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by MaxMacLaren1
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Meta-nonathlon 2019/2020
Replies: 13
Views: 764

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: 3
Views: 75

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: 3
Views: 147

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: 2900
Views: 120213

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: 103

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: 103

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...
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 75
Views: 3003

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Great effort and I like the 23 minute target idea, That's a pace of 1:48.7 and my 6k PB is 1:48.8. But it will have to wait until after SRIC :fssmile:.
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 34
Views: 973

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

Claudius, Very impressive =D> =D> =D> Jon, I've experienced exactly the same thing! When I first did low rate training it seemed impossible to row at lower rates and then impossible to change back up again! For me there are 2 things: the sudden 1 off change eg CTCs, and transitioning to a different ...
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 34
Views: 973

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

Guy, Plenty of time after SRIC!

Matt, Welcome. In terms of pacing I would start with first 2 intervals at 2k pace, 3rd interval at 1k pace and final interval just empty the tank. If you're feeling good you can always up the pace slightly on the 2nd and 3rd intervals.
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 666 meters
Replies: 32
Views: 1185

Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Peter, That is one fine hat :lol:
Felton, Great time =D>
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Oct 29, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 666 meters
Replies: 32
Views: 1185

Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Well that was truly scary! Started my first 2k time trial of the season but HD'd after 1,200m which was pretty stupid as I should have backed off. So thought I might as well give the Halloween Howler a go... but went out way too fast and HD'd again #-o So in a bid to salvage something from the worko...
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12113
Views: 338231

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

duffyoz wrote:
Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:25 pm
Smashed it!!!!!
You certainly did =D> =D> =D>. Interesting warm up :lol:. It's a shame you aren't based in Melbourne because entries for that location are still open and your time would have won a medal last year!!!
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 75
Views: 3003

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Well done to everyone who had an early go because that was quite hard! 5:29.3 @1:42.3 pace (adjusted time of 5:10.3). Pleased to break 5:30 and average pace was 1.1 faster than last year :D.
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by MaxMacLaren1
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: XVII Australian Masters Games
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: XVII Australian Masters Games

Wow, that is a very impressive haul of gold medals! Well done and it will keep Plummy busy updating the Hall of Fame :fssmile:.
by MaxMacLaren1
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: XVII Australian Masters Games
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: XVII Australian Masters Games

Good Luck! I hope you achieve your goals and great to see Free Spirits being represented :fssmile:.
by MaxMacLaren1
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Original 2k Training Programme
Replies: 15
Views: 1432

Re: The Original 2k Training Programme

Final session just completed! Overall the training has gone really well but there is a small mystery... Last year my average pace gave an indicative 2k time of just under 6:56 but I went on to manage a PB of just over 6:50, so around 5s better. This year my average pace is quicker and gives an indic...
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12113
Views: 338231

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Well done Lesley, you smashed it =D> =D> =D>.
by MaxMacLaren1
Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m
Replies: 37
Views: 3074

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

As Jim Trott from Vicar of Dibley* would say No, No, No, No, No, No......Yes :lol:

*UK TV sitcom
by MaxMacLaren1
Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m
Replies: 37
Views: 3074

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

Thank you for the tough targets and the warnings about the 3rd interval. It went much better than expected with a time of 16:54.1 @1:45.6 pace. Quick start then found a rhythm at 1:46 pace and stuck with that plus a minor sprint at the end of the last interval.

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by MaxMacLaren1
Sat Sep 28, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12113
Views: 338231

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Happy days! First PB for 6 months. IRL 4mins 1,190m @1:40.8.
by MaxMacLaren1
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 75
Views: 3003

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

All done. 1,190m @1:40.8. Planned for a relatively even pace at 1:41 but it didn't quite work out like that. But happy as pace 0.8 faster than last year and adjusted meters = 1,292.

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by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 75
Views: 3003

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

WOW, that will be a new British record then! And only 6m short of the world record. Utterly brilliant!!!
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Sep 24, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 1800m / 3'r / 1200m / 3'r / 1800m
Replies: 37
Views: 3074

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

Oh my! I think I preferred the old target. Great effort =D> =D> =D>.
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Sep 16, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Original 2k Training Programme
Replies: 15
Views: 1432

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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