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by MaxMacLaren1
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7070
Views: 279783

Re: The Pete Plan

Peter, The consistency of your pacing and stroke rate is really impressive!
by MaxMacLaren1
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12118
Views: 339532

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Thanks Felton. Today's challenge was the HM. I was aiming for 900 nonathlon points which is 1:22:22 @ 1:57.1. But couldn't hold 1:57 and slowly drifted. Still happy with a PB at 1:22:40.4 @1:57.5 which is an improvement of c15 seconds and worth 896 points.

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by MaxMacLaren1
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:10 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Nonathlon 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1632

Re: Nonathlon 2020

Decided to tackle the HM first on the basis that a) the 5k and 10k will be hard b) I should leave the 500m to last because the pain will be short and if I stress my leg muscles it's not a problem and c) I could treat the HM as a bit of a recovery row after yesterday. Surprise, surprise it started ok...
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Nonathlon 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1632

Re: Nonathlon 2020

Having set myself a post SRIC festive challenge of reaching 8,100 points I thought it was time for an update. Two PBs this week have put me in a decent position but I've only got 9 days left before I'm away. But which order do I do the remaining 4 events in to maximise my chances of success. Hmm... ...
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12118
Views: 339532

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Seeing Felton's awesome 60 minutes inspired me to have a go at improving my 15,550m @1:55.7. I was hoping to break 15,600 @1:55.3. Quickly settled into 1.55-1:56 pace which was comfortable (or rather a pace I thought I could keep up without dying). With 12 minutes to go I realised a sub 1:55 or c15,...
by MaxMacLaren1
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12118
Views: 339532

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Since setting a PB for 4m in September's IRL I've been meaning to have a go at my 1k. To be fair my 1k is pretty soft at 1:39.8 pace. Given PBs of 1:32.3 for 500m and 1:42.5 for 2k in theory I should be around 1:37.5 pace. But practice is an entirely different matter! The plan was fast start, settle...
by MaxMacLaren1
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12118
Views: 339532

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Felton, I must have missed your power hour, very impressive!
by MaxMacLaren1
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: BRIC 2019 - Dec 7th
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: BRIC 2019 - Dec 7th

plummy wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:18 pm
Great write up...
It certainly is, thank you. And Morten that must have been hugely frustrating. But at least you have Prauge to look forward to.
by MaxMacLaren1
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: BRIC 2019 - Dec 7th
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: BRIC 2019 - Dec 7th

Also well done to James and Chris Newberry. James posted a great time in his 2k of 6.35.4. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed your day. I can't see a time for Morten so I'm not sure if he had to withdraw.

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by MaxMacLaren1
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: BRIC 2019 - Dec 7th
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: BRIC 2019 - Dec 7th

Yes the results are in. Huge congratulations to Guy for winning bronze in the 500m =D> =D> =D>. Plus 4th in the 2k. Just awesome!

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by MaxMacLaren1
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8098
Views: 229270

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Another HR restricted 10k today. 39:26.3 @1:58.3, average heart rate 129. In watt terms that's 211 watts compared to last year's 2:03 which is 188 watts so a 12% increase. That seems a lot and not entirely sure what it means. But I'm guessing it means I'm fitter and should try some longer distance r...
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: December ctc - 7 x 1 minute / 70“r
Replies: 18
Views: 816

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

Lots of great early scores this month. I wonder if everyone is posting a result before Christmas party season! Part of my SRIC preparation was a horrible 6x1.5m with 1mr which I managed in 1:38.3. So applying Paul's Law would suggest a target of 1:35.8 but I really wasn't sure if that was doable. Th...
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Trying to refocus
Replies: 10
Views: 213

Re: Trying to refocus

I'm sure Plummy will help keep you focused! Not sure if you keep a training diary but the Concept2 logbook "filter" button is great for comparing current to previous workouts. So you can see exactly how much you've improved.
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8098
Views: 229270

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

A nice heart rate restricted row today. 10k in 39:12.2 @ 1:57.6, average HR 133. In January I did a number of similar rows, typically 40mins @ 2:03, average HR 130. Looks like quite a difference. As my HR monitor was a Christmas present last year I'll soon be able to compare workouts and see how my ...
by MaxMacLaren1
Sat Nov 30, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 45
Views: 2144

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

Sorry for leaving this so late. I had meant to row it yesterday but my wife reminded me we were going out for lunch. Unfortunately I picked up a nasty stomach bug and was going to give it miss today. But then I got to thinking about Matt's foot and Plummy's cold and thought just do it... I can alway...
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 86
Views: 4562

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

My first really hard middle distance for a while. I couldn't quite match Felton's great time but pretty pleased with 23:09.4 @1:49.5. Adjusted that equals 21:11.4. And because I can pro-rata down and use the 1:49.5 for the Nonathlon 6k that gives a handy 919 points :D.

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by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships 2019

Thank you all for your support :fssmile:.
by MaxMacLaren1
Sun Nov 24, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships 2019

Well that was a day of highs and lows! It was great seeing Guy and watching some utterly fantastic racing but my own performance was rather disappointing. I know I messed up my periodisation training but over the past 2 weeks I really thought I had got back on track. The aim was to try and trouble m...
by MaxMacLaren1
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Meta-nonathlon 2019/2020
Replies: 14
Views: 1001

Re: Meta-nonathlon 2019/2020

Thanks Rodger. After following training plans for most of the year I'm looking forward to enjoying myself in the weeks following SRIC with a bit of festive Nonathlon fun. My aim is to complete all the distances (excluding FM) and post total scores of 900+ for the Meta-nonathlon and 8,100+ for the no...
by MaxMacLaren1
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships 2019

The Scottish Championships are this Saturday, 23rd November, in Motherwell. I'm in the 2k and Guy has entered the 500m, 1k and 2k which is an impressive challenge! The draw has been issued and in my 50-60 hwt category there are at least 4 sub 6:50 rowers so I'm not expecting to medal. A great result...
by MaxMacLaren1
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: BRIC 2019 - Dec 7th
Replies: 14
Views: 533

Re: BRIC 2019 - Dec 7th

Hi Steve, Although I've entered for the last 3 years I'm not going this year. I hope James has a fantastic day because it really is an impressive set up.
by MaxMacLaren1
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?
Replies: 2904
Views: 121259

Re: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

Dave, Well done on the 500m, that's an impressive Nonathlon score. And hope you're feeling better soon.
by MaxMacLaren1
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Overtraining
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Re: Overtraining

Thanks Dave and Guy, much appreciated. Last night I was reading about over-training on the web and came across over-reaching which I hadn't heard of. It sounds exactly like the 'under recovery' Guy mentions and is the stage before over-training. The bit I really liked is that with a proper rest you ...
by MaxMacLaren1
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Overtraining
Replies: 3
Views: 231

Overtraining

Where to start? After spending the summer following the original 2k training program I switched to some of the Pete Plan sessions in early October but now the wheels seem to have come off and it's only 2 weeks to go to the Scottish Championships. Every session over the summer I was pushing it but wi...