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by Grobi
Thu Nov 21, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 34
Views: 976

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

Mat, that is of course mighty impressive to row this time with a broken foot! :shock: But like Steve said, take care of that foot and don‘t bother the healing process by wanting too much too soon. Fred, take it easy with sprinting if your back is hurting. Good luck with the IRL, this longer piece of...
by Grobi
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Scottish Rowing Indoor Championships 2019

I'd echo Felton, good luck to both of you and really looking forward to reading the race reports :fswink:
by Grobi
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 34
Views: 976

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

Thanks Max, although nowhere near your impressive rowing will be, once you'r done with SIRC (good luck for that by the way)!
by Grobi
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 34
Views: 976

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

In order to give Fred a proper target (two seconds is not enough :D ) I had my third attempt last night. Plan was again to beat last time's pace in every rep. This is how it went: Unbenannt.JPG All I can say is it HURT. After rep #1 I really needed those 3'30'' rest. Rep #2 started ok but soon becam...
by Grobi
Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8095
Views: 228107

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Outstanding time for a HM Lily =D> =D> I'd echo Steve's comment, that's a phenomenal time for a HM, well done! =D> (In fact, just checked the rankings and that has you at #1 ^O^ ) You should rank it if you haven't already. It would put you comfortably in spot #1 (which is currently 1:31:36.9 on the...
by Grobi
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 34
Views: 976

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

Very good row Fred! I wasn‘t intending to have another go but as I can already feel you breathing down my neck I guess I have no alternative :shock: :fswink:
by Grobi
Thu Nov 14, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 34
Views: 976

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

Great row Steve, very fast first three intervals and an even faster last one =D> Had my second go last night with the simple aim of being faster in each reap than last time. This is how it went: Unbenannt.JPG By my totally unknowledgeable cowboy reckoning, you can defo go faster Peter! Do it 😃 Happy...
by Grobi
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 75
Views: 3003

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

That's a great idea Dave! Shared pain is half the pain :lol: Had my second go at this last night. My first atempt was a 24:32.1 (1:56.0), so the plan was to start out 1 second slower in pace and then try to speed it up from there. This is how it went: Unbenannt.JPG Everything went pretty much to pla...
by Grobi
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 34
Views: 976

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

Had my first go at this two days ago and followed Max's advice re pacing (2k pace for the first two reps, then 1k pace for the 500m and open the hut box for the final one). I estimated my 2k pace would be somewhere around 1:50, the 1k pace around 1:45. This is how it went: Unbenannt.JPG 1:50 soon fe...
by Grobi
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?
Replies: 2900
Views: 120213

Re: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

Well done Dave, five seconds off a 500m is massive! =D> I agree with Jon that your 1k is looking a bit soft now :twisted: :fswink: And while you're at it, why not have a go at the 2k as well, with a percentage of 71.5% it would be an easy target for you now :D
by Grobi
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 34
Views: 976

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

Great job Louise! Your first three reps were very evenly paced + there was nothing left in the final 250m (only 1.7 seconds quicker in pace with a higher stroke rate, that must have hurt) -> overall pacing was spot on!
by Grobi
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 75
Views: 3003

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Thanks for adding a score to the team board Dave! You pushed Free Spirits to 5th spot!
by Grobi
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 75
Views: 3003

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

Great row Felton, well below 23 minutes next time I'd say :fswink: Max, good luck at SRIC :fswink: I had my first go at this last night. Based on my recent 10k (39:46) and mile (5:43.5) the pace predictor promised a 24:35 (1:56.2). So my plan was to start around 1:58 pace for the first half, see how...
by Grobi
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: "About me" - a place to introduce yourself
Replies: 112
Views: 26746

Re: "About me" - a place to introduce yourself

Welcome aboard Matt! Glad you (just like me) like the "wet" and the "dry" side of rowing. Have fun with Free Spirits and good luck for your progress! :fswink:
by Grobi
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 34
Views: 976

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

Well done Matt, whether you're happy with the result or not! It's all about the pacing, isn't it? :wink: Nevertheless I'd like to persuade you to enter your score on the ctc page now and not to wait until you had your second go. You'll never know what is going to happen later in the month, you could...
by Grobi
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020
Replies: 75
Views: 3003

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2019/2020

For „limping home“ your score is still very competitve Steve! I had a last minute second try tonight. Plan was to start around last time‘s pace of 1:47.6 and see if I could better that in the second half of the row. This is how it went: 7BF96697-3BFD-4E80-BFCB-580EF1D7A5DD.jpeg First half went prett...
by Grobi
Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 666 meters
Replies: 32
Views: 1185

Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Decided to have my second go at the ctc one day earlier so I might be able to do the IRL mile today. My last try was a 2:17.3 (1:43.0) which had been beaten by Dave :twisted: :fswink: So my plan was to start out at last time's pace of 1:43.0 for the first half and then see if I can get any quicker: ...
by Grobi
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Training Challenges
Topic: Crazy Bear Challenge
Replies: 169
Views: 30776

Re: Crazy Bear Challenge

Good luck with the challenge Dave! :fswink:
by Grobi
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 666 meters
Replies: 32
Views: 1185

Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Then, because some alien had clearly taken control of my mind, I thought I might as well just post a time for the CTC. 2.09.1 @1.36.9. Max, that's why I always wear one of those while erging: Aluhut.jpg Great score by the way! =D> 1:43.0 was my new pace and 2:17.2 total time (actually 0.1s ahead of...
by Grobi
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3188
Views: 142681

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

Congratulations on your 8 million meters Tako, well done!
by Grobi
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: November ctc - 1k/3:30r/750m/2:30r/500m/1:30r/250m
Replies: 34
Views: 976

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

Hi everyone, it seems that CUS Bergamo have announced the ctc for November: „1000m rest.3'30" 750m rest.2'30 500m rest. 1'30" 250m The first from a stopped fan, afterwards as you will.“ This one reminds me of the second half of the Pete Plan pyramid, albeit with about half the rest time. On the othe...
by Grobi
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Original 2k Training Programme
Replies: 15
Views: 1432

Re: The Original 2k Training Programme

Max, I‘d say it‘ll be 6:45 then :fswink:
by Grobi
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 666 meters
Replies: 32
Views: 1185

Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Sub 2 minutes or not Guy, that's still a mighty impressive score! You're the quickest FS and the second quickest leightweight overall, by just 0.6 seconds =D>
by Grobi
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 666 meters
Replies: 32
Views: 1185

Re: October ctc - 666 meters

That's a very impressive score Steve, well done! You've gained a lot of fitness over the last let's say year?
by Grobi
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October ctc - 666 meters
Replies: 32
Views: 1185

Re: October ctc - 666 meters

Interesting battle between Leslie and Louise going on here, I would assume next time she has a go with fresh legs Lesley will get very close to Louise's score. I had my first attempt last night, on tired legs (4.5km bike ride back from work :D ), so I'm getting my excuses in early: rsz_unbenannt.jpg...