Search found 500 matches

by MaxMacLaren1
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March ctc - 4x4'/4'r
Replies: 24
Views: 1413

Re: March ctc - 4x4'/4'r

Well done everyone! While I was rowing today I wondered if the lockdown in many parts of the world would stop any regulars attempting the CTC. If there are it would be nice if they were not penalised in terms of the league table because missing a month makes a huge difference. Not sure how best this...
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8102
Views: 233638

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

This thread's been a little quiet lately. Jon how did the 30 minute rows go? I rowed only my second HM of the season today. The aim was to keep my heart rate about the same level as I would for a HR restricted 10k @1:59.0, so about 131-133 average. Very surprised that I didn't need to drop the pace ...
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: OCD Rows
Replies: 57
Views: 10862

Re: OCD Rows

Good effort Dave. I don't know if Concept2 truncates or rounds up or down but an interesting observation from Iain.
by MaxMacLaren1
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Concept2 World Erg Challenge
Replies: 8
Views: 451

Re: Concept2 World Erg Challenge

Jon, Hope the builders can stay on site and finish the job (assuming it's safe to do so). We're limited here to 2 workers but at least it's all in the garden. The downside is that it's a terraced house so all the material has to come through the house, literally 100s of bags of sand and cement, dust...
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 18
Views: 1059

Re: Covid-19

In Mallorca, Spain we're in the 2nd week of lockdown and already it's been extended by a further 2 weeks. Glad to say everyone is taking it seriously and if you are out the police are likely to stop you and ask why. I was even told off on Saturday for not going to the bakers nearest to my home (in m...
by MaxMacLaren1
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12161
Views: 349490

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

WOW! That is an fabulous row. Sub 37 minutes, 6th in world this season, the last 2k sub 1:50 pace, keeping up that stroke rate, the blistering finish in the 1:30s =D> =D> =D>.

And a great post from Steve :fssmile:.
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Mar 17, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Don’t swim on Friday 13
Replies: 22
Views: 951

Re: Don’t swim on Friday 13

Best wishes for a good recovery Paul. I hope you'll be spending spring and summer relaxing in the summer house so best hide the erg somewhere else. And well done to the lifeguards and medics.
by MaxMacLaren1
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:33 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12161
Views: 349490

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Congratulations Lesley, that's a whole lot of PBs =D> =D> =D>. I like the rankings as well, both the number and the percentile.
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 127
Views: 8952

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

I wish I hadn't tried Felton's rate restricted sub 38. Within the first 500m I was thinking this is going to be tough. And it was. Without the target I would have slowed down, a lot!

20200312_212501.jpg
20200312_212501.jpg (169.88 KiB) Viewed 400 times
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 127
Views: 8952

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Well done Wolfie, a SB by 20 seconds!
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 127
Views: 8952

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Hope your throat gets better soon. I've just had a daft erg moment! Having not rowed this month due to a groin strain I did a HR restricted 10k on Tuesday. But on reading Dave's and Felton's comments this morning I suddenly remembered that 10k is this months IRL. So I've posted a time of 39:36.6 (av...
by MaxMacLaren1
Wed Mar 11, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?
Replies: 2914
Views: 126634

Re: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

Congratulations Philip, that's fantastic =D> =D> =D>
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: March ctc - 4x4'/4'r
Replies: 24
Views: 1413

Re: March ctc - 4x4'/4'r

Any thoughts on pacing? 1k + 2 seconds maybe? 4x4m 3mr is a routine I've done in the run up to 2k races and it's tough. My SBs for the last 2 years are 1:43.5 and 1:43.6 which is about 1 second above my best 2k times. The extra minute rest will help but I've no idea by how much. The key factor is d...
by MaxMacLaren1
Sun Mar 01, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Friend of the Web Site 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Friend of the Web Site 2020

Jon, Thank you that's brilliant. I had looked up phpBB as Thomas suggested and found people asking the same question, but there was no simple answer. I've unticked the box and if no one posts a new topic in the next week or so then I'll think of one.
by MaxMacLaren1
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:14 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 127
Views: 8952

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Peter, Respect for having a second attempt! A very poor effort from me but it's a result on the board. 7:03.1. That's the first time in over 2 years I haven't been able to go sub 7 :( . No power in my legs after digging up a garden path yesterday. Adjusted time of 6:32.0. Onwards and upwards next mo...
by MaxMacLaren1
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: February ctc - 12 x 60‘‘/60“r
Replies: 23
Views: 1824

Re: February ctc - 12 x 60‘‘/60“r

Peter, Great improvement and good to see 6 boats afloat this month. This month's challenge sounded like it would be tough and it didn't disappoint. I wondered if it was possible to match Claudius's 1:37.3 but that thought did not last long! The first 2 intervals were tough and then I messed up the s...
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Friend of the Web Site 2020
Replies: 11
Views: 774

Re: Friend of the Web Site 2020

Thanks for the nudge! Please can I have the nice rowing icon now :fssmile:.

Not sure if this is possible but is there any way to automatically subscribe to new topics? I get prompts when people reply to a topic I've subscribed to, but if a new topic is posted I often miss it.
by MaxMacLaren1
Tue Feb 25, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12161
Views: 349490

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

5k TT sentence duly completed 18:11.1 @1:49.1. Just missed my season best by 0.6 seconds :fssmile:.

20200225_182917.jpg
20200225_182917.jpg (128.23 KiB) Viewed 951 times
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Starnberg 2020 - 30 minutes
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Starnberg 2020 - 30 minutes

=D> =D> =D> Congratulations Peter and Claudius! Fantastic rowing and very inspirational =D> =D> =D> .
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12161
Views: 349490

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

And here was me hoping for a suspended sentence!!! Oh well, the sentence certainly fits the crime 😂. It shall be done within the next 14 days.
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12161
Views: 349490

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

You're a nasty man Max!! [-X Let Lesley have her PB. =D> Lesley, Very impressive to break a PB during that session =D> =D> =D> . Your honour I plead not guilty. In my defence I did congratulate Lesley on her PB. I am however happy to accept the lesser charge of gross mischievousness :lol:.
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?
Replies: 2914
Views: 126634

Re: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

Congratulations Philip ^O^ ^O^ ^O^.
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: World Rowing Indoor Championships 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: World Rowing Indoor Championships 2020

Having found the results I couldn't resist looking up my category. Circa 60 entrants which is amazing and as I wouldn't have troubled the top 20 I've no major regrets. Much more importantly I looked up a certain Mr G Blackburn. Congratulations on your 5th and 6th place =D> =D> =D> . http://www.world...
by MaxMacLaren1
Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: World Rowing Indoor Championships 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: World Rowing Indoor Championships 2020

Morten, Congratulations. It may not have been the time you wanted but it was pretty fast and 6th in the World Championships is fantastic =D> =D> =D> .

20200210_175951.jpg
20200210_175951.jpg (365.37 KiB) Viewed 488 times
by MaxMacLaren1
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: World Rowing Indoor Championships 2020
Replies: 6
Views: 614

Re: World Rowing Indoor Championships 2020

I had hoped to enter as I think the world championships sound a bit special. Unofficially I set myself a target time of 6:48 because in some previous years that was good enough to make the top 10 (M Hwt 50-54). But last year's training didn't go to plan and after my poor showing at the Scottish cham...