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by Daffy
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October CTC - 1934m/2206m/400m/200m 2'r
Replies: 54
Views: 2076

Re: October CTC - 1934m/2206m/400m/200m 2'r

Sorry for being a no-show - asthma has been playing up, so no exercise for a while. Hopefully be on top of it soon. :roll:

Well done to all those taking part in support of such a worthy lady and important cause!
by Daffy
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: October CTC - Actual Poll
Replies: 32
Views: 1219

Re: October CTC - Actual Poll

I like that Jill. It's respectful and dignified. This is a terrible disease (my aunt is suffering too); those suffering should be given dignity at all times, even if they are unaware.
by Daffy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: August ctc - 6 x 1' / 1'r, rolling starts except #1
Replies: 82
Views: 3171

Re: August ctc - 6 x 1' / 1'r, rolling starts except #1

Yum - tea and biccies! :D Or perhaps a slice of cake? Choices, choices...

At least there's no pressure now (not that I was feeling too much anyways!!!)
by Daffy
Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: August ctc - 6 x 1' / 1'r, rolling starts except #1
Replies: 82
Views: 3171

Re: August ctc - 6 x 1' / 1'r, rolling starts except #1

:fsbgrin: I'm so glad to welcome the new girls - It was getting a bit silly that my time (middle aged, unfit, asthmatic) was keeping me in boat 1! The new faster times are much more in keeping with the rest of the crews in B1 and B2.
by Daffy
Sun Aug 05, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Web site renewal
Replies: 21
Views: 2007

Re: Web site renewal

Thanks for the work you put in Thomas! Donation made just now. I was thinking that I would definitely benefit from a nudge, but then I thought I could always use a diary/phone prompt. :idea: :idea: :idea: I've put it in my diary now!
by Daffy
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: July ctc - 555m/111m/444m/777m/333m/222m/666m 70“r
Replies: 59
Views: 2216

Re: July ctc - 555m/111m/444m/777m/333m/222m/666m 70“r

Got a baseline attempt in on 1/7, and let my legs recover (oh boy, have my legs felt heavy all week!) for a second go this morning. Took a load of inhaler, had a decent breakfast, then could prevaricate no more. I needed to get into the garage and onto the rower before the sun turned it into an oven...
by Daffy
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 10k, no stroke rate restrictions
Replies: 111
Views: 4641

Re: June ctc - 10k, no stroke rate restrictions

So glad I didn't know you were doing that, Erik! (I am a bit of a worrier :shock: ) But glad that you've done it. Bet it feels good to have overcome a few psychological demons so soon! :)
by Daffy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8084
Views: 225894

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Wow. You're not one to do things by halves, Erik. Slow and steady wins the race now, and the confidence to do the things you love will return gradually. Having the ICD should definitely be a reassuring factor. Know we are thinking of you!
by Daffy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: June ctc - 10k, no stroke rate restrictions
Replies: 111
Views: 4641

Re: June ctc - 10k, no stroke rate restrictions

My 10k on 3/6/18 was the fastest in three years. Mainly, I think, because it's not a natural choice of distance for me, so I don't have too many to compare with! It's a long way... I was happy to be in boat 2, but then... there was that niggling feeling of "Well, the last split was a lot faster than...
by Daffy
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Where is Alan?
Replies: 21
Views: 1014

Re: Where is Alan?

So glad you're on the road to recovery! Sending healing thoughts your way. :fssmile:
by Daffy
Mon Apr 30, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2017/18 Summary and Aspirations for 2018/19
Replies: 19
Views: 1176

Re: 2017/18 Summary and Aspirations for 2018/19

So. I did 407k this year. Doesn't seem a lot by the regulars' standards, but I have also done a fair bit of indoor skiing, a bit of snowboarding, walking, the odd bike ride, etc. A cruise. Couple of ski weeks. A few long weekends away involving longer walks. Hoping to be a bit more consistent with t...
by Daffy
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: September ctc - 6k unrestricted
Replies: 66
Views: 3615

Re: September ctc - 6k unrestricted

Nice? Not sure. Lady? Nah. But my bum fills a seat. Wish granted, Wolfie!
by Daffy
Thu Aug 31, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Bill Wright
Replies: 24
Views: 1963

Re: Bill Wright

Words don't seem enough for such a vital and inspirational man. Sad news indeed. My thoughts are with Trish, family and friends.
by Daffy
Thu Feb 09, 2017 9:10 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194304

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Kudos to you, Erik! =D> Ain't no stopping you! 8)
by Daffy
Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194304

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Being given a diagnosis can be a double edged sword - good to know, but as you say it can take a while to process and come to terms with the implications. At least with a diagnosis you can start to move forward, and information can be gathered and applied. It sounds like the doctors are on the case,...
by Daffy
Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194304

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Liefcat wrote:Very nice to see you back here with us again, Jane - I only wish there would have been a more positive occasion :!: :? :D
Erik - nothing more positive than still being alive. Thank goodness! :D
by Daffy
Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194304

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Just read the recent posts.... I was shocked! :shock: Glad to see the fighting spirit is undaunted, but remember- please take care of yourselves guys!!!
by Daffy
Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: The January CTC
Replies: 72
Views: 5447

Re: The January CTC

Made a slight improvement to my CTC score today. I rowed on the gym machine, with a PM3 monitor. There is a discrepancy between the total metres rowed in each of the four minutes - they total 3749, but they have been rounded up on the monitor to 3751. Also the monitor says 2:07.9, but the CTC board ...
by Daffy
Mon Jul 25, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Training towards a 6:20 2k
Replies: 4500
Views: 194304

Re: Training towards a 6:20 2k

Firstly - Erik, your English is a thousand times better than my Danish, so the following is not meant to offend...
Liefcat wrote: I guess my limit is to adjust a few spooks...
Perhaps taking free SPIRITS a little far? :lol: (ghoulish laughter)
by Daffy
Sat Jan 30, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Aches and Pains
Replies: 33
Views: 4615

Re: Aches and Pains

Glad to hear you're on the mend Paul, especially as you're in such a fantastic place of opportunity. I have to say I wouldn't be going to a gym if I were there! Queenstown has fond memories for me from long ago - the first place I paraglided (Elf and Safety non-existent! - We were chucked off the hi...
by Daffy
Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Devon Indoor Rowing Comp. 5k and 500m.
Replies: 30
Views: 3708

Re: Devon Indoor Rowing Comp. 5k and 500m.

plummy wrote:Finished in 19:07.5 - SB by 15.3 seconds....hurt...a lot!!
You did it right if it hurt a lot - good job! Congrats for the new SB! 8)
by Daffy
Wed Aug 26, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Jason Hewitt
Replies: 7
Views: 862

Re: Happy Birthday Jason Hewitt

Happy birthday big fella! :fsbgrin:
by Daffy
Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?
Replies: 2890
Views: 118081

Re: Anyone had any SEASON's bests recently?

Nice work, Paul! Are you going to have a few days off to recuperate? (I've never done a FM, I think it'd be the end of me!)
by Daffy
Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: OCD Rows
Replies: 45
Views: 9094

Re: OCD Rows

Scary. Very scary. :shock:



^O^ :wink:
by Daffy
Thu Aug 13, 2015 2:36 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Madchester 2015 - confirmed date 20th June 2015
Replies: 146
Views: 12719

Re: Madchester 2015 - confirmed date 20th June 2015

Erik, I think there is a case for a test drive, don't you? :D