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by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Original 2k Training Programme
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

Re: The Original 2k Training Programme

Cycle 4 may be taking longer than expected (2 weeks injured) but the timings are going according to plan :fssmile:. It would be great to complete the remaining sessions by the end of the month.

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by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Devon Indoor Rowing Championships 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Re: Devon Indoor Rowing Championships 2019

Well done =D> =D> =D>. Looks like your arm was ok. 3rd place in 19:57.0 so comfortably under 20 mins, although that might not be the first word that springs to mind!

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by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12091
Views: 335311

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Congratulations Mikkel =D> =D> =D>.
by MaxMacLaren1
Fri Sep 13, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Rowing at (and beyond) the limit
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: Rowing at (and beyond) the limit

Hi Peter, Wow that really is an amazing video. When I watched the highlights I had mixed feelings. On one hand I was impressed that the German boat held together and won. And I was also surprised by the gap between the first 2 and last 2 boats. But on the other hand I was unsettled that the boats th...
by MaxMacLaren1
Fri Sep 13, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Devon Indoor Rowing Championships 2019
Replies: 4
Views: 140

Devon Indoor Rowing Championships 2019

Dave, I can't let you get away with a passing reference to the Devon championships in the "What training have I done today" thread. So here is your very own thread... The Devon Indoor Championship's is this Saturday, 14th September (for non Brits Devon is a county in the south west of England). The ...
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Sep 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m
Replies: 24
Views: 730

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

Thanks Fred, Wolfie and Guy. Impressive time as always Guy =D> =D> =D>. Strangely my foot was the only bit that felt fine today! Lacked energy and was a little shakey prior to warm up. If it had been a full blown attempt to catch Felton I'd have HD'd before starting (not sure that is actually possib...
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?
Replies: 2891
Views: 118216

Re: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

Well done Mikkel. I don't even see 800 watts when I'm dreaming =D> =D> =D>.
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Sep 09, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m
Replies: 24
Views: 730

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

All fine this morning. I had planned to gradually increase pace by 5s per day but during the warm up decided to skip a day and go for 1:55. I hope I don't live to regret that. Evenly paced 18:24.1 @1:55.0. Suspect tomorrow's attempt at 1:50 will be a touch harder. And to avoid any doubt this recover...
by MaxMacLaren1
Sun Sep 08, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m
Replies: 24
Views: 730

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

Well done Louise =D> =D> =D>.

After 9 days off it felt like time to gently test my foot. An evenly paced 20:00.1 @2.05.0. Hopefully there will be no ill effects tomorrow [-o<.
by MaxMacLaren1
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Metatarsalgia (Foot pain)
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Metatarsalgia (Foot pain)

Thanks Claudius. Yes, the pain is under the foot strap (on the bottom of my foot) so I will play around with the height. The physio and podiatrist did not think it was a stress fracture becasuse there was no swelling or redness. A couple of years ago I had orthotic insoles made for a knee problem an...
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m
Replies: 24
Views: 730

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

...3 x 2000m r4 at 2.14.8 pace Hello Louise, There are lots of people with more experience than I have but this seems a good target with less meters balancing the less rest. From people who have shared their splits most are fairly balanced i.e. the 1,200m is broadly similar to the 1,800m. If you fe...
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8089
Views: 226097

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

zootMutant wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:21 am
... but you have to start somewhere.
Thanks zoot you have probably saved me a lot of heart ache and pain. I will follow your lead when I get back on the erg because I would have tried to go too fast too soon!
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m
Replies: 24
Views: 730

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

Great start to the month, well done everyone.

Felton, Thank you, can't wait to get back on the erg and aim for sub 1:47!
Tako, I know that feeling :lol:
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7062
Views: 277562

Re: The Pete Plan

Davidba wrote:
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:48 am
Pete Plan commenced last night. 8x500 @ 1.36.1 (best was 1.34 odd in 2017).
David, That's a very impressive return!
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Metatarsalgia (Foot pain)
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Metatarsalgia (Foot pain)

Has anyone suffered from metatarsalgia (foot pain near the ball of your foot)? I'd welcome any thoughts on recovery and how to avoid it in future. I woke up on Saturday with a sore foot and was hardly able to walk. It was very painful when pressure was applied next to the ball of my right foot. The ...
by MaxMacLaren1
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'
Replies: 40
Views: 1220

Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

...doing lots of long slow stuff to start to rebuild the engine and will add in some interval training soon as well. Hopefully with the aim of peaking for the Scottish Championships! Claudius, Thank you! I was thinking of trying to beat Colin's time for a seat in Boat 1, but your time is just too q...
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'
Replies: 40
Views: 1220

Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

Guy, Wow that's fast!!! And I loved the way boat 1 jumped a few places.

PS Colin I've just noticed you have posted a sub 1:40 time, pipping me by 0.5 seconds!
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Aug 27, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m
Replies: 24
Views: 730

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

Grobi wrote:
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:58 pm
Any ideas re the pacing?
Peter, Wait for Wolfie to try then go a little faster :lol:

The Pete Plan 1500m x 5 5r is at 5k pace, the 2,000m x 4 is 0.5 over 5k pace. This is shorter with less rest, so maybe 2 or 3 below 5k pace (so 2 or 3 above 2k pace).
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Aug 27, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 24
Views: 605

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Thanks Peter, yes from me.
by MaxMacLaren1
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'
Replies: 40
Views: 1220

Re: AUG CTC - 'Dog Days Double Double'

It would have been wise to do a trial run. Or at least to think of this month's challenge like a short 1k, 500m, 1k, 500m rather than a slightly long 500m, sprint, 500m, sprint. Too late now! The 1st interval was awful. I went out too fast, slowed down, slowed down some more then needed to speed up ...
by MaxMacLaren1
Sun Aug 25, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12091
Views: 335311

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Well done Colin and a lovely sprint finish =D> =D> =D>.
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Original 2k Training Programme
Replies: 13
Views: 1168

Re: The Original 2k Training Programme

Cycle 3 completed, one more to go! It is hard but the improvement continues. If I can get the remaining reds over 1.0 to under 1.0, and those under 1.0 to green I will be happy.

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by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12091
Views: 335311

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Well done Tako ^O^ ^O^ ^O^. I would love to go sub 1:30 one day!

Mikkel, It is maybe not just the 10 years that make it hard; your PBs are also fantastically good!
by MaxMacLaren1
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12091
Views: 335311

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Well spotted, it would be a new British record! I've emailed Concept2 and asked them to verify or remove it. I'm sure I've read that, in general, they don't like making changes to the rankings but as this would be a record hopefully they will. They also change / validate for race results.
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12091
Views: 335311

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Congratulations Colin. 2nd fastest time this year =D> =D> =D>

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