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by Iain
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan etc
Replies: 7577
Views: 324772

Re: The Pete Plan etc

Another failure on the (1:30,3:30r0) r3'. I don't know why I tried, I guess I don't want to recognise any losses on true PP sessions. Last time managed 1:54.9 R29.8 & 1:58.9 R27.1 on 3 and 2 and a min. Time distn rate pace - comment 01:30.0 392 29 01:54.8 - this is supposed to be easy bit, havin...
by Iain
Thu Mar 04, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan etc
Replies: 7577
Views: 324772

Re: The Pete Plan etc

Spider, hope the chest gets better soon. I periodically get problems with stiff facia joints that feel like strained intercostals, only notice them for the first few minutes and then when they stiffen up again afterwards. Impressive capped row. Much closer to your uncapped pace than i could get at t...
by Iain
Wed Mar 03, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan etc
Replies: 7577
Views: 324772

Re: The Pete Plan etc

Great session Spider. I remember Pete saying that in his initial PP he used to be gasping after these and struggling to restart the final 4 intervals! although he did them at higher rating. I assume your comment that you were "starting to feel it" on rep 6 is British understatement! e alwa...
by Iain
Tue Mar 02, 2021 6:40 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan etc
Replies: 7577
Views: 324772

Re: The Pete Plan etc

Steve, you have a funny way of enjoying yourself! Well done in getting a good time in so early. If you are referring to the 30Sec with 1 min rest, the intention is to perform at maximum strength to mimic a weight session but utilising all rowing muscles in the same manner as when rowing. As for Taba...
by Iain
Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?
Replies: 2987
Views: 138624

Re: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

Impressive rowing to set an SB at 20SPM! Smashed that 7k. Hope 6k goes well.
by Iain
Mon Mar 01, 2021 1:47 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2021 Weight Loss thread
Replies: 55
Views: 1776

Re: 2021 Weight Loss thread

Congratulations on this momentous achievement, look forward to you achieving it properly!
by Iain
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:08 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan etc
Replies: 7577
Views: 324772

Re: The Pete Plan etc

Spider, well done on completing that 5th interval. What happened to your HR? Was the monitor playing up as that pattern doesn't seem right! I had a strength session today, first for a while. 12 x 30S r1' R24. Messed up the first and only managed 136m (1:50.2), I think I was paying too much attention...
by Iain
Sun Feb 28, 2021 6:56 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12285
Views: 366529

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Really impressive Claudius I sit in awe!
by Iain
Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:53 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan etc
Replies: 7577
Views: 324772

Re: The Pete Plan etc

Thanks for the warning Steve, my HR never exceeded the max shown, so I think I am OK at present. This isn't associated with the hardest sessions, more the long ones and has only occurred when I am late for a meal. The increase in HR is max 10BPM. The only dizziness I have experienced is relatively e...
by Iain
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan etc
Replies: 7577
Views: 324772

Re: The Pete Plan etc

Nice 2k Steve, what were the ratings in the splits? Spider, great waterfall & good 30'. Jon nice HR for those paces, I think I could make them but HR would be way over 90%! CTC for me today after another 4 days without rowing (details on that thread) 1:57.3 3x2k, so 5k - 1.1S at same rating, not...
by Iain
Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: February ctc - 3x2k, 5‘r, no restrictions
Replies: 41
Views: 1082

Re: February ctc - 3x2k, 5‘r, no restrictions

Had my go at this. Have managed to forget my password for the CTC & don`t seem to be able to change it!! :evil: Any hints?? Thought sub 1.54 could be on going by recent 3k/2.5k/2k session. Aimed to do first rep @ 1.54 & see how it went. 22:37.4 6000 29 164 01:53.1 Great time Spider, probabl...
by Iain
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:16 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2021 Weight Loss thread
Replies: 55
Views: 1776

Re: 2021 Weight Loss thread

paulgould wrote: Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:17 pm...thinking I’m invincible 😀😀
:lol: I thought that was for the young, not the young at heart!
by Iain
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan etc
Replies: 7577
Views: 324772

Re: The Pete Plan etc

On the right track Spider. I attempted the 5x1500 and despite the raised HR and limited training, set out with my target of 1:57.8 from December on the assumption that this looked a bit soft compared to 1:58.6 4x2k 4 weeks ago. Time distn rate pace - comment 05:53.3 1,500 27 01:57.8 - Hard, not sure...
by Iain
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:23 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2021 Weight Loss thread
Replies: 55
Views: 1776

Re: 2021 Weight Loss thread

Sorry to hear about the injury Paul, hope that it recovers soon.
by Iain
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan etc
Replies: 7577
Views: 324772

Re: The Pete Plan etc

Well done Jon. At the risk of repeating myself (and not for you Jon, as you showed that you understand in the rest of your post, but in case this is read by someone with less knowledge of the PP), the 5k + 0.5S is an indication of the best that Pete ever achieved and so can form an ultimate target, ...
by Iain
Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan etc
Replies: 7577
Views: 324772

Re: The Pete Plan

Spider, the idea is to extend a short interval effect for longer as the latter pace is too fast to allow any recovery, but shouldn't increase oxygen debt. I thought it was a good way of reproducing the effect of longer intervals in a shorter time. That said, found the 4x2k much more palatable. Steve...
by Iain
Thu Feb 18, 2021 6:09 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan etc
Replies: 7577
Views: 324772

Re: The Pete Plan

Nice L4 Spider, you were still pretty close and I think the paces get tougher as the ratings increase (increased SPI). Did a session at lunchtime today. HR still a bit up, but managed nearly 6 hours sleep last night so not going to get better chance. Went for my bête noir online session, a lot harde...
by Iain
Wed Feb 17, 2021 4:04 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Strength training(on and off the erg)
Replies: 37
Views: 684

Re: Strength training(on and off the erg)

Great news from your cardiac specialist. Interesting figures (to a geek like me). I have recorded RHR in the low 30s overnight! I don't think the medical profession fully understands the impact of fitness or at least hasn't thought through the consequences on treatments. I had confirmed "Athlet...
by Iain
Wed Feb 17, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan etc
Replies: 7577
Views: 324772

Re: The Pete Plan

Spider, nice improvement on the devil's own workout! Re SPM, I think PP always forces up our SPM as most people use temporarily maintainable increases in rating to drive the faster last and so the average is forever increasing. Re HRM reading, this is a spot value at the end. Personally I see +/- 4 ...
by Iain
Wed Feb 17, 2021 2:15 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Strength training(on and off the erg)
Replies: 37
Views: 684

Re: Strength training(on and off the erg)

Paul. glad your training is going so well. As someone only slightly taller than you (especially if you ignore my longer neck that does nothing for erging!), with equally short legs. I can comfortably row at R15 without any pause at 115DF. At higher DF the power stroke is longer (at 250 the average s...
by Iain
Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12285
Views: 366529

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Nice rowing Jon, nearly the French protocol!EF warm up really worked as you got your HR up quickly and so didn't pay too much for the quicker start. Sub 7:20 next time :twisted:
by Iain
Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anniversary row
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Anniversary row

Sounds a good target. I am sure you know full well, but personally I always "conveniently forget" that in any significant period there will be events that curtail rowing. Injuries, illnesses, work crises, support required by friends, even use of rowing room conspires to stop the plan, so I...
by Iain
Tue Feb 16, 2021 3:12 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anniversary row
Replies: 10
Views: 241

Re: Anniversary row

The first row in my log is 6:18.9 for 1667m in 2007. I didn't understand the concept of steady rowing and considered anything slower than 2:00 pace as demeaning. I had been going to the gym for several months before this. The PT had said I should leave the rower alone until I was fitter. 6 months la...
by Iain
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:57 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan etc
Replies: 7577
Views: 324772

Re: The Pete Plan

I think it was Mike Caviston who said that done properly 4x1k is worse than a 2k, as such it is the best possible preparation! Great work out Steve, look forward to congratulating you on the sub-7 soon!
by Iain
Tue Feb 16, 2021 7:51 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard
Replies: 524
Views: 64028

Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Don't worry Jon, you will soon be back past Plummy & I! In recent years we haven't had as good a mix and so have floated few boats and most people just got the 50 points! Must admit it felt strange sitting in boat 1 with you and Claudius in lower boats!