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JonT wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:21 pmLike you say - nice to get an improvement, especially at DB! Well done.
DB? But certainly an excellent improvement, well done.
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Iain wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:52 pm
DB? But certainly an excellent improvement, well done.
DB - Decade Best (obviously!) :D
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Crushy wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 1:42 pm Just managed to take 1.4s off of my season/decade best.(More than 10yrs since I did erging, until Covid hit)

Down to 7:17.0 from 7:18.4 (which was actually an extrapolation from my 'Henley' ctc time) set in July.

Happy to be managing to take time off rather than just getting slower.
Well done Crushy 😎 lockdown has alot to answer for 👍 you just reminded me of the Henley ctc too 😳🤢
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Kevinhorne44 wrote: Wed Jan 20, 2021 9:11 pm
Well done Crushy 😎 lockdown has alot to answer for 👍 you just reminded me of the Henley ctc too 😳🤢
The Henley one was tough, that extra bit beyond the 2k is mentally difficult.
Just kept telling myself that if I did OK I could treat myself to an extra drink in Bridge Bar next year ;-)
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Don't normally log SBs as don't do many distances very often, so not much of an achievement. But making an exception as I have achieved a target set over 2 years ago of a sub 20 5k, first for nearly 9 years while scoring my highest Nonathlon score in this event and this year. Stats:

Time Distance Rate Pace - Comment
03:58.1 1,000 26 01:59.1 - Initially struggled to settle, yoyoing from 1:58-2:01
03:58.4 1,000 27 01:59.2 - Better, consistent 1:59s, but struggling for breath
03:58.5 1,000 27 01:59.3 - Seemed really long, 2:00s creeping in, HR climbing after 91% plateau
03:58.2 1,000 27 01:59.1 - second wind now in last 2k
03:51.0 1,000 29 01:55.5 - accelerated with 675, 400 & 150 to go, HR peaked at 97% with 150 to go & dipped on sprint
19:44.2 5000 27.2 1:58.4 - Really happy with that, 16.3S off PB & 12 Nonathlon points.

Just realised 1 Nonathlon point below my best season, so will have to do another hard distance #-o
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Well done Iain. That’s a pretty significant acceleration in the last 1k!
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Very nice row Iain, well done ^O^ ^O^ ^O^

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Great row Iain.
Nice consistency.
Impressed with the confidence to push from 675 out.
I'm always afraid I'm going to blow up if I go from that far out.
A best time in a long while is always something to smile about.

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Training has been going well recently.
A combination of low rate and high DF rowing keeps my HR nice and low while at the same time giving me a good all-round workout.
One of the few season goals I set myself was a 7k 30R20 - co-incidentally my free rate 30 min season best was 7000m exactly too.
Set out at slightly quicker than target pace expecting to fade in the last 7-8 mins, trying to get exactly 600 strokes - all the way along I had about 6 secs(2 strokes) in hand to use on the last minute as needed.
Pleasantly surprised to neg split the whole piece, going from 2:07.8 down to 2:04.0.
My final result was :

Time : 30:00
Distance : 7161m
S/R : 20
DF : 250

My 6km is now my only Nonathlon score below 800(799), so will have a go at that too sometime this month for the CTC

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Impressive rowing to set an SB at 20SPM! Smashed that 7k. Hope 6k goes well.
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That's a good result at that rating Paul =D> . I know from many, many 30min UT2 rows recently that I can't get close to 7k at r20 while keeping the HR down, which I am assuming you did.
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Iain wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:45 am Impressive rowing to set an SB at 20SPM! Smashed that 7k. Hope 6k goes well.
Thanks Iain - I did better my 6k SB in the course of this row, but I only record one Nonathlon score per row, so chose the 30 min.
JonT wrote: Tue Mar 02, 2021 8:57 am That's a good result at that rating Paul =D> . I know from many, many 30min UT2 rows recently that I can't get close to 7k at r20 while keeping the HR down, which I am assuming you did.
Thanks Jon - yes I did manage to keep the HR low - didn't have a monitor on but was very mindful of my perceived effort and was ready to pull the plug on the row the minute I could sense my HR was climbing too high.
Myself and Iain have had a couple of interesting discussions regarding the effects of my training approach on my HR - with my use of high DF and being relatively stronger in my upper body I am minimising the stress on my CV system by shifting the oxygen demand away from the larger, "thirstier" leg muscles, if that makes sense.

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Well done Paul on your 30R20 😎
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Recently been dropping the DF and inching up the spm in an effort to improve my CV fitness, so decided to have a go at my 30 min SB (7161m), which was set at 20spm.
This time I managed 7376m, at 22.6 spm on DF 255.
In retrospect, I may have got a better score with a warmup beforehand, as I negatively split from 2:05.9 down to 1:58.8.
I did the row strapless, as I only need to strap in at sub-1:55 pace, a pace I doubt I will ever be familiar with again :lol: :lol:
I gained a few Nonathlon and Metanonathlon points in the process too, as my 30 min was my lowest score.

Tale of the tape :

Time : 30:00
Distance : 7376m
S/R : 22.6
DF : 255

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paulgould wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:38 pm Recently been dropping the DF and inching up the spm in an effort to improve my CV fitness, so decided to have a go at my 30 min SB (7161m), which was set at 20spm.
This time I managed 7376m, at 22.6 spm on DF 255.

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Liefcat wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 6:27 pm
paulgould wrote: Fri Apr 09, 2021 2:38 pm Recently been dropping the DF and inching up the spm in an effort to improve my CV fitness, so decided to have a go at my 30 min SB (7161m), which was set at 20spm.
This time I managed 7376m, at 22.6 spm on DF 255.

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Another late-season SB this morning.
Wanted to see how close I could get to a sub-90 HM.
Set off cautiously at 20 spm and did the first 5km at 2:12- negative splitted down to 2:05 for the last 5km but had to up the spm to 22/23 as muscle fatigue set in - wasn't entirely sure what my average pace needed to be to get sub-90 as I had the monitor set to re-row but I had 2:07.8 as the number in mind so aimed for that.
Once again gathered some Nonathlon and Metanonathlon points:

Tale of the tape:

Time : 1:29.46.4
Distance : 21097m
S/R : 21.1
DF : 255

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SB by default today as I finally managed to find some stickability and park my patoots on the erg for long enough to complete a HM and get me a full set of Nonathlon scores. It was a horror show with multiple stops but I'd made my mind up that that was ok and inevitable to "just get it done"
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Well done for sticking with it Mr P. That’s a good target for next year’s Metanonathlon


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