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by JonT
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: HR zones - New to forum
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: HR zones - New to forum

One more question: Do we have to wait for every post to be approved before it's released? It said I would be advised when it was approved but that never happened. Only if you are new to the forum (e.g. your first two posts) your posts have to be approved (to avoid spam). I just checked, and the lim...
by JonT
Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:35 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Happy Birthday Lesley
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Happy Birthday Lesley

Sorry you won't be rowing to mark the day, but hopefully you might be on the bike?? :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin:
by JonT
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:09 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 20/21
Replies: 168
Views: 9706

Re: Indoor Rowers League 20/21

plummy wrote: Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:03 pm 8) :wink: Even I can do 213m with by knackered back!
:lol: Fixed ... we are a good team Plummy. I mess up, you spot it, I fix it. Perfect :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin:

P.S. There's a typo in your message :lol: :lol: :twisted: :twisted:
by JonT
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: ZoomErg sessions - GB
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Re: ZoomErg sessions - GB

I had a really interesting first experience of Zoom Ergos today. It was a UT2 session involving 3x20min r2:00. The leader was Dave Gillard who rowed for Cambridge 3 times in the Boat Race. He used the first interval to talk about some technique points, and then used the second and third intervals to...
by JonT
Sun Jan 10, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Indoor Rowers League 20/21
Replies: 168
Views: 9706

Re: Indoor Rowers League 20/21

10m is a big improvement Fred! =D> =D> We have three rowers with a time now. I put in a 309m today which is a bit disappointing, but it was after a 3x20min Zoom Ergos session, so I'm hoping for some improvement later in the month and maybe getting past my PB of 313 (not 213 - thanks Plummy). [-o<
by JonT
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:48 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: EXR
Replies: 4
Views: 177

EXR

Is anyone using the EXT Beta software? I’ve applied, but wondered if anyone is using it yet?
by JonT
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:34 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Virtual Team Challenge
Replies: 34
Views: 852

Re: Virtual Team Challenge

Claudius wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:37 pm sorry, this year i do a sidejump to the zwiftrowers team...rowing a avatar in zwift is a lot of fun...it motivated me during the holiday challenge !
Claudius, out of interest, do you have to row for that team to row in Zwift?
by JonT
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:45 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Lifetime Millionaires Club
Replies: 3323
Views: 176274

Re: Lifetime Millionaires Club

plummy wrote: Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:15 pm I sneaked in another million and have a nice round 40 million lifetime now.
Fantastic achievement Plummy.
by JonT
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard
Replies: 512
Views: 62067

Re: Free Spirits CTC Participation and Leaderboard

Thanks for doing this Fred. It keeps me sharp, and I’m kicking myself for missing the Valentine event #-o

With Claudius ruling the roost of Lightweight rowers, I think things bode well for him this year too! =D> =D> ^O^ ^O^
by JonT
Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:09 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: January CTC - Mercian New Year pyramid
Replies: 28
Views: 663

Re: January CTC - Mercian New Year pyramid

Well, I did say that I would follow my usual pattern of pretending to plan and then just rowing by feel! This was about as far off plan as it could get! I also realised that my 500K SB is way slower than I suspect I can go at the moment, given it is almost identical pace to my 1k #-o. So I will use ...
by JonT
Sat Jan 09, 2021 12:29 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: HR zones - New to forum
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: HR zones - New to forum

Thanks for the welcome and advice Jon. The calculator link is exactly the one which led to my confusion. The calculator bases the zones on %ages of reserve HR, then immediately below that is a table based on the same %ages - but of MHR (which one assumes means maximum HR). This is my very point - i...
by JonT
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: HR zones - New to forum
Replies: 11
Views: 197

Re: HR zones - New to forum

Hello John, Welcome to the forum and to Free Spirits. There are a lot of people on here who have some very deep experience of this kind of training. I’m not sure which I do you have seen on the site - there is a lot on here! But I always rely on our HR zone calculator which you can find here - https...
by JonT
Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:27 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Virtual Team Challenge
Replies: 34
Views: 852

Re: Virtual Team Challenge

I can't row - too much core involved - but I have started some gentle bike erg. Metrees are being counted for this challenge, I just have to do twice as many :) Where there is a will to move there is a way. That’s great Lesley! I am not even slightly surprised you are already back up and going =D>
by JonT
Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:59 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: January CTC - Mercian New Year pyramid
Replies: 28
Views: 663

Re: January CTC - Mercian New Year pyramid

Well done on the improvement, I take this to mean that a faster 500 is possible, but +2or3S/500 is more realistic than +2. Jon, Pete believed that 10x1min rest 1min was about 1k pace. This is slightly shorter and "only" 9 intervals, but the longer intervals in the middle would seem to com...
by JonT
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: WELCOME to New Members
Replies: 2402
Views: 195970

Re: WELCOME to New Members

A warm welcome to these new or returning members. :fssmile: :D :fsbgrin: =D> Gaby Buse (GER) Gaby is my otw rowing partner in the doubles. I talked her into joining Free Spirits, the meterboard and the virtual team challenge. Next steps are the ctc and the nonathlon :D Welcome Gaby!!! :fsbgrin: :fs...
by JonT
Thu Jan 07, 2021 2:57 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: January CTC - Mercian New Year pyramid
Replies: 28
Views: 663

Re: January CTC - Mercian New Year pyramid

I haven't been brave enough to have a go at this yet, but my thinking was: 100m @ 500m-2 200m @ 500m 300 @ 500m+1 400 @ 500m+2 500 @ 500m+4 and then track the same pace back down but pushing harder if I am still alive. But to be honest, there is rarely any resemblance between my plan and my executio...
by JonT
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: The web site
Topic: Website and Forum Upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Website and Forum Upgrade

I've found the issue Plummy - My latest update on the Virtual Team Challenge was generated from the dev website and so had links within in which were also to the dev website. :oops: #-o.

Thanks for letting me know. I can't manage the site unless people highlight any problems, so thanks.
by JonT
Thu Jan 07, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Forum and Website Uprgrade this weekend
Replies: 5
Views: 226

Re: Forum and Website Uprgrade this weekend

Iain, Plummy is having the same issue at the moment. What were you trying to do when it asked you to sign in to the dev site? I am struggling to recreate this, so it would be useful to know exactly what you were trying top access when you were prompted for login details. There must be a lurking link...
by JonT
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Virtual Team Challenge
Replies: 34
Views: 852

Re: Virtual Team Challenge

Wolfmiester wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 3:31 pm Great work Jon 👍🏼
What’s the Xmas hat icon for? (I should probably know this)
It is something that Thomas built in at some point. You get a hat if you row on 24/25/26th Christmas. As far as I remember, any distance counts.

Jon
by JonT
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: The web site
Topic: Website and Forum Upgrade
Replies: 9
Views: 423

Re: Website and Forum Upgrade

Same thing happening again as reported in October - hitting "cancel" makes it go away but there's obviously something amiss Plummy - is this happening when you are accessing the Virtual Team Challenge? Is anyone else seeing this? If you are you will see a dialogue window appear asking for...
by JonT
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Training and Racing
Topic: The Pete Plan
Replies: 7463
Views: 318574

Re: The Pete Plan

That's completely bonkers Iain!
by JonT
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:24 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: January Revolution
Replies: 10
Views: 245

Re: January Revolution

I'm trying to get a bit more balance to my exercise which has been pretty much 100% rowing for the last few months. So I am doing some cycling and weights, and therefore have gone for The Haul rather than the Long Haul.

Jon
by JonT
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:20 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: 2021 Weight Loss thread
Replies: 12
Views: 271

Re: 2021 Weight Loss thread

paulgould wrote: Wed Jan 06, 2021 11:56 am I got tired of having to constantly dodge harpoons every time I went for a walk on the beach :D :D .
:lol: :lol: :lol: =D> =D> =D>
by JonT
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Virtual Team Challenge
Replies: 34
Views: 852

Re: Virtual Team Challenge

davew wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 2:15 pm great job on the tool really does help to motivate me ,i'm not fast but looking to get a decent amount of long steady rows in :)
They all help Dave, no matter how they are contributed :fsbgrin:
by JonT
Mon Jan 04, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Free Spirits forum
Topic: Virtual Team Challenge
Replies: 34
Views: 852

Re: Virtual Team Challenge

It's early in the event, but we've got off to a good start despite people at the top of the Meterboard not registering distances at the moment (either because they are not logging any, or they are not registered for the event)... 1 Members of the 100k meter club Gunther Teschner - 106,086 metres. Pr...