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by Grobi
Wed Sep 02, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 5k, standing start, unrestricted
Replies: 40
Views: 968

Re: September ctc - 5k, standing start, unrestricted

Well done Dave, being 0.7s off your SB is quite good start into this ctc. There's more to come I think... :fswink:
by Grobi
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 5k, standing start, unrestricted
Replies: 40
Views: 968

Re: September ctc - 5k, standing start, unrestricted

Kevinhorne44 wrote: Thu Aug 27, 2020 10:45 pm I need to start planning for this now 😱🙈🤣
There‘s no need for that. Just wait for Wolfie‘s first go, then go a tad quicker :D
paulgould wrote: Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:28 am
Peter - as ever, your pacing recommendations are invaluable :D :D

Paul G
Glad to be of service :D
by Grobi
Tue Aug 25, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 5k, standing start, unrestricted
Replies: 40
Views: 968

September ctc - 5k, standing start, unrestricted

Hi everybody, team Fitness Matters has decided on the September ctc: "Fitness Matters are pleased to announce September's CTC Challenge: "Virtually Devon". In keeping with the annual Devon Indoor Rowing Championships in September (virtual race this year 26/27th) the CTC for September 2020 will be 50...
by Grobi
Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Web site move completed - spot a problem? Reply to this thread.
Replies: 17
Views: 1232

Re: Web site move completed - spot a problem? Reply to this thread.

Thank God, the forum is back, life has a meaning again :D
by Grobi
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: FS Sweat protection option
Replies: 216
Views: 20568

Re: FS Sweat protection option

Mine arrived today, thank you Boris and Steve! :fswink:
by Grobi
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: July ctc - 2112m
Replies: 50
Views: 3128

Re: July ctc - 2112m

That‘s a serious improvement Max, and your heart rate makes it look easy! No way you won‘t beat a 1:45 pace in your next attempt. Nice flat pacing there Fred, that must have hurt towards the end! Have fun with rowing otw! I have been doing mostly otw rowing recently but nevertheless had two attempts...
by Grobi
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: FS Sweat protection option
Replies: 216
Views: 20568

Re: FS Sweat protection option

Jill wrote: Mon Jul 06, 2020 6:24 pm
I am having problems trying to send you a PM. :?
Jill,

go to Wolfie‘s post in this thread, four posts above yours, click on the „Contact“ button on the right and it should work.
by Grobi
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: FS Sweat protection option
Replies: 216
Views: 20568

Re: FS Sweat protection option

Hi Steve,

like written above I‘d like two navy headbands please.

I have sent you a PM with my address.

Donation will go to the Corona emergency fund of the German Red Cross.
by Grobi
Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: July ctc - 2112m
Replies: 50
Views: 3128

Re: July ctc - 2112m

Great score Joe and a strong finish sprint, there's more to come in your next attempt =D> Max, you say you lost fitness, but your even pacing makes it look easy. Are you sticking to your plan of going one second faster in pace every week? I had my first go at this last night. I haven't been erging m...
by Grobi
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:17 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: July ctc - 2112m
Replies: 50
Views: 3128

July ctc - 2112m

Hi everybody,

team Tokyrow has decided on the ctc for July. In honour of the cancelled Henley Royal Regatta it is 2112m (the length of the course), standing start.

That should be even a bit more fun than a simple 2k :^o
by Grobi
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:13 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?
Replies: 2936
Views: 131451

Re: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

I‘m relieved to read about your progress Paul! Keep it up :fswink:
by Grobi
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Statins
Replies: 3
Views: 511

Re: Statins

When I turned 40 I „treated myself“ by having a checkup of my cardiovascular system. The result was a cholesterol level of more than 300 and my left carotid artery was blocked by placque by 20% :shock: You can imagine that this was quite a shock to me. Like you I have never been overweight, I never ...
by Grobi
Sun May 31, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?
Replies: 2936
Views: 131451

Re: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

Absolutely Ron, I can see a sub 20 5k in your near future!
by Grobi
Sun May 31, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Thomas
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Re: Happy Birthday Thomas

Belated happy birthday Thomas!
by Grobi
Sun May 31, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12233
Views: 356698

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

I‘d echo what Feed said, 2 minutes off a 6k is huge, well done!
by Grobi
Sun May 31, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Don’t swim on Friday 13
Replies: 28
Views: 1729

Re: Don’t swim on Friday 13

Good to read that your recovery is going well Paul!
by Grobi
Fri May 29, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May ctc - 1‘, standing start
Replies: 49
Views: 2888

Re: May ctc - 1‘, standing start

That‘s still a very impressive score Steve, well done! You‘re rowing out of your skin at the moment.
by Grobi
Mon May 25, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - actual poll
Replies: 8
Views: 521

June ctc - actual poll

Hi all,

it seems we agreed on 7/5/3/1 minutes, the only question left is the one for the rest periods. So far 90 seconds and 120 seconds are the favourites. I added another suggestion: 105 seconds (= 7x5x3x1 seconds).

Please feel free to give your vote.
by Grobi
Mon May 25, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: JUNE CTC - Free Spirits to choose
Replies: 25
Views: 1419

Re: JUNE CTC - Free Spirits to choose

What about 105 seconds as a compromise. Not only is it in the middle between 90 seconds and 120 seconds, it is also 1x3x5x7 seconds :D

I just created a poll to decide on the rest period. Please feel free to give your vote:

https://www.freespiritsrowing.com/forum ... f=1&t=3699
by Grobi
Mon May 25, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: do you want a new captain
Replies: 26
Views: 1552

Re: do you want a new captain

One clarification from my side, to avoid a wrong impression: in a PM based discussion how to get along with the spring viii series Stan suggested to hand over captaincy to Plummy or me. In the interest of transparency I asked for an open discussion on the forum, hence Stan started this thread. It wa...
by Grobi
Sat May 23, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: May ctc - 1‘, standing start
Replies: 49
Views: 2888

Re: May ctc - 1‘, standing start

That‘s a great score Ron and congrats on your PB! If you‘re having another go you might want to move up the foot plate by one hole. Therefore your leg drive is in a more horizontal direction.
by Grobi
Fri May 22, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: JUNE CTC - Free Spirits to choose
Replies: 25
Views: 1419

Re: JUNE CTC - Free Spirits to choose

Steve, you are right, you can‘t do variable interval sessions on a PM2. I like your initial proposal, with a fixed 1 min rest, to not make the whole session too long (incl. w/u and c/d).
by Grobi
Fri May 22, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Pepe!
Replies: 6
Views: 498

Re: Happy Birthday Pepe!

Happy Birthday to one of the fittest 86 year old that I know of. In fact, you are THE fittest 86 year old I know. Here‘s to many more healthy and enjoyable years! :fswink:
by Grobi
Tue May 19, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: do you want a new captain
Replies: 26
Views: 1552

Re: do you want a new captain

Dave,
plummy wrote: Tue May 19, 2020 10:19 am and if he wants me to be a faithful sidekick if and as needed, I'll fill-in with pleasure. That said, maybe Stan can carry on in a deputy/adviser/consultancy role as he is so well experienced already.
I'd very much appreciate that, from both of you.