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by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12123
Views: 341166

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Well done Lesley =D> =D> =D> . It looks like all those HM have helped increase your power!
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Concept 2 Error code 121-37 PM4
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: Concept 2 Error code 121-37 PM4

Well done on getting it fixed. Much cheaper than having to buy a new PM5! Hopefully you'll keep us all updated on how your training goes :fssmile:.
by MaxMacLaren1
Sat Jan 11, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: European Rowing Indoor Championships 2020
Replies: 5
Views: 115

Re: European Rowing Indoor Championships 2020

Very impressive time Morten! It looks like it was a fantastic race between gold and silver. And from the graph I'll bet the finish line couldn't come soon enough for the guy in 3rd because you were reeling him in =D> =D> =D> .
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Jan 09, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Meta-nonathlon 2019/2020
Replies: 20
Views: 1349

Re: Meta-nonathlon 2019/2020

Thanks Roger, you picked the perfect time for an update :D. It would be nice to be all green by the end of the season but not sure how long I will be able to hold 2nd place. If Colin fills in the blanks he will rocket straight to the top and there's no chance of me catching Philip. So it looks like ...
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Nonathlon 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 2100

Re: Nonathlon 2020

Thanks Peter. It has taken me nearly 3 years so I'm pretty pleased. Fingers crossed for the metanonathlon. I'm hoping for 900+ although I think there will still be 2 or 3 not green.
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Nonathlon 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 2100

Re: Nonathlon 2020

On the 12th day of Christmas my true love (also known as the erg) gave to me... 872 nonathlon points and an equal PB!

500m in 1:32.3 so a grand total of 8,112 points. A great way to start the year :fssmile:.

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by MaxMacLaren1
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard
Replies: 472
Views: 49867

Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Well done Guy and also to everyone who made the top 5 =D> =D> =D> .
by MaxMacLaren1
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: VTC 2020 - Virtual TeamChallenge
Replies: 11
Views: 302

Re: VTC 2020 - Virtual TeamChallenge

Not sure if I was in before but I am now :fssmile:. Is this a new challenge because I can't find a topic from last year to see how we did? Or is this the 2020 version of the World Erg Challenge last March where we were 4th.
by MaxMacLaren1
Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Nonathlon 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 2100

Re: Nonathlon 2020

10k today in 37:27.1 @1:52.3 which is worth 904 points. That means I'm on 7,240 points with only the 500m to go. So I need at least 860 points which means a time of 1:33.6 or better. Last year I managed 867 points so its going to be tight! Year.......2018....2019 500........867 1k..........871.........
by MaxMacLaren1
Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: December ctc - 7 x 1 minute / 70“r
Replies: 40
Views: 1456

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

Peter, That's a very impressive end to the year =D> =D> =D>.
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Nonathlon 2020
Replies: 41
Views: 2100

Re: Nonathlon 2020

Awesome job Max. But so close to 900 points: do you reckon you should go again 😉? Oh no! You've given me a really terrible idea for next season that I just can't get out of my head... a minimum of 900 points for each distance!!! Today's 5k for the IRL was 18:10.5 @1.49.0 and is worth 912 points. It...
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Dec 31, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 101
Views: 5313

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Well done Louise, a cracking PB =D> =D> =D> . After my last attempt I didn't try to trouble my PB but aimed to hold 1.49-1.50 pace. Pleased to report it worked although my stomach was slightly sore towards the end. Probably all the advanced stretching exercises* I've been doing over the past week :l...
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Dec 16, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 101
Views: 5313

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Well done, it is always good to score over 900 in the Nonathlon =D>. I confess to having a go on Sunday wondering if I could trouble my PB. Not a chance and I HD'd after 3,500m :oops:.
by MaxMacLaren1
Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7083
Views: 282579

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: 12123
Views: 341166

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: 41
Views: 2100

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: 41
Views: 2100

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: 12123
Views: 341166

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: 12123
Views: 341166

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: 12123
Views: 341166

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: 612

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: 612

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: 612

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: 229568

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...