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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: 31
Views: 874

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: 31
Views: 874

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: 1102

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: 375

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: 1084

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: 2266

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: 283
Views: 10944

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: 3266

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: 296

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 ... ;)
by GuidonTheBee
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Bavarian Indoor Rowing Cup 2018
Replies: 14
Views: 422

Re: Bavarian Indoor Rowing Cup 2018

Excellent work Claudius ! And lightweight too - very well done sir. It's always a little added stress until you have your weight certified & I know all to well what you will have gone through. But to be able to race as lwt (whether or not you had any opponents) and take 2nd place of the 4 including ...
by GuidonTheBee
Sat Nov 24, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Welsh IRC
Replies: 5
Views: 205

Welsh IRC

Not really capable of a race analysis just yet but managed a 2k PB which was good enough for the 40+ lwt win and apparently also faster than the open lwts :shock:
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by GuidonTheBee
Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1534

Re: Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships 2018

Altogether a pretty good showing for Free Spirits today I reckon. Great performances by Max and Felton, it was great watching their race.
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by GuidonTheBee
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1534

Re: Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships 2018

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by GuidonTheBee
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1534

Re: Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships 2018

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by GuidonTheBee
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1534

Re: Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships 2018

I need a sit down ...

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by GuidonTheBee
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019
Replies: 283
Views: 10944

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Team Guy Well done everyone who's using this month to nail a fast 6k on the way as if it was no big deal !! Let alone Ian with a 5k pace - great work ! No such fireworks from me. With 2k, 1k & 500m races in the next few weeks I've shunned anything close to this long (apart from recovery paced rows) ...
by GuidonTheBee
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1534

Re: Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships 2018

I'll mostly be looking like this, probably in a black hoodie & black tracksters. Possibly a bit less smiley & a tad more nervous ... ;)
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by GuidonTheBee
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships 2018
Replies: 52
Views: 1534

Re: Scottish Indoor Rowing Championships 2018

I'll be there too - 40-49 lwt 1k & 500m for me so just waiting for entrants/timings to be published. I think Max has mentioned most of the key points to remember. Definitely arrive in plenty of time, try & watch a few races before you begin your prep routine to try & avoid a sensory overload panic w...
by GuidonTheBee
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November CTC - 11x111 r1
Replies: 34
Views: 1380

Re: November CTC - 11x111 r1

I have occasionally done the odd 100m sprint but this CTC is unlike anything I do regularly so I have no idea whether to be pleased with this result or not ! I'm assuming that this is not really one for lwts to shine anyway. I used an extreme (for me) drag of 160 which felt terrible until the flywhe...
by GuidonTheBee
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019
Replies: 283
Views: 10944

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Team Guy

Will log on site tomorrow.
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by GuidonTheBee
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October CTC - 1934m/2206m/400m/200m 2'r
Replies: 54
Views: 1917

Re: October CTC - 1934m/2206m/400m/200m 2'r

Wow, thanks for the kind words all ! Strangely enough, the past week or so has felt a bit patchy - I've put in some rows that I'm definitely happy with (e.g. the CTC), but I've been feeling a bit off the boil on other days so your positive comments are most welcomed ! I've never thought of myself as...
by GuidonTheBee
Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October CTC - 1934m/2206m/400m/200m 2'r
Replies: 54
Views: 1917

Re: October CTC - 1934m/2206m/400m/200m 2'r

Everything I had today for an inspirational lady.

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by GuidonTheBee
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 2818m, standing start, free stroke rate
Replies: 33
Views: 1427

Re: September ctc - 2818m, standing start, free stroke rate

Legs were sore from the off. Managed to turn it up a bit towards the end which suggests I could have started a bit more ambitiously perhaps but I'm not sure I'll get another shot this month. Loving the friendly competition in the thread & well done Iain for toughing it out, much respect for not HDin...
by GuidonTheBee
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019
Replies: 283
Views: 10944

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019

Team Guy Struggling a bit to figure out how to upload an image from my phone but will try to fix tomorrow if it all goes Pete. Managed a negative split 1250 tonight, not sure I can find any more though. Will try and post on the irl site tomorrow too. IRLCrop2.jpg Edit: Tried to resize PM% shot to be...