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by GuidonTheBee
Fri Nov 20, 2020 5:17 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12314
Views: 372654

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Claudius - That is absolutely superb !! Great pace & rate control when (presumably) you were breathing through your ears for most of it !

^O^ ^O^ ^O^
by GuidonTheBee
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 30 mins., standing start, unrestricted
Replies: 67
Views: 4726

Re: October ctc - 30 mins., standing start, unrestricted

I've not done many CTCs this year, and to be honest my motivation & overall volume of erging has been way down. But given that I'll be properly off the erg for a while (just a bit of minor carpal tunnel surgery, nothing serious), the least I can do is add another CTC score while I can ! I've bee...
by GuidonTheBee
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard
Replies: 533
Views: 67604

Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Ha - yes, that is indeed the fat, slow version of me :oops: Thanks for spotting it ! Had an extremely patchy year so far in terms of training & motivation so little CTC activity from me and it's only going to get worse as I'm in for carpal tunnel surgery tomorrow. Hoping not to have to spend too...
by GuidonTheBee
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: European Rowing Indoor Championships 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 794

Re: European Rowing Indoor Championships 2020

Very best of luck Morten ! Have a great race.
by GuidonTheBee
Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: BRIC 2019 - Dec 7th
Replies: 14
Views: 1434

Re: BRIC 2019 - Dec 7th

Thanks for the compliment Max! (Having typed out the underneath on my phone I realise it's a bit of a War and Peace job. I apologise and understand if no one actually bothers ro read it !! ;) I really need to do a race report for the SIRC before it becomes ancient history, but as I'm stuck on the la...
by GuidonTheBee
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: December ctc - 7 x 1 minute / 70“r
Replies: 40
Views: 3165

Re: December ctc - 7 x 1 minute / 70“r

Went early in a somewhat desperate attempt to cultivate some speed ahead of the BRIC on Saturday. Barely sat on the machine for more than 2 weeks now (Scottish IRC races notwithstanding - which in retrospect may not have been the best idea) so held this to rate 35(ish) to see what would happen. How ...
by GuidonTheBee
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Overtraining
Replies: 3
Views: 923

Re: Overtraining

I'm definitely no expert but my experience is that downturns could be a few different things. You may well be right that it's overtraining but if somethings knocked you off then it might be 'under recovery' (to draw a slightly tenuous distinction between the two). You could have picked up a mild vir...
by GuidonTheBee
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 45
Views: 3673

Re: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m

With the Scottish champs in 3 weeks I'm not sure where I might be able to fit in a full gas version of the CTC this month so I sneaked one in after my steady 60 minutes this morning to make sure I get one on the board. I don't imagine this will look too sharp once everyone else gets going - you can ...
by GuidonTheBee
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 140
Views: 10759

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Rather slower than last year & a bit annoyed at a loss of focus in the middle section. It'll have to do.

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by GuidonTheBee
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 666 meters
Replies: 32
Views: 2771

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...
by GuidonTheBee
Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 140
Views: 10759

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 - br...
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: 5638

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: 140
Views: 10759

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: 3913

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: 3203

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: 12314
Views: 372654

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: 3786

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 H...
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: 3122

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: 3122

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: 17282

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 bec...
by GuidonTheBee
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: APRIL CTC - single 1500m
Replies: 35
Views: 2420

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 f...
by GuidonTheBee
Sun Apr 28, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2018 / 2019
Replies: 331
Views: 17282

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: 3439
Views: 160079

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: 2420

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: 17282

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...