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by webberg
Mon Aug 01, 2022 2:34 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Back in the fold
Replies: 16
Views: 394

Re: Back in the fold

Are there any workouts for a mid 60's, overweight, short man who has modest ambitions? I'm anticipating more efforts on the C2 over the autumn and winter but have set few targets. I'd like to do a "regular" 10k, 3 or 4 times a week and hope to get that down to perhaps sub 43 minutes. I'd l...
by webberg
Mon Aug 01, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Member of the month?
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Member of the month?

Thinking on this and perhaps we need to come up with a list of questions?
by webberg
Fri Jul 29, 2022 11:21 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 5200
Views: 279021

Re: Name that tune

That is one from GT and the destroyers but I don't know which one.
by webberg
Wed Jul 27, 2022 5:20 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 5200
Views: 279021

Re: Name that tune

I think we're going to need a bit more perhaps?
by webberg
Wed Jul 27, 2022 4:02 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: The Mental Funk
Replies: 7
Views: 291

Re: The Mental Funk

Some days you can and some days you can't. If we know which was which, we could all do better. I'll sometimes build to a piece (nowhere near your time by the way) and all day be thinking on it before hitting the old steel stallion in the early evening (my favoured start time) - and then find that I'...
by webberg
Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: What to do in Paros?
Replies: 0
Views: 96

What to do in Paros?

Going to a wedding there in early Sep.

Any suggestions for the days outside the wedding on/near Paros.

(Never been to Greece or its islands so clueless as to the vibe).
by webberg
Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:13 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 5200
Views: 279021

Re: Name that tune

Thanks Paul.

I see you are in Ryde, IOW.

I'm planning a round the island cycle trip with my wife for late September. We've done it clockwise so will be going anti clock from Cowes or perhaps Yarmouth.

I'll let you know when we're on our way and you can put the kettle on.
by webberg
Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:07 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: What I miss about lockdown
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: What I miss about lockdown

In the first lock down, my wife and I would cycle the largely empty roads around our house. Whilst we never went too far away, we could easily do 20/25 miles in late pm/early evening. Working at home now feels more like cheating so I'm less inclined to stop at 4pm for a cycle. (Ridiculous as it's my...
by webberg
Wed Jul 27, 2022 2:04 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Member of the month?
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Member of the month?

As part of a process of re-engaging and looking to bring others into using the forum a little more often, I've been thinking about challenges etc. I've posted an idea about creating internal teams for quarterly competition - see New Life. I've been wondering about profiling one (or more) members eac...
by webberg
Wed Jul 27, 2022 1:48 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Back in the fold
Replies: 16
Views: 394

Re: Back in the fold

Agreed - I've never tried the apple workouts but a buzzer every 90 seconds over an hour was useful. I also had a list of faults pinned up next to my rower and as each alarm went, I'd work down that list. Aside from giving me a technique that a professional coach described as "adequate - for the...
by webberg
Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Musical Opinions - add yours here :-)
Replies: 189
Views: 25719

Re: Musical Opinions - add yours here :-)

Excited to have secured tickets to Christine and the Queens in Sept. I saw her TV debut in the UK with a song called "Tilted" and have been hooked ever since. My local hairdresser was "proudly" displaying posters for an event which included Herman's Hermits, The Tremoloes, etc ju...
by webberg
Wed Jul 27, 2022 10:31 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Back in the fold
Replies: 16
Views: 394

Re: Back in the fold

I'm never going to be a sub 7 2k rower so the following may be totally irrelevant. When I first started rowing, I managed to collect a full set of bad habits. Too close to the gate at the catch; hunching over; starting the arm pull too early; shuffling the seat toward the gate instead of full leg ex...
by webberg
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: What I miss about lockdown
Replies: 2
Views: 99

What I miss about lockdown

Anything?

For me the final breaking of any need to commute to London.
by webberg
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:37 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Back in the fold
Replies: 16
Views: 394

Re: Back in the fold

Welcome back.

Like you I'm rowing to lose some weight and get a little fitter.

Unlike you a 2k in under 8 minutes is unlikely.

Keep the faith.,
by webberg
Mon Jul 25, 2022 2:35 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: New life
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: New life

Thanks all for the above. I'm at work so just a quick acknowledgement for now. The original idea for the inter team event was to allocate all those who have posted some distance this season to be placed into a team - without exception. Some who post rows but do not visit the forum etc will therefore...
by webberg
Fri Jul 22, 2022 11:06 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Million Metre Club(swim)
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: Million Metre Club(swim)

Good stuff Paul. Back in 2003/04 when in rehab for (yet another) knee operation, I used to go to the local club to swim pretty much every weekday. It was 7 minutes from desk to the water! I went with a friend and we would pace by the one in front moving aside if his feet were touched by the one behi...
by webberg
Thu Jul 21, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Musical Opinions - add yours here :-)
Replies: 189
Views: 25719

Re: Musical Opinions - add yours here :-)

Some good bands there Paul. We were in the US recently and saw The Head and the Heart and The Paper Kites on the same bill. Bear's Den were also meant to be there but cried off. I'm with you on seeing old bands. I did go and see the Rolling Stones in 1995 (Wembley Voodoo Lounge tour) and that was gr...
by webberg
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:46 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Musical Opinions - add yours here :-)
Replies: 189
Views: 25719

Re: Musical Opinions - add yours here :-)

It's a real shame about Kasabian. They have lost Tom Meighan (for understandable reasons) as lead singer and Serge just doesn't have the power, range or attitude. In my view they should try and find a new lead singer. I once tried to see the Beautiful South but the gig was cancelled due to health pr...
by webberg
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 5200
Views: 279021

Re: Name that tune

I knew that but could not find my login password in time!

Rats.
by webberg
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:38 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: New life
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: New life

Part of the debate here is about "What is the point or purpose of the club?" It was decided - or at least mutually accepted - that there would be no minimum distance or time requirements for members wishing to join. Equally we agreed/accepted that whilst we would encourage each other to pa...
by webberg
Thu Jul 21, 2022 9:27 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: New life
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: New life

You are correct Plummy that in the version I sketched it was very much about putting more metres on the board. It does however reward those who are starting from a low base (like me) over those who put out 10k/15k a day. My theory is that those who have fewer metres need more encouragement and incen...
by webberg
Wed Jul 20, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: New life
Replies: 13
Views: 420

New life

Please forgive the presumption below and apologies in advance if this offends. I've not been a regular rower in recent years and as I tend to post only when I have some metres to offer, not a regular poster either. I have however been discussing various issues outside the forum with present and form...
by webberg
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: New bands to listen to
Replies: 3
Views: 1626

New bands to listen to

Not one for that 35+ SPM final sprint to the line.

More for relaxing on a warm evening, wine in hand.

The Darkling Air.

Northern Ireland based duo with a lot of piano and she has the most wonderful voice.

Also

Bit more lively - Lake Street Dive.
by webberg
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:16 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Rehab and more rehab
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Rehab and more rehab

Did my first 5k of the season at the weekend and although slow, no obvious consequences for my knee.

Big appointment with the surgeon this afternoon who will let me know whether he thinks an op (hopefully minor) is needed.
by webberg
Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:36 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Rehab and more rehab
Replies: 5
Views: 768

Re: Rehab and more rehab

Thanks guys, appreciate the support. The issue is the right knee which has had two ACL revisions to date and as a consequence there are bits of bone and whatever floating around. The fact that I made it worse by walking the dogs, mowing the lawn and then trying to cycle when it was already saying &q...