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by billwright
Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Bill Wright
Replies: 4
Views: 974

Re: Bill Wright

Thanks for that Chris and Alan. As Alan says, I can be found most days giving the Wattbike a sound thrashing (a la John Cleese in Fawlty Towers) and then I get on a crank out 20-30 klicks. The parts of the body that get a caning from rowing have finally let me down so I've had to switch disciplines ...
by billwright
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Turbo Sessions (trainer/watt bike) - cross training
Replies: 12
Views: 2820

Re: Turbo Sessions (trainer/watt bike) - cross training

The evidence:
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by billwright
Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:20 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Turbo Sessions (trainer/watt bike) - cross training
Replies: 12
Views: 2820

Re: Turbo Sessions (trainer/watt bike) - cross training

Bit late posting but been busy (retirement? Huh!)

Yesterday's attempt at 4k - a little slower than two years ago but I'm working on it:
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Bill :fswink: :fswink:
by billwright
Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Turbo Sessions (trainer/watt bike) - cross training
Replies: 12
Views: 2820

Re: Turbo Sessions (trainer/watt bike) - cross training

Had the Wattbike a week now and after a few conditioning sessions, had a flat out 5k today. Started off with a 5k WU then a 5k to hold a HR of 110 then the flat out version and a 5k Cool down. Wattbike 30.10.JPG The 160 bpm was a one second spike (shown on another readout) so I think that it was an ...
by billwright
Mon Oct 27, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: An Extra Limerick
Replies: 311
Views: 39186

Re: An Extra Limerick

This thread is becoming a belter
With rhymes coming all helter-skelter
If we keep up like this
With poetical bliss
Edward Lear will be all of a swelter.
by billwright
Thu Oct 23, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: An Extra Limerick
Replies: 311
Views: 39186

Re: An Extra Limerick

Here's a verse that's been penned by my quill, Bill: You've certainly been through the mill, Bill Faced crises with great strength of will, Bill Now the watt bike is beckoning And by all of our reckoning You're by no means yet over the hill, Bill :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Lubbly Jubbly Ph...
by billwright
Wed Oct 22, 2014 8:54 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Shipping My Oars
Replies: 21
Views: 2120

Re: Shipping My Oars

Thanks Steve (Wolfie) and thanks Chris (Duckrunner). Broken but not busted! :lol: :lol:
by billwright
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:33 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Shipping My Oars
Replies: 21
Views: 2120

Re: Shipping My Oars

My sincere thanks to Colin, Stan Pepe, Camicrew, Pepe and Kirby for you kind wishes in your posts. Best of luck to all of you in achieving your targets.

If you think that you're too small to make a difference, you haven't shared a tent with a mosquito! :lol:

Bill :fswink: :fswink:
by billwright
Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: An Extra Limerick
Replies: 311
Views: 39186

Re: An Extra Limerick

It's a bit of a swine is the back
Where the vertebrae sit in a stack.
Get one out of line
And if it's like mine
It's the Wattbike you'll have attack. :lol:
by billwright
Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Shipping My Oars
Replies: 21
Views: 2120

Re: Shipping My Oars

Many thanks to all of you who have commented today. Your kind thoughts are much appreciated. ^O^ ^O^

Regards

Bill :fswink: :fswink:
by billwright
Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Shipping My Oars
Replies: 21
Views: 2120

Re: Shipping My Oars

StokieDan wrote:Sorry to hear of your situation.

I am renting at the moment. What sort of price are you looking for? Feel free to message me on here.

Thanks
Dan

You have a PM Dan.
by billwright
Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:13 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Shipping My Oars
Replies: 21
Views: 2120

Shipping My Oars

After a great deal of success on the C2 Rower including (at one time) holding four British records in the 60-69 age group, I have finally decided that it's time to stop, "ship my oars" and switch to another form of of fitness training. The reason for this is simple. I have had a a great deal of trou...
by billwright
Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:58 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Injuries.....:(
Replies: 1006
Views: 63421

Re: Injuries.....:(

Your skill with the lambic pentameter
Is a joy to behold here in Exeter
The lines that you write
Bring a smidgeon of light
To those who progress by the kilometre
by billwright
Mon Sep 01, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: An Extra Limerick
Replies: 311
Views: 39186

Re: An Extra Limerick

When we enter the last month of Summer
And Autumn is next, it's a bummer.
We are all ill at ease
As the pipes start to freeze.
It's Winter! We must call a plumber!
by billwright
Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:15 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: L4s, etc...the Wolverine(sque) Plan
Replies: 3797
Views: 118725

Re: L4s, etc...the Wolverine(sque) Plan

Haven't rowed for a couple of days so missed what's going on here good stuff from Alan and Huw's relaxed 30' would have been all but flat out for me on a good day. :lol: A bit of a tester today to see if the back would hold out in a good hard 1000m. Answer: Okayish, a bit of a twinge in the 3:56.7 e...
by billwright
Fri Aug 29, 2014 1:30 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Acumen Sensor for Free
Replies: 2
Views: 1064

Acumen Sensor for Free

I have just dug out an Acumen Sensor which I used to have on my original C2 Rower with a PM3 monitor. It was used to pick up the signal from the Polar HRM chest strap apparatus and transmit it to the PM3. Techie details here: http://shop-uk.concept2.com/index.php?id_product=51&controller=product I'l...
by billwright
Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: L4s, etc...the Wolverine(sque) Plan
Replies: 3797
Views: 118725

Re: L4s, etc...the Wolverine(sque) Plan

Lovely 70' row Alan. Music or TV to accompany you? :D

Bill :fswink: :fswink:
by billwright
Tue Aug 26, 2014 10:26 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: OCD Rows
Replies: 45
Views: 9082

Re: OCD Rows

Had a dabble at this today and as Plummy said, it helps to to make the distance seem to disappear more quickly. I was doing it for 3 x 2k and the best I could do was 3 out of 4 500m splits:
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Bill :fswink: :fswink:
by billwright
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:50 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: L4s, etc...the Wolverine(sque) Plan
Replies: 3797
Views: 118725

Re: L4s, etc...the Wolverine(sque) Plan

Sort of an L2 today. 4 x 2k with 3' r. First one was a warm up and the next three, going hard at it with Dave's OCD task in mind. The best I could do was 3 our of 4 but as ne said, it did make the reps seem to go more quickly :lol: 09:17.6 2002 23 03:00.0 583 22 09:05.4 2000 23 03:00.0 591 22 08:59....
by billwright
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:17 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: L4s, etc...the Wolverine(sque) Plan
Replies: 3797
Views: 118725

Re: L4s, etc...the Wolverine(sque) Plan

Had another crack at L4 today but in bite size chunks of 2 x10 minutes with active rest. Splist should have been 2:18/2:13/2:08 so I was close but no cigar 10:00.0 2249 17 0 02:13.5 02:00.0 443 16 0 02:15.4 04:00.0 454 18 0 02:12.1 06:00.0 472 20 0 02:07.1 08:00.0 439 17 0 02:16.6 10:00.0 438 16 0 0...
by billwright
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Paul Buchanan - Beowulf
Replies: 3
Views: 1243

Paul Buchanan - Beowulf

Paul turned 40 yesterday and the celebrate, he broke nine Irish C2 rowing records in 24 hours. He was raising money for Samaritans. Links below and a fanatastic effort: https://twitter.com/Paul_Buchanan/status/503457324808564736 http://indoorsportservices.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=26156 Bill :...
by billwright
Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: L4s, etc...the Wolverine(sque) Plan
Replies: 3797
Views: 118725

Re: L4s, etc...the Wolverine(sque) Plan

Finally managed to complete a session with an L2 and an aim of a 2:07 average split: 25:14.3 6000 25 02:06.1 06:19.8 1500 25 02:06.6 06:20.8 1500 25 02:06.9 06:20.1 1500 25 02:06.7 06:13.6 1500 27 02:04.5 First three all in the target area and the last one was done with some coaching from Trish as I...
by billwright
Thu Aug 21, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: L4s, etc...the Wolverine(sque) Plan
Replies: 3797
Views: 118725

Re: L4s, etc...the Wolverine(sque) Plan

Another lolling day which started as an L4 but quickly degenerated into a pick and mix 500m session with one of them not too bad but the rest were lay Sunday afternoon: 06:53.1 1500 21 0 02:25.0 500 25 0 02:30.6 500 21 0 02:22.8 500 24 0 02:29.0 500 17 0 02:33.8 500 22 0 02:33.3 500 21 0 02:00.7 500...
by billwright
Wed Aug 20, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: L4s, etc...the Wolverine(sque) Plan
Replies: 3797
Views: 118725

Re: L4s, etc...the Wolverine(sque) Plan

Like you Alan - not in the mood for self slaughter so a languid session today with no real aim but to improve fitness I guess: 02:20.8 500 25 02:28.5 500 22 02:05.9 500 24 02:16.8 500 23 02:58.8 750 26 03:29.5 750 20 02:55.4 750 28 03:24.0 750 24 03:32.1 750 23 The two in red were the hard work reps...