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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Paul Victory » Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:59 pm

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Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:54 pm
A new personal best for the half marathon this morning with a time of 1:23:40.3 (44.5 seconds faster than previous PB). I'm really pleased with this row as the average pace was 1:58.9 which is the first HM I've rowed faster than a 2:00/500m pace.

I'm considering having a go at setting a new PB for the full marathon at some point in the next few weeks. My current PB is 3:08:51.1 and I'd like to see if I could complete it in under 3 hours.
Congratulations on all the PBs and well done for channeling all the frustration you must have been feeling into something positive. =D> =D> =D> ^O^ ^O^ ^O^

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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Lordofgreasby » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:39 pm

A new personal best for the full marathon today with a time of 2:59:20.4 (an improvement of 9 minutes 30.7 seconds). I'm really pleased to have finished in under 3 hours. Feeling pretty knackered now :-)
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by plummy » Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:53 pm

HUGE improvement and huge congrats on the new PB. That's a very significant lump to take off.

Feel free to slump on the sofa for a day or two!
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Post by paulgould » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:33 pm

Lordofgreasby wrote:
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A new personal best for the full marathon today with a time of 2:59:20.4 (an improvement of 9 minutes 30.7 seconds). I'm really pleased to have finished in under 3 hours. Feeling pretty knackered now :-)
Very well done Chris =D> =D>
I think you will be able to knock another 4 or 5 minutes off that in the near future.
I think I managed a 2:53 off a similar HM time to yours.

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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Paul Victory » Sun Jan 28, 2018 12:06 pm

Well done Chris. Sub 3 hours for an FM is a huge benchmark. =D> =D> =D>
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Lordofgreasby » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:50 pm

Thanks to everyone for the kind comments. The encouragement on here has definitely helped me keep focused on my rowing.

I don’t think I’ll be attempting the Marathon again any time soon. They are just so horrible. The last 15,000m is all about rowing through the pain.

I need to have a go at setting new PBs for the 5000m, 2000m, 1000m & 500m before the rowing season ends. I'm confident I can do the 5000m faster. However, I’m not much of a fan of the “Sprint” rows. I find them harder as I mostly row 15,000m and 10,000m. I guess I need to start some doing some interval training to improve my anaerobic fitness for the shorter rows. I would love to get my 2000m sub seven. I only need to go 8.4 seconds faster than my current PB. However, that feels like an eternity over that distance :-)
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by plummy » Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:52 am

A little tenuous as I very rarely do these - but - I'm pretty sure that my 311m for 1min last night is a new PB.

I've been through my entire history and can only find one 1 min row with a higher total (315m) and that was part of a CTC multiple 1 min interval set so very likely to be on only 1 min rest and therefore a rolling start which makes a huge difference.

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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Lordofgreasby » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:49 pm

I set a new PB for the 5,000m tonight with a time of 18:34.9. An improvement of 11.6 seconds. A little tough going after the Marathon I rowed on Saturday. I felt it a little in my legs but a PB is a PB.
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Tako » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:15 pm

Inspired by Felton and the 1402m for today’s C2CTC ( 4:43.6 @1:41.4) and the Meta-Nonathlon results, I thought I give the 1K a go.
Ended up with 24 points for the Nonathlon (added additional 25 by correcting my age) and a new PB of 3:15.8 @1:37.9 followed by a cool down to hit 2MM for the season
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Grobi » Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:44 pm

Congrats to Chris and Tako, well done guys! =D> =D>
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by plummy » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:29 pm

Tako wrote:
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:15 pm
Inspired by Felton and the 1402m for today’s C2CTC ( 4:43.6 @1:41.4) and the Meta-Nonathlon results, I thought I give the 1K a go.
Ended up with 24 points for the Nonathlon (added additional 25 by correcting my age) and a new PB of 3:15.8 @1:37.9 followed by a cool down to hit 2MM for the season Image
Wow - hit a few good marks in a short space of time there. Nicely done.

Well done on the 5k Chris too- excellent time.
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Grobi » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:46 pm

Tako wrote:
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...(added additional 25 by correcting my age)...
Tako, I don‘t want to be a spoilsport, but I‘m afraid that‘s against the nonathlon rules. Quote from the „rules and faq“ section: „Your Nonathlon Age for the 2018 season is your age on 1st May 2017“

And that makes sense, otherwise everybody would change their age once in the season (except people born on May 1st).

But a great PB nonetheless.
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Tako » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:53 pm

Thanks. Will fix it. But should have passed you without it as well :-)
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Grobi » Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:01 pm

The season isn‘t over yet.. :twisted: :fswink:
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Tako » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:25 pm

Happy to have addressed the IRL today with a new PB on the 2k with 6:55.0 @1:43.7
Thanks to all for providing the motivation!
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by CamiCrew » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:31 pm

=D> =D> =D> NICELY DONE, Tako! ^O^
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Paul Victory » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:12 pm

Congratulations Tako! =D> =D> =D> ^O^ ^O^ ^O^
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Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Tako » Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:30 pm

Today one of my oldest and toughest PBs got improved!


Best ever until today at a fitness center: 37:37.2

Second best against Dave and Peter: 37:58.9

NEW PB for the 10k and good entry for the IRL: 37:29.6 @1:52.4

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Post by fkoene » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:57 pm

Well, thought it would be nice to be able to post here again after quite some time. My season's total is now already more than it was ever before. With over a month to go.
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Tako » Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:35 pm

Congratulations Fred!

You have been around a while I guess when looking at million meters list; hence a real accomplishment!!
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by LilyG » Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:08 am

Not quite up to your speeds, but I just completed 10 miles (16.1k) in 1:13:53 and - annoyingly - i could have gone faster if i hadnt had a dawdle in the middle! Prev best was 1:17:30, so I'm feeling rather pleased with myself :)
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Grobi » Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:26 pm

And so you should be, congratulations on the PB! =D>
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by Tako » Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:56 pm

Inspired by Peter I also improved the last remaining Ranking Distance PB in this season :-)

Hour of power = hour of pain

15132m @1:58.9 26spm

So my best season almost complete (my first), >7k a day, PB on all ranking distances, participated in all C2CTC and IRL, and completed all C2 challenges.

So now next season can only get worse :-) :-) :-)
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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by paulgould » Fri Apr 13, 2018 8:02 am

Tako wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:56 pm
Inspired by Peter I also improved the last remaining Ranking Distance PB in this season :-)

Hour of power = hour of pain

15132m @1:58.9 26spm

So my best season almost complete (my first), >7k a day, PB on all ranking distances, participated in all C2CTC and IRL, and completed all C2 challenges.

So now next season can only get worse :-) :-) :-)
Well done Tako - nice way to round off the season - looks like the bug has well and truly bitten :fsbgrin:

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Re: Anyone had any PBs recently?

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:59 pm

Well done Tako that really is impressive! =D> =D> =D>

I saw Peter's hour of power and thought I'd give it a try in a bid to add some meters for the World Erg Challenge. Never having rowed for an hour I thought I'd start at a gentle 2.00 pacing and drop 1s each 10 minutes. Let's just say it was not as easy as it sounded!!! Stopped after 42 minutes as I realised there was no way I would make it :oops: and my hip was also snapping. Talk about learning the hard way. #-o

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