September ctc - 5k, standing start, unrestricted

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Re: September ctc - 5k, standing start, unrestricted

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Congratulations on the new pb 😎 superb effort.
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Nice one Claudius. Impressive.
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Great row Claudius. 💪🏻
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Fabulous 5k Claudius. Superb pacing!!
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I thank you all! Perhaps some of the quieter forum readers will take part in this month's challenge, as it is a ranking piece... it could be a kind of motivation
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Nice one Claudius PBs are a bit special and the 5k in my book ranks right up there at the top well done matey.
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Re: September ctc - 5k, standing start, unrestricted

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Great performance from Claudius, and some other solid 5ks there too =D> =D> =D>

I'm still mainly running these days, but trying to make myself get on the erg once or twice a week (I think its a masochistic thing!). It's been a while since I went for a tough 5k so I thought I'd just try for sub 19'. The wife came back home to find me puffing and panting away with a few hundred metres to go and watched me fall off the erg happy with 18:33 :lol: :lol:

The 5k is every bit as nasty as I remember!

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Nice one Mat. Not bad for a part timer ;-)
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POWER TEN MAT, target achieved
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I posted a HR capped, very steady 21:55 row at the start of the month. My plan was to keep rowing the 5k on a number of occasions, shaving off 30 seconds or so each time as some sort of fitness returned (my SB is 20:09). I planned to aim at 21:30 yesterday, then 21:00 next week, and then try for 22:30 and a final attempt to better my legendary adversary Mr Plumb.

So much for that plan! I did a 20:51 yesterday, so nowhere near the planned row of 21:30 #-o

I need to shave a few seconds off to take a (temporary?) seat in Boat II, but I felt pretty bad at the end of the row, having backed off considerably in the final 1,500 as my HR shot up. I think you may be safe this month Mr P especially given I am still meant to be taking it easy. That was my first foray out of UT1 for weeks and I didn't like it very much. :(
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Great stuff Jon & Mat 😎😎 superb efforts as every quick 5k is 🤢 mine is scheduled for the end of the month 🙈🤢🙈
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Finally plucked up the courage to have a crack at this. Ended with a 18:50.8.

Actually quite pleased with my pacing as I compared the year of my recent 2k time and my 5k times around the same time. So it gave me rough idea of my level of fitness.
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Sub 19, so very quickly, is excellent Pete!

No erging for me the past 2 weeks because of a bad back (no exercise at all except a couple of short walks this week).
So a gentle return yesterday.
Turned the df down to 100 and set off expecting to ave somewhere between 2:05 and 2:10
Damn and blast those competitive demons!! Not far in it was apparent that sub 20 would be easy if the back held.
So I have posted 19:46.9 and hope to be able to have another go towards the end of the month.
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jainser wrote: Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:18 pm Finally plucked up the courage to have a crack at this. Ended with a 18:50.8.
Very impressive =D> =D>
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Re: September ctc - 5k, standing start, unrestricted

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Decided to do a 5k today. First row this month and my physio has told me that it's OK to row provided I take it very easy and don't put any undue strain on my back.

I figured I'd be able to do somewhere around the 21 minute mark without stressing my back too much, but boy was I wrong! In order to row stress free, I needed to slow down to over 2:20 pace, so that's what I did. Finished in 23:37.4 for possibly my slowest ever 5k. Certainly the slowest I can remember doing.

I'll try to have another go in a few days if my back doesn't act up after today's session. I'm waiting for an appointment to see a specialist to see whether surgery might be advisable, so I won't be doing anything too taxing in any event.

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Re: September ctc - 5k, standing start, unrestricted

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Don't rush bud. If I knock my back out I don't even start thinking of rowing until its completely painless, let alone start!!
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