime Meters 1,245,317 Season Meters

John B.
by InlineJinn
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: I love my heating pad!
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Re: I love my heating pad!

Hi, Resurrecting this old thread with new information. According to the New York Times, heat can aid in restoring glycogen levels in depleted muscles: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/01/well/move/running-a-marathon-think-hot-tub-not-ice-bath-afterward.html The conclusion: As with the young men’s and...
by InlineJinn
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:21 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3155
Views: 137297

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

Thank you very much Plummy.
John B.
by InlineJinn
Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3155
Views: 137297

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

... and I just notched 6M on Saturday. As of today:
6,014,778
Lifetime Meters

Thanks,
John B.
by InlineJinn
Sun Apr 23, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Now that the weathers getting better......
Replies: 7
Views: 847

Re: Now that the weathers getting better......

Inline skating! The closest part of the local 50+ mile bike trail (LIttle Miami State Park in Ohio USA) is being repaved this month so it will be smooth skating for 14 miles.

John B.
by InlineJinn
Tue Jan 10, 2017 1:05 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Meter board banter
Replies: 3434
Views: 148864

Re: Meter board banter

HI Plummy,
Regarding your post:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=151&start=3375#p129768

Free Spirits are again topping the Team Meterboard for the 2016/2017 season!
http://log.concept2.com/affiliation/standings/2017

John B.
by InlineJinn
Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:52 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3155
Views: 137297

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

Passed a mere 5 million sometime recently.... um, yesterday I guess. Too lazy for a screen capture, just pasting the text.
5,010,391
Lifetime Meters
1,360,060
Season Meters

John B.
by InlineJinn
Wed Jul 27, 2016 1:32 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Missing mojo
Replies: 36
Views: 3763

Re: Missing mojo

I don't post much 'cause I don't have much to say, but I do read a lot of posts and really appreciate the group wisdom and give & take--although I wish there was a standard set of units because I can't figure out what people are saying half the time. Lactic acid levels, HR zones (3? 4? 5?), the 'dea...
by InlineJinn
Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3155
Views: 137297

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

I also pulled through 4M lifetime today, a bit behind Chris.

John B.
by InlineJinn
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7057
Views: 276774

Re: The Pete Plan

Thanks Greg! That's an intense looking plan, with two workouts a day. Would you suggest any adaptations to the AM workout if I can only squeeze in one row a day?

John B.
by InlineJinn
Wed Jun 08, 2016 11:39 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7057
Views: 276774

Re: The Pete Plan

Thank you Plummy and Grobi. I'm printing it out now. I'm just starting the third rep of the three-week Pete Plan, and will try a marathon at the end. Then I'll take up the distance training and see how much better I can get.

John B.
by InlineJinn
Wed Jun 08, 2016 10:21 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7057
Views: 276774

Re: The Pete Plan

Hi, I've been following the regular Pete Plan aimed at improving one's 2K time, and have had great success in driving down my interval times and increasing my strength and aerobic capacity. In reality I'm more of a distance rower. I tried searching for "Pete Plan Marathon" but the FS website search ...
by InlineJinn
Mon May 02, 2016 6:52 pm
Forum: The web site
Topic: Rolled back to 24 hours ago - all posts in that time lost
Replies: 4
Views: 1192

Re: Rolled back to 24 hours ago - all posts in that time los

Thank you Thomas for the explanation. :fsgrin:

John B.
by InlineJinn
Mon May 02, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Meter board banter
Replies: 3434
Views: 148864

Re: Meter board banter

OMG I'm first again!!! We'll see how long that lasts. :lol: http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd449/Padfleet12/FreeSpirits%20Meterboard%20First%20Place.jpg Not as difficult as my first FM, but this one did take 20 minutes longer. Fueled myself on oatmeal, blueberries and nuts for breakfast, then a...
by InlineJinn
Mon May 02, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Global Marathon Challenge
Replies: 21
Views: 2406

Re: Global Marathon Challenge

Padding is important. I've done both HMs and FMs, and use a closed-cell 1/2" foam pad wrapped in a dish towel under a gel pad designed for use in a canoe or kayak. Yesterday I got off the C2 every 30 minutes for about 3 minutes of moving & stretching during a FM. Added significantly to my time, but ...
by InlineJinn
Sun May 01, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2015-16 season successes & lessons
Replies: 1
Views: 446

2015-16 season successes & lessons

I don't think anyone has started one of these for this season yet, and I hope I'm not jinxing anything by starting before the season is over (at least here in the USA). I've had a great season, thanks to Free Spirits. Unless Plummy pops one of his 100km rows, I'm safely in 30th on the Meterboard, a ...
by InlineJinn
Sat Feb 20, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Can someone please explain .............
Replies: 17
Views: 2630

Re: Can someone please explain .............

Kristin wrote: Newbie this season as well. I think I brought about 76K with me. I find it ridiculously motivating to crawl up the meter board past folks who started collecting this season's meters on May 1 when I started on Dec. 9. Now I'm trying to get my first million before the season ends on Apr...
by InlineJinn
Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:58 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: C2 Valentine Challenge - Reminder
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: C2 Valentine Challenge - Reminder

Oops - I thought it was 14,000 today #-o

John B.
by InlineJinn
Mon Feb 08, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12063
Views: 333535

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Distance record for me: 122,234 meters in one week which puts me over 3M lifetime and almost 2M season, as well as jumping four places on the Meterboard (back into the 20s :fssmile: ). I found that getting more push from my calves drops my 500m split times several seconds while at the same time allo...
by InlineJinn
Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: The web site
Topic: Meterboard 2 - bugs and feature requests
Replies: 250
Views: 25986

Re: Meterboard 2 - bugs and feature requests

Hi Thomas,

Thank you for your work on the Meterboard. It is a terrific motivator for me! I'm not seeing the marathon and half-marathon icons. Is that due to the C2 website update, or have they disappeared for some other reason?

Thanks,
John B.
by InlineJinn
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:12 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: I love my heating pad!
Replies: 3
Views: 996

Re: I love my heating pad!

Hi Paul, Sounds like the answer to my prayers! I tend to suffer a lot from lower back pain and have cushions for my back at my desk, in my car, etc. etc. What kind of heating pad is it and where did you get it (and more importantly, where can I get it)? I got mine at the local Walgreens, which is a ...
by InlineJinn
Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: I love my heating pad!
Replies: 3
Views: 996

I love my heating pad!

Hi Free Spirits, Searching didn't turn up any instances of "heating pad", so I hope this may be useful. I had been suffering from sore back muscles this rowing year. This wasn't from injury (I know what that feels like), but from taxing my back muscles several times a week. I was thinking it was jus...