Anyone had any PBs recently?

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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by LilyG » Sun May 05, 2019 2:13 pm

Indeed you do Ian! Love my Polar, have done for years. I tried the Garmin for a bit, but just didnt get the same accuracy or feedback with it, so went back to my old best friend (used with an H10 chest strap).

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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by MSI_11 » Sun May 05, 2019 4:29 pm

Fantastic LilyG! =D>
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by plummy » Sun May 05, 2019 9:32 pm

That's an incredible row. 52, 5' 3" - you're right, good things DO come in small packages - awesome
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Sandbaggerone » Tue May 07, 2019 3:59 pm

That is one heck of a 50k LilyG!

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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by LilyG » Tue May 07, 2019 9:24 pm

Thank you, thank you. I have to be honest and say I picked up a couple of fab tips on here - might be basic to some but helped me no end. So using the balls of my feet more, breaking it up in to chunks (had a teaspoon of Nutella and half a pint of water every 10km) and most importantly, bubblewrap for the backside!

I think long distances are my thing, I dont really enjoy anything under 30 mins....does that make me a total weirdo? hahaha
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by MSI_11 » Fri May 10, 2019 12:38 pm

New 2000 m PB today - 8:09.4, 0:15.4 better than two weeks ago :) Still working on getting sub 8min.

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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Sandbaggerone » Fri May 10, 2019 1:53 pm

Nice improvement, Marta! Also, good strong finish to the row!

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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by plummy » Fri May 10, 2019 2:49 pm

Well done Marta. For a 2k you need to be pushing up the stroke rate if at all possible. See if you can hold 27~28 for 1,000 and see how that feels first.
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by paulgould » Fri May 10, 2019 2:51 pm

Very well done Marta =D> =D> =D>

I think if you can get your stroke rate up( to 30+) you will see more massive improvements.

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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by MSI_11 » Sun May 12, 2019 8:26 am

Thank you, and thx for advices - I will definitely try to keep higher cadence next time 👍
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Ian Bee » Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:32 am

Didn't plan my morning well (i.e. didn't want to get out of bed) so switched from my planned fletcher workout to a straight hour.

I partly wanted to log a reasonable hour for the lightweight monthly challenge, bu I also wanted to see if even a couple of weeks of heart rate training had to be anything....
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The reality is that it's probably too soon to say it's down to fletchers impact, but the signs from my heart rate trace are positive - there's effort reflected here, but it's not (for me) flat out....

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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:47 am

Ian Bee wrote:
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This is +82m over my PB
Congratulations! Nice pacing and what a great way to start the day =D> =D> =D>.
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Post by GuidonTheBee » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:56 pm

Well done Ian, great result. Breaking 15k is a good way to start the morning !

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Post by Ian Bee » Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:30 pm

Thanks both :)
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Post by duffyoz » Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:02 am

After a failure to even get started on the planned session on Friday morning, Saturday off as my daughter was home for the weekend. I tossed up whether to do the missing Friday session or a 2k TT after following the beginner Pete plan for 8 weeks. Season PB by 40s and managed to get sub 9 min. That 9 min carrot kept me going with 300m left, to finish 8.59.8, nothing left to give after that. Next stop sub 8:30 presuming I stay injury free :D
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Ian Bee » Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:55 pm

:fsbgrin: :fsbgrin: :fsbgrin: =D> =D> =D>

PB by 40s is amazing - well done!
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Sandbaggerone » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:41 pm

Once again I am reminded of how much of rowing - particularly long distance rowing - is mental. I wanted to stop a half marathon 1500m in today, and stuck it out for a PR by 38.4 seconds.

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Post by plummy » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:57 pm

Well done both on your SB Duffy and PB Sandbagger - both are great rows.
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by duffyoz » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:15 pm

A PB so really happy but not quite as I was ssssoooooo close to finally getting under 2.00/500. Next time I'll get there :D . Still doing something right.

Brilliant efforts from all the other free spirits, I love seeing what can be achieved.
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Jill » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:18 pm

Lesley, you have every reason to be proud of your latest achievement, especially as it’s already faster than your PB of six years ago. :) =D>

Wishing you every injury free success with your sub2 500m attempt and your sub8.30 2k attempt. :) 8)

Out of interest, what DF do you use for sprints?

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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by duffyoz » Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:16 am

Thanks Jill. DF is set at 125 for everything at the moment. I even cleaned the flywheel yesterday :) .

I havent really got my head around changing DF for different "events". The erg coach I found near-ish me tried some different DF's and suggested I push it up a little from the 112 it was on, then adjust to that for a while. I believe there are further discussions to be had, lots actually, I have thousands of questions.
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Sandbaggerone » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:52 am

125 is a good all purpose df setting in my opinion.

I managed a 10k PB today, df around 130.

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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by plummy » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:24 pm

That's a mighty impressive time Colin...
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Post by Sandbaggerone » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:30 pm

Thanks, Dave. I'm feeling the after-effects today. It took a lot more out of me than I realized.

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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:43 pm

Congratulations Colin. 2nd fastest time this year =D> =D> =D>

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