May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

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May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by Grobi » Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:03 am

Hi all,

team Olimpic Barcelona have set the May ctc in honour of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona:

"TRIBUTE TO BARCELONA 1992 OLIMPICS

Row 1000m rest 3min + row 992m standing starts

Record your total time for the 1992m"

At first sight it looks short and easy. Having said that, two 1ks within three minutes might not be that much fun at all😱
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:57 pm

Grobi wrote:
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At first sight it looks short and easy. Having said that, two 1ks within three minutes might not be that much fun at all
I think you have summed it up pretty well! In terms of pacing my best 1k time is 4s slower than my 2k so should the aim be to hit the mid point?

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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by Grobi » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:09 pm

Max, I think that would be a good target pace to begin with. You can still go quicker in the numerous following attempts (because it‘s so much fun :D ).
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by Wolfmiester » Wed May 02, 2018 8:27 pm

well, shock horror, I hate to tell you, but this is all about the pacing :-)
Don't over do the first 1k, or you will suffer on the 2nd.
But also don't hold back on the first 1k, or you will have too much left in the tank ;-)
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by E-Clair » Thu May 03, 2018 5:25 am

Three minutes is a lot of rest. I guess if did the 1k all out, could do the second rep at 6 sec slower pace. So, maybe do the 1k at 1k+2. :-k
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by Paul Victory » Thu May 03, 2018 5:31 am

I did the first interval at fairly full on pace (0.9 seconds faster than last season's SB) and I thought I might have overlooked it. Have way through the second interval, I thought I might have been too conservative during the first interval, then the wheels fell off and only a kamikaze last few strokes got me close to the pace I did for the first interval. Overall time was 7:07.7 and splits were as follows:

1000 3:34.4 1:47.2 36
992 3:33.3 1:47.5 37

1992 7:07.7 1:47.3 36
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by Ian Bee » Thu May 03, 2018 7:09 am

Thanks to Plummy for posting first, I had a vague starting point:

3:39.3 1:49.6
3:36.0 1:48.8

Very much agree that this is all about pacing. I had a bit left in the tank, but I can't help feeling that if I'd pushed the 1km more I'd have been in a right state mid 992.
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by Grobi » Fri May 04, 2018 9:26 am

This ctc seems to be popular within Free Spirits, quite a good attendance of the team with only four days into the challenge. Well done everyone who has entered a score so far :fswink:

I had the pleasure of my first go yesterday.I wasn't feeling completely well and my focus is on otw rowing at the moment with the weather finally getting warmer. Anyway, what has to be done has to be done :D

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First rep was almost full on, the second rep of course was. Maybe I can find a couple of seconds in the first rep, but overall this was quite exhausting, so not really looking forward to having a second go :shock:
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Sun May 06, 2018 6:02 pm

What an eejit! (One of my favourite Scottish words, English translation idiot, German dummkopf.) I don't know if I should :lol: :cry: or :oops: .

It's not just the pacing of the 2 sessions it's the pacing within each one. Went out way too fast and ended the 1k at 1.40.8 (1s above my 1k PB pace!). Half way through the 992m also at 1.40.8 I crashed and stopped. Which was stupid because even if I had limped home the time would have been ok. But it gets worse... I thought I'd try again at a more sensible pace just to log a time. So I started to row the session again but it wasn't until the 992m showed about half that amount that I realised when you 'Re Row' the monitor takes what you actually rowed not what you originally keyed! Bit of a school boy error there #-o. So my third attempt was:

1992m 6:52.7 @1.43.5
1000m 3:29.5 @1:44.7
992m 3:23.2 @1.42.4

Think I might need to try it again later in the month.
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by plummy » Mon May 07, 2018 8:15 pm

Impressive third try given the bumps in the road earlier though!
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by Wolfmiester » Fri May 11, 2018 7:51 am

Yes, very good effort Max (and thanks for the smiles with the aborted efforts :fsgrin: )
2nd go for me.
Thought I could squeeze out a little more pace on the first 1k, and therefor target Paul V just ahead.
Tried for 1:47.0
Achieved 1:46.9 and just about held on for 1:45.9 on the 2nd leg. Which hurt.
total 7:04.3 / 1:46.5
So met the target on Paul's back, and even, surprisingly, popped ahead of Peter for a short while ...
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by hewitt » Fri May 11, 2018 2:41 pm

Was not going to row today after weights but decided to throw my hat in the ring. :) I noticed this thread a few days ago and wondered were i would be, because not done a ctc for about 2 years. :oops: :oops:

1992m...6:38.4...1:40...r26

1k was all over the place with pace, it was like breathing through a straw. :shock: 3:20.8...1:40.4...r26
992m was a lot better after the 3min rest. Dont really rest for more that 1min and felt strange just sat there in the gym. :lol: 1:39.6...r27

Might go again next week some time.
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Fri May 11, 2018 6:57 pm

Wolfie, You are welcome. This week I've also managed to row a 30m session without washing suntan lotion off my face first. :twisted: is not a good look :lol:.

hewitt, That is impressive =D> =D> =D> .
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by Wolfmiester » Sun May 13, 2018 7:47 pm

hewitt wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 2:41 pm
Was not going to row today after weights but decided to throw my hat in the ring. :) I noticed this thread a few days ago and wondered were i would be, because not done a ctc for about 2 years. :oops: :oops:

1992m...6:38.4...1:40...r26

1k was all over the place with pace, it was like breathing through a straw. :shock: 3:20.8...1:40.4...r26
992m was a lot better after the 3min rest. Dont really rest for more that 1min and felt strange just sat there in the gym. :lol: 1:39.6...r27

Might go again next week some time.
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by Claudius » Mon May 14, 2018 2:32 pm

great efforts done here...and like every ctc it..... hurts hurts hurts...yes esp. the 992m...my plan was to stay sub 1:40 pace and it went well...but no more left in the tank...had 2 days off for this and started on nearly fresh legs...no more go for me 8)
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Post by Tako » Mon May 14, 2018 8:27 pm

Wow, boat 1 is completely out of reach for me now so the best I could do was to try to defend my spot in boat 2. In order to so I had to improve my time to move up 2 spots as Erik and Morten will most likely end up in front of me and there are probably others as well

So aimed at the gents in front of me and managed to sneak in in front of them
6:51.2 @1:43.2
Now I am cooked as it is pretty hot here today: sunny and 25degC

Might not be enough for a spot in boat 2 at the end, but at least I tried
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Post by MaxMacLaren1 » Tue May 15, 2018 6:37 pm

Claudius, That certainly is fast, well done ^O^ ^O^ ^O^

Tako, Yes it looks like boat 1 has rowed over the horizon for me as well. And great point about boat 2. I'm planning another go later this week and another in the final week because it links with my aim to get better at 1kms.
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by plummy » Tue May 15, 2018 7:33 pm

Managed to bump Mr Bee out of boat one (until he has another go). Not sure I fancy another go at this as this attempt hurt!

7:13.0 - 32 spm on each effort and the second rep was a fraction slower pace than the first so I think I was "all in" and nothing left.
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Post by Caratacus » Wed May 16, 2018 9:30 am

1st go today, targeted rough pace of boat 2 and happy with the result despite being annoyingly 0.1s behind Tako ☹️
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by Ian Bee » Wed May 16, 2018 11:17 am

plummy wrote:
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Managed to bump Mr Bee out of boat one

=D> =D> =D> to that and the other impressive entrants.
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Post by Tako » Wed May 16, 2018 12:08 pm

Nice competition going on!

Welcome back Felton. Now I am pretty sure that boat 2 is probably not realistic for me at the end of the month, but let’s see
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Post by Ian Bee » Thu May 17, 2018 8:13 pm

Not at all pretty, more so because it was at my gym. Sorry to anyone that witnessed this:

3:35.6 1:47.8
3:34.9 1:48.3

..for a total of 7.10.5.

I honestly can't see myself doing any better....
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by plummy » Thu May 17, 2018 8:37 pm

I have one thing to say Mr Bee - and that's "GRRRRR!"

OK - well done too!
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by Grobi » Fri May 18, 2018 9:01 am

Wolfmiester wrote:
Fri May 11, 2018 7:51 am
popped ahead of Peter for a short while ...
Ahem, you did know that I couldn't leave this unreplied, didn't you? :D Although I have to say that yours was a very fine effort and it took me several tries before I could answer it properly :twisted: which happened last night:

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It was a fine balance in the first rep between overdoing it and keeping my powder dry for the second rep. I managed to be a tad quicker in rep #1 but that wasn't enough to beat Steve's time. So I had to be significantly faster in the second rep which I managed, but it was tough. Anyway, over to you Steve 8)
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Re: May ctc - 1k / 3'r / 992m, standing starts

Post by Ian Bee » Fri May 18, 2018 9:36 am

plummy wrote:I have one thing to say Mr Bee - and that's "GRRRRR!"

OK - well done too!
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