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by GuidonTheBee
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 666 meters
Replies: 21
Views: 562

Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Bah. So near & yet so far. Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy with that but a tenth of a second faster would have looked prettier ! HR started dropping slightly towards the end, same as Zoot noticed with last months IRL. Not sure what that means ? If, indeed, it means anything much at all. Maybe the...
by GuidonTheBee
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 59
Views: 1949

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Who doesn't love a PB ?! Been feeling a bit off colour since the weekend and took a few days off but this evening was my opportunity to have a crack at this. Felt better this morning so did an easy hour (15k) before work to try & keep something in the tank for this evening. Pace worked well - brisk ...
by GuidonTheBee
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m
Replies: 37
Views: 1657

Re: September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m

Hope the foot's on the mend Max. I'm sure you'll be firing on all cylinders by the SIRC. Rather than leave it to the last minute again, I had a go at lunchtime. Perhaps not as easy for me to get my head around as shorter eyeballs-out intervals or steady distances but I think I give it a pretty hones...
by GuidonTheBee
Tue Sep 10, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 59
Views: 1949

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

If there's space, I'm in :)
by GuidonTheBee
Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'
Replies: 40
Views: 1766

Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Been feeling a bit off most of this month. Not what you'd call actually ill but certainly not firing on all cylinders. Might just be poor sleep quality in the warm, light summer nights. I started to feel a bit sharper back end of last week so sneaked this in today. Hoping the effort doesn't cause a ...
by GuidonTheBee
Fri Jul 19, 2019 2:51 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: 1641

Re: July ctc - 500m/2'30"r/400m/2'r/300m/1'30"r/200m/1'r/100m

That was hard going:

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(I don't know what the logbook takes as the heart rate but the PM5 was showing a fair bit higher than that !)
by GuidonTheBee
Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12103
Views: 337133

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Well done Ian, great result. Breaking 15k is a good way to start the morning !
by GuidonTheBee
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:42 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r
Replies: 50
Views: 2103

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

I've had a few dry runs of this one with fewer intervals so I had half a plan to try & stick to under 1:34/500 avg pace for each & see how things went. At least the first rep wasn't too bad :evil: Unusually for me, with heart rate too as I've reincarnated my old chest belt (mostly for some HRV playi...
by GuidonTheBee
Tue May 21, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May CTC - 3 x 1k / 5 min rest
Replies: 40
Views: 1930

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

Had another go:
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by GuidonTheBee
Fri May 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May CTC - 3 x 1k / 5 min rest
Replies: 40
Views: 1930

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

Not been training my sustainable red-line 1k/2k pace recently so didn't want go to out too fast in the first couple of intervals. Nice to know that the afterburners are still working though (final 100m of final rep). Might squeeze a bit more out if I get chance for a second go but I suspect that Tak...
by GuidonTheBee
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019
Replies: 331
Views: 14691

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Feeling rather better than I have done for a few days. Not great but good enough that Sundays attempt on the IRL was starting to bug me. Had to fit this & a CTC into lunchtime so I chose to do this first as I wasn't sure I'd fancy anything else after the 1500. Pleased with the result. Partly because...
by GuidonTheBee
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: APRIL CTC - single 1500m
Replies: 35
Views: 1742

Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Sorry team. Still not 100% but had to try to fit an IRL 500m & the CTC into the same lunchtime. This was the rather unfortunate result. Body was still in sprint mode & the first split felt stupidly easy. I wasn't fooled but there was nothing I could do about it. Apocalyptic FnD. Really not fun. CTC_...
by GuidonTheBee
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019
Replies: 331
Views: 14691

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Team Guy. Nice improvement Plummy - on tired legs too. Great work. Been feeling pretty rough for a few days. Some sort of virus I guess which makes me wake up with what feels like a hangover. Given that I don't drink alcohol anymore I feel this is most unfair ! Not sure if I'll get another shot now,...
by GuidonTheBee
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Meter board banter
Replies: 3435
Views: 149886

Re: Meter board banter

I reckon you're safe enough Ian. With the kids being off & the like I've been able to put in a few unusually large weeks recently but I'll be back to something a bit more sustainable now. This is already my highest meters season (woo - go me !! ;)
by GuidonTheBee
Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: APRIL CTC - single 1500m
Replies: 35
Views: 1742

Re: APRIL CTC - single 1500m

Ooft. Nice one Colin ! I doubt I'll be close to that :shock:
by GuidonTheBee
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019
Replies: 331
Views: 14691

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Team Guy Realised the other day that I hadn't posted a score so hastily added a time from early in the month (which I had managed to post for the Fitness Matters challenge - getting forgetful in my old age !). Then I was sat at work yesterday thinking I should be able to go a bit faster so I had ano...
by GuidonTheBee
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March ctc - 666/333/666/333/666/333/666/333 - 10' 30" total rest
Replies: 48
Views: 1811

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

Thanks Ian, hip abductors bizzarely sore today so I must have been working ! Best of luck getting under 1:50 if you get another chance Joe. Hope you're feeling a bit perkier soon Plummy. There does seem to be something doing the rounds at the moment & this one does need a fair bit of oxygen however ...
by GuidonTheBee
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March ctc - 666/333/666/333/666/333/666/333 - 10' 30" total rest
Replies: 48
Views: 1811

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

Quick update - it's past my bedtime !! Not done anything under 1:50/500 for weeks so went for unusual rests. Certainly not the most efficient way to get this one done, but possibly effective given my current balance of fitness. Found a unexpected rocket for the last rep at the bottom of the pit of d...
by GuidonTheBee
Wed Feb 27, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: February 19 CTC - 2801m
Replies: 35
Views: 1366

Re: February 19 CTC - 2801m

I can't say I knew Anne well but I met her on a couple of occasions so it was good to be able to remember her this way. I was due a 60R20 this lunchtime anyway so I thought I'd get into the low rate groove with a R19 attempt. Fairly happy with my rate control but pace is still too variable stroke to...
by GuidonTheBee
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Carole McNally Memorial CTC - 1402m
Replies: 17
Views: 517

Re: Carole McNally Memorial CTC - 1402m

Thought I was tired then decided I was more tired than I thought after the first split
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by GuidonTheBee
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: EIRC 2019 (English Indoor Rowing Championships)
Replies: 14
Views: 1470

Re: EIRC 2019 (English Indoor Rowing Championships)

Well raced Andrea & Dave. Second with a PB & a seasons best respectively - excellent performances both ! As mentioned by Plummy, I was as at the English IRC last Sunday and I promised to try & be a bit more active on the forum. (This isn't the first time I've tried to be a bit more active but I'm no...
by GuidonTheBee
Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: January 19 CTC - 20/R20
Replies: 58
Views: 2745

Re: January 19 CTC - 20/R20

Finally taken care of both the Christmas kgs & the Christmas lurgy so had a go. I always struggle to hold a R20 pace that seems to relate to my free rate paces when I compare what others can do so I wasn't expecting to challenge any of the excellent times already posted. I also hurt my ribs last Jan...
by GuidonTheBee
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019
Replies: 331
Views: 14691

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

This lunchtimes effort. Similar story to my CTC last week - mentally I'm convinced I'm still a bit off fully recovered from BRIC, but once I get going I surprise myself. Within about 8 seconds of a seasons best which I'm very pleased with.
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by GuidonTheBee
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start
Replies: 76
Views: 3551

Re: December ctc - 30 minutes, standing start

Lots of enthusiasm for this one I see. And some strong efforts too. Nice one cracking the 7500 barrier Plummy ! I'm still feeling a bit flat after the BRIC and wasn't expecting too much but surprised myself with this effort last night. Tantalisingly close to Claudius's result - obviously lwt is suit...
by GuidonTheBee
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Guy Blackburn sets new British Record!
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Guy Blackburn sets new British Record!

Thanks all for the support & kind words. My self effacing, under the radar persona is somewhat under threat briefly ... ;)