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by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12063
Views: 333488

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Ian Bee wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:32 am
This is +82m over my PB
Congratulations! Nice pacing and what a great way to start the day =D> =D> =D>.
by MaxMacLaren1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Original 2k Training Programme
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: The Original 2k Training Programme

Thanks Wolfie. I'm pleased to see the green / yellow return this week although I've had to push it a bit rather than let the pace build naturally. So it'll be interesting to see if that impacts cycle 3.

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by MaxMacLaren1
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8042
Views: 223738

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Ian Bee wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 4:47 pm
The stars aligned today for a longer row......
Wow that is a long row =D> :shock: =D> (More than I've managed in a week this season :oops:)
by MaxMacLaren1
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Original 2k Training Programme
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: The Original 2k Training Programme

Just when I was thinking I had the measure of this along comes a cold :(. After a week off and a HD attempt, I managed a slowish 60m r18 yesterday. But it felt good to be back :fssmile:.

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by MaxMacLaren1
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: July ctc - 500m/2'30"r/400m/2'r/300m/1'30"r/200m/1'r/100m
Replies: 22
Views: 767

Re: July ctc - 500m/2'30

Tako wrote:
Sat Jul 06, 2019 11:35 am
Had my first go at this, so now over to you Max & Felton :-)
A great target to aim for and hopefully I'll be in shape to give it a go next weekend.
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: July ctc - 500m/2'30"r/400m/2'r/300m/1'30"r/200m/1'r/100m
Replies: 22
Views: 767

Re: July ctc - 500m/2'30

Max, you were faster than me in June ;-) Only just! But it got me thinking. Obviously I can't catch you on the Leaderboard (unless you miss a CTC) but on a head to head basis it's Tako 4, Max 3. Excluding April, the one I missed, its 3-3 and our average positions and pace per CTC this year are: you...
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r
Replies: 50
Views: 1748

Re: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r

Looks like Morten is back on form, leaping into Boat 1.

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by MaxMacLaren1
Sun Jun 30, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: July ctc - 500m/2'30"r/400m/2'r/300m/1'30"r/200m/1'r/100m
Replies: 22
Views: 767

Re: July ctc - 500m/2'30"r/400m/2'r/300m/1'30"r/200m/1'r/100m

Tako must have been involved because the new challenge is tailor made for him :wink:.
Grobi wrote:
Fri Jun 28, 2019 12:16 pm
Another pain fest it seems :shock: The choice would have been DLC Gidea Park's but they decided to leave the ctc (does anyone know why?).
by MaxMacLaren1
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:10 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8042
Views: 223738

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Hi Lesley, The post below may help although it is about improving leg strength for erging rather than by erging. Personally I like the classic 30 r20 for strength building. I've also read that rowing strapless, and building in lots of power 10s are supposed to be good. Will be interesting to see oth...
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Heart Rate Training and Bands
Replies: 90
Views: 8324

Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Impressive start but no wonder you found it hard. 4x15m @5k pace! You only had to alternate 6m @5k pace and 9m @marathon pace :lol:. I realise 5k pace on the programme is a training pace not a SB pace but still, that is a mighty challenge.
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Heart Rate Training and Bands
Replies: 90
Views: 8324

Re: Heart Rate Training and Bands

Hope it goes well. Out of the plans I've tried it was the most enjoyable. I felt aerobically fitter and was able to do half marathons for the first time but I didn't feel like I was over-training. The only things I noticed were a) the time commitment on some weeks was hard and b) my power seemed to ...
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Original 2k Training Programme
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: The Original 2k Training Programme

Having posted earlier about creating a spreadsheet it motivated me to get on and do it. And I'm very pleased to see some green creeping in...

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by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Original 2k Training Programme
Replies: 7
Views: 878

Re: The Original 2k Training Programme

The training forum has been quiet recently so I thought it was time for an update. Last year the Original 2k Training Programme helped to improve my power and technique so I decided to include it as part of my annual training. I'm currently following the 5 sessions a week version (attached) but real...
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r
Replies: 50
Views: 1748

Re: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r

GuidonTheBee wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 2:42 pm
Well done to everyone who has kept going through the 15th rep of utter despair.
:lol: :lol: :lol: It's fair to say our despair lasted quite a lot longer than yours! That is seriously fast =D> =D> =D>.
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: A very good rowing machine?
Replies: 1
Views: 139

Re: A very good rowing machine?

Hello Sor, A lot of people use the Concept2 model D. It's a great machine and very well made. The range of resistance is good. On my machine the resistance (called drag factor) goes up to 200. Olympic male rowers row around 135, females around 120. Be careful if rowing at high resistance because it ...
by MaxMacLaren1
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r
Replies: 50
Views: 1748

Re: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r

The more boats we float the better!
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r
Replies: 50
Views: 1748

Re: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r

Hello Mat, Oh to be able to erg a couple of times a month and achieve a time like that!!!

Tako, With Guy and Colin still to post times it looks like you have your work cut out this month.
by MaxMacLaren1
Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r
Replies: 50
Views: 1748

Re: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r

Inspired by all of the early entries this month I thought I'd give it a blast. Aimed to keep the intervals at 1:40 or below which was pretty tough. Overall 19:53.9 @1:39.4 which is about 3s below 2k PB from last year. I went flat out for the last 300m at 1:34.0 but there are so many intervals it was...
by MaxMacLaren1
Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r
Replies: 50
Views: 1748

Re: June ctc - 20 x 300m / 1'r

This does sound painful but what pace to aim for? Suspect there is a lot of scope for HDing or at least slowing rapidly given 20 intervals. A handful of times last season I did 100m x 20 @1:27.5 so Paul's Law suggests c1:35 pace :shock:. March 2016's challenge was 300m x9 with 30s rest so IF doublin...
by MaxMacLaren1
Fri May 31, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May CTC - 3 x 1k / 5 min rest
Replies: 40
Views: 1558

Re: May CTC - 3 x 1k / 5 min rest

Some great competition this month especially for Boat 2! Re Tako's question my aim was to leave it to the last weekend of the month as I come back from injury. But a couple of hangovers meant it had to wait until the very last day. Really wasn't sure what to expect so aimed for c1:44. Not full pace ...
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue May 21, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May CTC - 3 x 1k / 5 min rest
Replies: 40
Views: 1558

Re: May CTC - 3 x 1k / 5 min rest

Well done Guy, that is rather quick!
by MaxMacLaren1
Sun May 12, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Nonathlon 2020
Replies: 20
Views: 768

Re: Nonathlon 2020

Hi Stan, Please can you add me, MaxMaxLaren1. Thank you.
by MaxMacLaren1
Wed May 08, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Plummy
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Happy Birthday Plummy

HBdTY, HBdTY, HBdDPlummy, HBdTY :fssmile:.
by MaxMacLaren1
Fri May 03, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May CTC - 3 x 1k / 5 min rest
Replies: 40
Views: 1558

Re: May CTC - 3 x 1k / 5 min rest

Nice rowing Tako and a lot of "rest" meters. Can't wait until I'm fit and can have a crack at this.
by MaxMacLaren1
Fri May 03, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12063
Views: 333488

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Well done Marta, that is a very impressive improvement. And it is the fastest time in the world this season \:D/

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