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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Claudius » Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:00 am

Thanks Max,
yesterday i had to decided for the 5x 1.5k PetePlan intervall or a long distance row...i really like the longer stuff more and more...and maybe one day a FM - but for this i´ll need more time- so decided for a HM- which is also a ranking piece...I was a bit foolish in the first 8k and paid for it in the end...drinked to less untill 17k...next time with a hydration pack on the back...but managed a pb with a 1:21:44.7

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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Ian Bee » Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:46 am

Given the general cardio improvements from the IP, and the recent IRL result for 6344m, my 5k time looked ripe for a test...

I thought I should be able to hold 1.57 (maybe a bit less), but I got a little giddy and went out too fast. Held on to 1.56s for the middle of the piece and sprinted for the last 1k.

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Post by plummy » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:01 pm

22s is mahoosive - awesome effort sir. ^O^ ^O^
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Post by Ian Bee » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:36 pm

Thanks Dave. The painful realisation that my 30 minute pace is barely faster than my 10k means that's up next 😞
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Post by JonT » Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:18 pm

Great row Ian. =D> =D> =D>
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Post by Grobi » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:52 pm

Congratulations Ian for a huge improvement over your 5k, 22 seconds is massive! =D>
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Post by Ian Bee » Sat Nov 24, 2018 11:35 am

Woke up this morning intending to tackle the hour. Then I got delayed and found myself with only just enough time before other commitments to do an hour of rowing in total. So I set the pace boat at a rather hopeful 2.02 and paddled a few minutes warm up.

That obviously left me quite adrift of target by 30 minutes. By 20 minutes remaining, I'd given up on the pace boat so switched to a minute at 1.55/a minute at 2.06 for a bit of variety, and quite quickly the pace boat fell away.

Rather surprised to see an improvement of 156m. And some handy nonathon points.

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Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:25 pm

Ian, Well done and a great increase =D> =D> =D>
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Post by Grobi » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:44 pm

That's a very healthy improvement for the hour of power, well done Ian! Well deserved nonathlon points, too!
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Post by plummy » Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:07 pm

Great run of form going on there Ian - super stuff :-)
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Post by Iain » Mon Nov 26, 2018 12:45 pm

Well done Ian, you have beatten most of my PBs now!
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Post by Ian Bee » Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:36 pm

Thanks both - I'm really not looking forward to any attempt to improve the 2km time though (even though the IP targets that specifically....).
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Post by Iain » Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:08 pm

Thanks for sparing my dignity. Does that mean you will be going for the FM?
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Post by Ian Bee » Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:30 pm

Iain wrote:
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Thanks for sparing my dignity. Does that mean you will be going for the FM?
More like sparing my lungs.

I've no immediate plans for a fm, though I do actually enjoy a them more than a 2k.....
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Ian Bee » Sun Dec 16, 2018 3:15 pm

Ignore the above.

I was aiming for sub 3 hours, but I lost my nerve with pacing before an hour had gone by.

Very pleased to snip 3 minutes off my PB though, and thus was all cv cardio range into the bargain.

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Post by Ian Bee » Fri Dec 21, 2018 10:45 am

I think these were the roughest additional 20m I've rowed. I wanted to test 2.01 pacing, which was almost immediately tough according to my heart rate trace. I held on to the possibility of 149xx until 15 minutes remaining, and had to back off.

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Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:30 pm

Ian, Very impressive. I counted back and see you've got a PB in 3 different distances in just over a month. A storming end to the calendar year =D> =D> =D>
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Post by Ian Bee » Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:26 pm

Thanks Max. It's been a good end to the year.

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Post by Grobi » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:08 pm

Congratulations on your recent PBs Ian! That's a perfect way to end the year, just keep your form over the holidays :D
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Post by plummy » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:14 pm

The back half of that looks like it was a real test for sure. A PB is a PB though- well done sir.
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Post by fkoene » Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:17 pm

I keep surprising myself.
Being in the flow I'm in at the moment wanted to do a 6K because though my nonathlon score was ok (intermediate time of a 10K), my C2 ranked workout was rather poor. My goal was the nonathlon time, maybe a couple of seconds faster. Turned out to be 12.5 seconds faster then my nonathlon time but more surprisingly 0.5 seconds faster then my PB. Which I hadn't checked before I started.
Very glad it turned out to be a bit faster instead of a bit slower.
22:28.7 now.
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Post by Ian Bee » Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:54 pm

Wow - fantastic row 🤗
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by plummy » Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:29 pm

Not a thread I find myself on other than to congratulate others. However, two of this months challenges are for very short sprints where I very seldom venture so after a couple of practice attempts and matching a PB for my 100m a couple of days ago and only falling short of my 1 min by 2m, I had another go at both with a much higher drag than I would normally use...172!

Result
- an all time new PB for 100m at 17.9s (rounded up from 17.8) and a whole 0.5s lopped off my previous best. 5 minutes later...
- an all time new PB for 1 min at 317m (was 311 set last year).
I think there was a new low pull in there at 1:26 on the 100m but I may have hallucinated that so not counting it (although my average was 1:29.5 and my previous low pull was 1:29 so given the first 2~3 pulls would be way slower it indicates a 1:26 or two are more than plausible)
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Post by fkoene » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:16 am

Congratulations Dave. Always pleasant to see you can improve yourself even after all those years .


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Post by Grobi » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:26 am

Congratulations to Dave and Fred on their recent PBs! =D> =D> Must be really satisfying to PB after so many years!
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