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by zootMutant
Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: "About me" - a place to introduce yourself
Replies: 115
Views: 39630

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

Welcome Massimiliano! :fsbgrin: If you decide to stick with it, I'm sure you'll see very rapid progress. Your overall fitness from running is good, but your muscles need to adapt specifically to rowing. I think this will be much faster than if you were a total couch potato who never exercised. Keep ...
by zootMutant
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:13 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12285
Views: 366529

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Draggon wrote:You can see I even slowed down for 500M at 8000M - since my hear rate hit 145, I wanted to give it some recovery.
A heart-rate-limited PB! That's even more impressive. =D> =D> =D>
by zootMutant
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2016/2017
Replies: 222
Views: 14495

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2016/2017

Given you could do the last 400m at a pace more than five seconds quicker all of a sudden indicates that it's more a mental rather than a physical barrier which kept you from reaching 8:10. Have two or three speed interval sessions like 8x500/3'30"r or 4x1000/5'r more like a confidence booster...
by zootMutant
Sun Feb 19, 2017 4:08 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: L4s, etc...the Wolverine(sque) Plan
Replies: 3797
Views: 122180

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

Back on the Wolverine Plan. I like the Pete Plan, too, but there is a special place in my heart for wolverines. wolverine.jpg L1 -- 8 x 500m r4:00 -- 16:11.0 -- 2:01.3 Reading the WP notes, I was supposed to do my first 8x500 at my 2k pace (which Peter and I think will be around 2:02.5). It seemed p...
by zootMutant
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Anyone had any PBs recently?
Replies: 12285
Views: 366529

Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Well done, Draggon! 38 seconds on a 10k is a strong improvement... especially when you thought you were taking it easy.
by zootMutant
Sat Feb 18, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: February 14th Carole McNally Memorial CTC
Replies: 36
Views: 3091

Re: February 14th Carole McNally Memorial CTC

CamiCrew wrote:Alan got rid of his pinup girlie...??? I have to let that sink in for a moment. She's been hanging around the forum since forever!
Quite a shocker. :shock: Took me a few days to realize who the 'new' chap was. :wink:
by zootMutant
Fri Feb 17, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2016/2017
Replies: 222
Views: 14495

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2016/2017

Zoot, I reckon the pace for a 2k should be around 2.5 seconds slower than for 1402m. Was your Carroll Mc Naly row full on? If so, I'd expect a time around 8:10. 2k -- 8:13.6 -- 2:03.4 That was very disheartening. :evil: You are right, Peter, 8:10 would have been about right, except I just couldn't ...
by zootMutant
Thu Feb 16, 2017 7:06 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8175
Views: 245636

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

J-Dog wrote:Good to be back, and very glad you're still here.

Where else would I go to talk about erging pain?

J-Dog
This is the place for that, all right! :lol:
by zootMutant
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: February 14th Carole McNally Memorial CTC
Replies: 36
Views: 3091

Re: February 14th Carole McNally Memorial CTC

plummy wrote:A few teachers notes to my parents in the 1970s suddenly make sense.
plummy wrote:Keep up at the back Hoyt will you! :lol: x
:lol: :lol: :lol:
by zootMutant
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2016/2017
Replies: 222
Views: 14495

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2016/2017

Zoot, I reckon the pace for a 2k should be around 2.5 seconds slower than for 1402m. Was your Carroll Mc Naly row full on? If so, I'd expect a time around 8:10. Pretty nearly. If I did it again, I would make sure I was well-rested and maybe set a pace 0.5 seconds faster, but no more than that. I'll...
by zootMutant
Thu Feb 16, 2017 4:32 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 2016/2017
Replies: 222
Views: 14495

Re: Indoor Rowers League 2016/2017

I managed a 5:35.8 ( 1:59.8 ) for the Carole McNally Memorial row (1,402m).

Anyone want to hazard a guess for what I should target for a 2k test this weekend? No serious rowing for 2 months now, but it's time to start ramping up my training. :-k
by zootMutant
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: what training have free spirits been doing today?
Replies: 8175
Views: 245636

Re: what training have free spirits been doing today?

Hey J-dog! Good to have you back! :P
by zootMutant
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Happy Birthday CommodoreAnn
Replies: 10
Views: 1104

Re: Happy Birthday CommodoreAnn

Happy (belated) birthday wishes, Ann. Glad to hear your arm is on the mend. :P
by zootMutant
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Liefcat
Replies: 5
Views: 758

Re: Happy Birthday Liefcat

Happy (belated) birthday, Erik. Hope it was a good day! :P
by zootMutant
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: Crash-B 2017
Replies: 19
Views: 2826

Re: Crash-B 2017

Well done John and Haico. =D> =D> =D> Dan - very interesting perspective. I find I am much more interested in eating well, getting all around exercise (cardio + strength), stretching and meditating than I ever was when I was younger. Life is very good. :P My strategy is not to get burned out so mayb...
by zootMutant
Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: EIRC 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 3694

Re: EIRC 2017

Re stroke rate I was pulling between 31~33 on my 2k until the last 300m or so and didn't deviate from that. I would struggle to get to 45spm in a 100m sprint and certainly couldn't hold it for 2000m. Regarding stroke rate, I was referring to your 500m row. I counted 43 strokes in the first minute (...
by zootMutant
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: February 14th Carole McNally Memorial CTC
Replies: 36
Views: 3091

Re: February 14th Carole McNally Memorial CTC

I rowed this really slowly as my cooling down. The training schedule gave me no other choice. But I did participate! I wondered what happened when I saw your time! :lol: A special thanks to the lovely Jennifer! Barbara - who did you have to threaten to open the board back up just for you? :fsbgrin:...
by zootMutant
Wed Feb 15, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 4537
Views: 218597

Re: Name that tune

paulgould wrote:Not Dylan or Billy Joel -the song was covered by a 60's icon.
Bob Dylan?
by zootMutant
Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: February 14th Carole McNally Memorial CTC
Replies: 36
Views: 3091

Re: February 14th Carole McNally Memorial CTC

Excellent turn-out by Free Spirits! Woot! =D> =D> =D> I managed just under a 2:00 pace ( 5:35.8 ), which was my goal but was far slower than I'd hoped. (I've done very little rowing the past two months and it shows. :oops: ) But I also talked my wife (Mrs Mutant, aka Teri) into giving it a shot. 8) ...
by zootMutant
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 4537
Views: 218597

Re: Name that tune

What was the name of the song he sang - Hot Patootie? Yep. "Hot Patootie - Bless My Soul". By the way, Paulgould 's clue was: "You think you're so clever, and classless and free" ... but I don't think "The times they are a changin'?" is correct. (Could be wrong though....
by zootMutant
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:57 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 4537
Views: 218597

Re: Name that tune

I think I've entered an alternate universe. I've never heard of Devo, just about heard of Warren Zevon and I haven't a clue about the latest one, although I did see the original The Day The Earth Stood Still, starring Michael Rennie. Much better than the remake with Keanu Reeves. Sorry Paul. A miss...
by zootMutant
Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 4537
Views: 218597

Re: Name that tune

Draggon wrote:Quick like a bunny - you got it, Zoot! :)
:D

Michael Rennie was ill the day the earth stood still
But he told us where we stand
by zootMutant
Mon Feb 13, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 4537
Views: 218597

Re: Name that tune

... who has run amok in Kent?

Werewolves of London, by Warren Zevon?
by zootMutant
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: EIRC 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 3694

Re: EIRC 2017

Well done Dave, Ian and Guy! ^O^ ^O^ ^O^ Dave - I'm always amazed at how smooth and easy rowing looks compared to how it feels. I was surprised to count your strokes and find you rowing at around 43-45 spm on your sprint! You seemed so relaxed (up until the last 250m or so)! You had much better form...
by zootMutant
Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: The Sanctuary
Topic: Name that tune
Replies: 4537
Views: 218597

Re: Name that tune

CamiCrew wrote:Figured it was a matter of waiting for you or Zoot to check in.
I had no idea... but once I got the rhythm, it was obvious. :oops:
CamiCrew wrote:Devo has a direct connection to Kent State and witnessing events that day.
Thanks for the trivia! (I love the hats, too!) :P